English Speech Contest

The Largest and Prestigious Contest in Korea

Every year the IYF host the IYF National English Speech Contest for middle-high school and university students to improve their language skills. This English Speech Contest, which is the largest and most prestigious speech contest in Korea, seeks speeches that carry logical message that can move the hearts of the audience. Judges check the transcript’s relevance to the topics provided, and judge them by focusing on rich presentational skills and creativity. From the Regional Round to the Final Round, through a long one-month journey, contestants gain a mindset to challenge English, transcend their limits, and see themselves change.


Transcripts are registered through the IYF website ( annually from August to September.
Regional Round
Regional preliminaries take place in 8 major cities for middle, high school and university students.
Final Round
Every October, regional winners gather in Seoul and compete