At the Express Yourself 2018 (Photo courtesy EF Education First)

HCM City (VNA) – Express Yourself 2019 – a talent contest for students – was launched on December 10 by the international education organisation EF Education First.

The contest has three categories – “voice up”, “step up” and “speak up”, which seek talents in English singing, dancing and English eloquence, respectively. Contestants can choose one category or more to take.

The theme of the “speak up” category this year is “What are your hopes for the future of our society?”

Meanwhile, “step up” is a new section of the annual contest, which was first launched four years ago and has drawn nearly 40,000 contestants so far.

Cao Phuong Ha, CEO of the EF Education First, said that the contest is organised to the global standards with the engagement of prestigious jury members who are ambassadors from the English-speaking community, domestic and international experts in music and dance.

It is a chance for contestants to challenge and express themselves, while accessing experience education activities to improve their language ability, she said.

Along with the skills in dancing, singing and language, one of the major criteria of the competition is the contestants’ ability to express their emotion and passions on the stage, said Phuong.

The winner of the contest will be awarded a study tour to New York and an opportunity to participate in the Global Young Leaders’ Conference.

Students interested in the competition can register from now until January 31, 2019 at website https://www.ef.com.vn/hub/asia/express-yourself/. Fifteen most outstanding contestants will compete at the final round slated for May 2019.-VNA