Enliven 2017 is the first ever all island humorous and speech evaluation competition for the youth of Sri Lanka. Humour adds life and character to a speech, making it much more attractive to the listener whereas the ability to evaluate a speech builds the ability of critical thinking along with the opportunity to help a fellow orator while benefiting oneself. For the past few years we have seen the need for such a competition amongst the student community of our country and we are proud that we have taken the initiative to implement it this year.
Enliven 2017 will consist of a series of workshops focusing on humorous speech and speech evaluation along with the competition which will comprise of three rounds. (Preliminary, Semi Finals and Finals for both humorous speech and evaluation sections)
- Workshop 1 ( 11th of March 2017 : 1.30pm – 3.30pm)
This workshop will be conducted by distinguished representatives of Toastmasters International and will be open to all Undergraduates including those who are taking part at the preliminary round.
- Preliminary Round (19th of March 2017 : from 8.00am onwards [You can leave once you are done])
With an expectation of over 200 participants to the humorous speech competition and about 50 participants for the speech evaluation competition the preliminary round will be held at the University of Colombo. This round will choose 50 speakers from the humorous speech competition and about 20 participants for the speech evaluation competition to compete at the semi-final round.
Order of the speeches on the day will be according to the order of registrations at the date of the competition. Registration should be done on or before 12.00 noon.
- Workshop 2 (21st of March 2017)
This workshop will be conducted by distinguished representatives of Toastmasters International and will be open to all those who are taking part at the semi-final round.
- Semi-Final Round (26th of March 2017)
The semi-final round which will also be held that the University of Colombo will choose the 10 best speakers out of the 50 participants of the humorous speech competition and 5 competitors will be selected from the 20 participants of the evaluation competition for the final round.
- Final Round (6th April 2017)
“The best humorist” and “The best evaluator” along with the “Most popular humorist” and “The most popular evaluator” will be chosen at the final round that will be held at the NAT hall, University of Colombo.The audience of the event will comprise of distinguished invitees, Toastmasters, academic and non-academic staff of University of Colombo and other universities, institutes,and also students from all Universities and Institutes in the country along with the supporters of the competitors.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ON 17TH