Winners of the Speech Contest

Winners of the Speech Contest

The Student Association of English Studies Programs, Faculty of Foreign Languages (FBA) Universitas Mahasaraswati Denpasar held an English semi virtual speech competition for high school students in Bali as a form of concern for the development of English in the educational environment in Indonesia while fostering critical thinking and freedom of expression. This activity is also intended as a means of promotion to socialize the existence of the Faculty of Foreign Languages (FBA) of Mahasaraswati University Denpasar to high school /vocational students. The theme of the English Speech Contest 2021 was “Speak Up and Escape The Ordinary”.

Awarding Ceremony

Winners with FBA Vice Dean and Judge

Coming out as winners were Putu Dena Gayatri Pramesti (1st) from SMA Negeri 3 Denpasar, Kadek Kanya Galuh Pradnyamita (2nd) from SMA Negeri 2 Denpasar, Ni Putu Cynthia Ananda Dewi (3rd) from SMA Negeri 2 Mengwi, Naomi Devina Putri Agustina (1st runner up) from SMA Negeri 2 Tabanan, and Paramidhita Kanaya Tri Hapsari Pucangan (2nd runer up) from SMA Negeri 2 Mengwi. The favorite speaker was obtained by Ni Komang Yuniari. from SMKS Werdhi Sila Kumara. The awarding ceremony took place  on October 27 2021 which was held directly at the Faculty of Foreign Languages.

English Speech Contest 2021 consists of 2 rounds, namely the Preliminary round and the Final round.This year, the preliminary round was held on October 22, 2021. In this round, participants can choose one of the themes provided by the committee, which were The role of literacy in increasing the insight and creativity of teenagers during the pandemic.

  1. How social media can be used to improve English skills.
  2. The phenomenon of ‘Online Game Addiction’ among
  3. Being creative generation through entrepreneurship.

In this round, all participants were required to submit their speech in a video form. The speech presented must be the same as written the submitted script.  There were 5 best finalists chosen in the preliminary round that would proceed to the final.


Virtual Competition

The final round was held on October 26, 2021. The final round was performed in real-time where all participants raced virtually in joining the zoom meeting, they then ought to choose the speech topic through a random draw. The theme was “The role of young generation in preserving Balinese culture and developing tourism sectors in the covid-19 pandemic era “. In this round, participants had 3 days to prepare a speech with a new theme given before being presented. In the end of their speech, there was  also a Q&A session between the judges and participants. The event was streamed live on the  Youtube channel  of FBA TV.

The series of preparations  activities had been carried out since September 27, 2021, starting with sending invitation letters to a number of high schools/ vocational schools in Bali. There were 27 participants signed up for the competition. This year, there were 3 outstanding judges for the competition. They were: I Wayan Juniarta, S.S., M.Hum (Lecturer in the Faculty of Foreign Languages of Mahasaraswati Denpasar University), I Dewa Ayu Devi Maharani Santika, S.S., Hum. (Lecturer in the Faculty of Foreign Languages of Mahasaraswati Denpasar University), and I Nyoman Rajin Aryana, S.Pd. M.Hum. Lecturer in Politeknik Negeri Bali.

Committee & Judges




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