This competition is designed to provide a stage for students to express their opinions and ideas in English and creativity.  This time, participants can freely and creatively express their views on their hometown. Through this competition, they not only can develop their thinking and expression skills but also learn more about the atmosphere and culture of local and foreign cities through the eyes of their peers.


NSYSU students

Contest groups:

Group 1:  DFLL students, EMI students, foreign students, and students who have more than 6 months abroad experience

Group 2: Non-English majored students


The competition is divided into two groups.  The first group is the foreign students, DFLL students and EMI program students.  The second group is non-English related students.  The topic of the competition is “My Hometown”.  Contestants will be judged based on their presentation expressive abilities, content, deportment, and creativity, with the winners receiving awards and prizes.  To encourage student to participate and express the organizers’ appreciation for the contestants’ instructors, all finalists will receive certificate of participation, and all instructors will receive letters of appreciation.




My city, my pride.


Stages of the competition

Preliminary phase

In the preliminary phase, a one to one and half-minute video must be uploaded to the following URL.  The way of introducing the hometown is not limited. Participants can use their creativity to describe the characteristics of their hometown in English and record it into a video.  The scoring criteria of the preliminary phase are the same as those of the final (see below). 15 contestants in each respective group will be selected for the final.




Final phase

The finalists will present on 12/17 (Fri.)

The presentation time is 5 minutes for each contestant, and the Q&A time is 3 minutes.

Time Action Reminder
4 minutes To raise a card to remind you One minute left
4 minutes 30 seconds To raise a card to remind you 30 seconds left
5 minutes To ring the bell to remind you Please end the speech
5 minutes 30 seconds To ring the bell to remind you Force off the podium
The presentation time lasts less than 3 minutes 2 points deducted
The presentation time lasts more than 5 minutes 30 seconds 2 points deducted


Minutes for judges’ questions 1 minute
 Minutes for contestants’ answers  2 minutes




Registration Information

Contest schedule

Deadline for submission of preliminary videos Now~ 11/26 (Fri.)
Preliminary Result announcements 2021/12/03 (Fri.)
Deadline to submit PowerPoint files 2021/12/13 (Mon.)
Final date 2021/12/17 (Fri.) @NSYSU




Please upload the preliminary video to the following URL.

The format of the preliminary video MUST be mp4.. Contestants with incomplete information will not be allowed to participate, and no further notice will be given by the organizer.


The naming of the video file:

Full name + department level+ student number (e.g., Sun Yat-sen Si Wan College B051234567)


Finalists who use the PowerPoint file to introduce their hometown must submit the file by the deadline for compilation.


English expressive abilities (pronunciation, intonation, fluency, accuracy, etc.) 30%
Presentation content (relevance, creativity, structure, visual design, etc.) 30%
Deportment (gesture, clothing, etc.) 20%
Creativity (presentation, originality, imagination, fun, observation, etc.) 20%



If two persons receive the same final score, the ranking will be determined by the higher scores of (1) English expressive ability (2) Content (3) Creativity (4) Deportment.



First Prize: Each contestant receives NT$5,000 and a certificate of award.

Second Prize: Each contestant receives NT$3,000 and a certificate of award.

Third Prize: Each contestant receives NT$2,000 and a certificate of award.

Outstanding Prize: Each contestant receives NT$5,000 and a certificate of award.

Superior Prize: Each contestant receives NT$200 and a certificate of award.

Schedule for the Final: December 17, 2021


Finalists must check in with their own student ID cards at 09:00-10:00 at the Registration Counter on the day of the final. Finalists will be disqualified if they present in the wrong order or do not appear on stage after being called three times.

    • 09:00~10:00 |Registration:Info-Library Building B1 floor
    • 09:30-09:50 |Judge panel meeting
    • 10:00~10:15 |Guest remarks
    • 10:30~12:00 |Competition starts (contestant 1~8)
    • 12:00~12:50 |Recess (teatime)
    • 12:50~14:20 |Competition starts (contestant 9~15)
    • 14:20-14:30 |Scoring
    • 14:30-15:00 |Award Ceremony