Education First International Speech Competition 2017

Education First International Speech Competition 2017

Deadline:  April 17, 2017

The EF Challenge is an international speech competition that encourages high school students to find a creative and engaging answer to the question: “What does it  mean to be a global citizen?” With the help of their teachers, the EF Challenge participants will write and record a short speech that inspires the audience and convinces the jury. Both students and teachers have the chance to win amazing prizes – from trips to dream-destinations to study abroad courses and online English lessons.


  • Win a two-week study abroad course to a destination of your choice;
  • Win a trip to the EF Youth Leadership Forum at the EF New York;
  • Win a spot for an EF Teacher Training Course.


  • Students between 15 and 19 years can participate;
  • All speeches must be in English;
  • The speeches must be between 2 to 5 minutes long;
  • All speeches must be recorded and uploaded to YouTube or a similar platform

Application Process

Register to enter!

Application Timeline

  • April 15, 2017: All students and teachers must be registered and will receive an email with instructions on how to submit the speeches
  • May 1, 2017: All videos have to be uploaded to YouTube or a similar platform, and the link must be shared with us
  • May 17, 2017: National juries will choose the best speeches and announce the finalists
  • May 30, 2017: The global winners of the EF Challenge 2017 will be announced and showered with prizes

For more inormation, visit Education First International Speech Competition 2017.