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International Public Speaking Competition

2012 Survey of National Public Speaking Competitions Country Your name E-mail Address Section 1: Overall Description of the Competition

Which of the following most accurately describes your competition? (select one) Urban 1 Limited to the capital city or one main city Urban 2 Limited to more than one main city Regional 1 Limited to urban and rural areas in one region in the country Limited to urban and rural areas in more than one region in Regional 2 the country National Urban and rural areas in all regions in the country Other Pleasebriefly explain in the next section Section 2: Competition Structure

Pleaseprovide a brief explanation of the structure of your competition (including competition stages, numbers of participants at each stage, geographical regions and dates or date ranges) [Example: Regional heats in the country’s five main regions run between October and December (approx 100students per region), followed by regional finals run between January and February (10 students per regional final), followed by a national final in March (5 students). 500 participating students in total.]

Section 3: Participating Institutions / Students

Which of the following most accurately describes the institutions/students which participate in your competition? (select one) Exclusively university students Exclusively secondary school students Majority of university students and a minority of secondary school students Majority of secondary school students and a minority of university students An equal number of university students and secondary school students Other (pleasebriefly explain)

If secondary school students participate in your competition, which of the following most accurately describes the category of schools/students that participate? (select one) Exclusively private schools (usually selective, fee-paying schools) Exclusively state schools (usually non-selective, non-fee-paying schools) Majority of private schools and a minority of state schools Majority of state schools and a minority of private schools An equal number of private schools and state schools Other (pleasebriefly explain)

Section 4: International Final Dates


Please use the table below to indicate the weeks of the year which, for your country, are not suitable for the IPSC final (please use the spaces available to indicate why a particular week is not suitable e.g. secondary school exams, university exams, national competition final etc.). Any weeks left blank will be assumed to be suitable weeks for the IPSCfinal. Jan Week 1 Jul Week 1 Week 2 Week 2 Week 3 Week 3 Week 4 Week 4 Feb Week 1 Aug Week 1 Week 2 Week 2 Week 3 Week 3 Week 4 Week 4 Mar Week 1 Sep Week 1 Week 2 Week 2 Week 3 Week 3 Week 4 Week 4 Apr Week 1 Oct Week 1 Week 2 Week 2 Week 3 Week 3 Week 4 Week 4 No May Week 1 v Week 1 Week 2 Week 2 Week 3 Week 3 Week 4 Week 4 Jun Week 1 Dec Week 1 Week 2 Week 2 Week 3 Week 3 Week 4 Week 4 Additional Information • •

Please submit one survey only per country where possible. Surveys should be completed by the national public speaking competition organisers (in consultation with the relevant ESU committee(s) where appropriate). Please take the time to fill this form as accurately as possible, keeping answers brief and relevant to the section/question. This process is crucial to establishing the numbers and categories of students that participate globally and to identifying the countries in the greatest need of support/development. Please submit completed surveys via e-mail to ipsc@esu.org.


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