Education First International Speech Competition 2018


The Education First (EF) Challenge is an international speech competition that encourages high school students to find a creative and engaging answer to the question: “What does sustainable development mean to you?” 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.

EF Education First was founded in 1965 with the mission to open the world through education. From Berlin to Beijing, Moscow to Mexico City, Dubai to Denver, EF operates 500 schools and offices in over 52 countries. To date, EF has helped over 15 million people to learn a new language, discover the world, or earn an academic degree.


There are amazing EF Challenge prizes for students and teachers.

Students (age 15 – 18)


  • Win a trip to the EF Youth Leadership Forum at the EF New York: The EF Youth Leadership Forum brings together outstanding students from all over the world and gives them an opportunity to become better global leaders. They gather one week in our EF New York Campus to discuss global issues and explore this amazing international city.
    Win a two-week language course abroad to an EF Destination
    Win a three-month online English course at EF Englishtown
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Win a spot for an EF Teacher Training Course


Eligibility Criteria and Guides


  • LANGUAGE: All speeches must be in English
    AGE: Students between 15 and 18 years old can participate.
    LENGTH: The speeches must be between 2 to 5 minutes long
    UPLOAD: All speeches must be recorded and uploaded to YouTube or a similar platform
  • Click here to register


15th April, 2018.

Further Information

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