Video Submission Mode for the 72nd Hong Kong Schools Speech Festival

In view of the uncertainties over the spread of the COVID-19 in the coming months, HKSMSA has to adjust the mode of the 72nd Speech Festival scheduled from 16 November to 16 December 2020. After consulting the Education Bureau and representatives of Primary and Secondary School Heads Associations, the Executive Committee decided to replace live performances by a “Video Submission Mode”, with the adjudicators adjudicating the videos of students’ performances. The key features of the new mode are highlighted as follows:

  • There is no change to the enrolment procedures.
  • Competitors are required to video-record their performance and upload the video to designated video platforms. They will submit the video URL by completing an On-line Submission Form.
  • There is no change to the method in grouping for each competition. Adjudicators will adjudicate the videos according to the existing judging criteria. There is no change to the scheme of awards and marks.
  • The mark sheets will be collected by members and distributed to their students.

Details of the competition arrangements of “Video Submission Mode” and guidelines regarding video submission will be available on the HKSMSA website from 26 August 2020. To adapt to potential changes in the coming school year, the association has lengthened the enrollment period for this year’s speech festival. The schedule for the speech festival is also adjusted according to the change in competition mode, please visit “Important Dates to be Noted” (Video Submission Mode) to take note of latest event dates.

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