18 July 2023

The English Speaking Contest on disaster risk reduction and climate actions

Dear beloved students and parents, The English Speaking Contest on disaster risk reduction and climate actions is co-organized by the Vietnam Disaster and Dyke Management Authority (MARD) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Viet Nam with the support of the Government of Japan and Amslink English Center., Are you?, A secondary or high school student in Viet Nam. Interested in hot global issues such as disaster prevention and climate change adaptation. Wishing to make a difference by bringing your voice to ASEAN leaders about the contributions of children and adolescents in disaster risk reduction and climate actions. Able to speak English fluently. Sharing…, Join the English Speaking Contest!, Make a difference and let your voice be heard., Objectives, To support the 11th Meeting of the ASEAN Committee on Disaster Management and its side activities during Viet Nam chairmanship in 2023. To disseminate knowledge on disaster risk reduction and climate actions. To raise awareness and strengthen skills for children and the youth in responding to natural disasters and climate change. To create…, Topics, Your perspective on disaster risk reduction and climate actions in Viet Nam and around the world. Your innovative ideas related to disaster risk reduction and climate actions. Your local experience in disaster prediction, prevention and response, to frequently occurring disasters in your area., How to join?, General information Contestants may enter individually or as part of a group (maximum of 2 members). Presentations must be delivered in English. Content you present must discuss the above topics. Preliminary Round The preliminary round will take place online. Entries must be submitted to the Organizing Committee by August 25, 2023, via email at…, Prizes: TOTAL OF 200 MILLION VND WORTH PRIZES, Preliminary Round The first 30 contestants/groups to submit their entries will receive a souvenir gift. Final Round 1st Prize: 4 million VND 3 Second Prizes: 3 million VND/each 3 Third Prizes: 2 million VND/each 3 Consolation Prizes: 1 million VND/each 2 additional prizes will be awarded based on the total number of likes and shares of the…, ARE YOU READY TO JOIN FOR A SAFE, CLEAN, AND GREEN ASEAN FOR ALL CHILDREN?, Contest Launch: July 23-29, 2023 Preliminary Round Entry Submission: July 25-August 25, 2023 (4 weeks) Preliminary Round Results Announcement: September 15, 2023 Online Training for Finalists: September 18, 2023 Final Round and Awards Ceremony in Ha Long City, Quang Ninh Province: October 3, 2023 The Winner will deliver a speech at the 11 th ASEAN…, CONTEST PARTICIPATION GUIDELINES:, Preliminary Round: Who can join? The contest is open to Vietnamese secondary and high school students who reside in Vietnam (ages 12 to 18). There is no limit to the number of entries per contestant. The submission must include the attached entry information form ( English speaking contest entry form here ) Consider the following for innovation:…, SELECTION CRITERIA FOR THE FINAL ROUND, Criteria Sub-criteria Details Maximum Content - Introduction - State the purpose clearly 10 - Problems - State the main ideas 5 - Develop supporting ideas logically 5 - Describe the current problem 5 - Use reliable and relevant data and evidences 5 - Solutions - Clearly define solutions 10 - Conclusion - Summarise the main ideas effectively 10 -…, (*) Additional Prize Scoring:, 1 like or reaction from 1 account = 1 point 1 comment from 1 account = 2 points 1 share from 1 account = 3 points (only valid if shared publicly -> valid for public shares only) The total score is calculated as the sum of points from the Thien Tai The Gioi fan page and Amslink English Center fan page Note: Cheating, such as hacked likes, fake…, Video Format Requirements:, File format: MP4 preferred Maximum length: 3 minutes Aspect ratio: 16:9 (vertical) or 4:3 (horizontal) preferred Resolution: Submit the original video at the highest available resolution (minimum 1280 x 720 pixels). Avoid sending videos via social networks, as this may reduce video quality. #EarlyAction #ForEveryChild #UNICEF #VNDMA