About Youth Talk

Talk Your Way to Singapore

For a leader, communication is connection and inspiration – not just transmission of information. It is often one of the most challenging leadership skills. Communication informs, persuades, guides, and assures, as well as inspires. Communication is where leadership lives and breathes. As ICT Academy perfectly understands this, has been organizing “ICT Academy Youth Talk” since 2014, to evolve leadership among college students in the form of highly effective and inspiring talks.

This initiative identifies young, powerful communicators who can communicate their thoughts to inspire the peers and the youth community online.

Nomination Closed

Faq's

Don't see your question here? Please, feel free to contact us at contest@ictacademy.in

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What is ICT Academy Youth Talk – North East?

ICT Academy Youth Talk is a student contest to encourage the young minds to express their ideas to inspire the youth community through their powerful talk, and to foster leadership qualities among the college students.

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Who organizes ICT Academy Youth Talk?

Youth talk is an initiative by ICT Academy with the interest of recognizing and motivating the future leaders through their communication and leadership abilities.

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Who can apply for ICT Academy Youth Talk contest?

ICT Academy Youth Talk contest is for students studying full-time pursuing undergraduate or Master’s degree of any discipline, from any recognized institutions across India.

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What are the stages of the contest?

The first level of screening - Online (upload a 3-minute video of their talk in YouTube and send us the link.)

Top 100 will be shortlisted (through online)

Top 10 will be shortlisted in preliminary round

Out of 10, Top 3 will be shortlisted in pre-finals

3 will compete in the State Final and one winner will be recognized and awarded with complimentary educational tour to Singapore.

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What should be the language of talk?

The speech has to be in English only.

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How can I get updates about the event?

Check out for the ongoing updates at the following social networking link of ICT Academy Youth
https://twitter.com/ICTAcademyindia
https://facebook.com/ictactyouth

Don't see your question here? Please, feel free to contact us at contest@ictacademy.in

Talk Format

Choose any topic > Talk for 10 minutes > Express your ideas > Elevate to inspire > Be the change

Topic

The speaker has to choose a topic, which has a vital message to inspire the youth audience

Duration

The duration of the talk must be for a maximum of 10 minutes and the speaker has to deliver a power packed talk within the stipulated time

Time Bound

It will be strictly time bound and the speaker should abide by the time counter.

Effective

The speaker is expected to exhibit passion, energy, attitude, skills and abilities to make the speech very interesting and effective.

Topics

The success of the talk predominantly relies on the quality of the topic chosen. The topic chosen should have the scope to exhibit your public speaking skills and thereby inspire the audience. Though the choice of the talk is not restricted, the topic chosen should be non-political, non-religious; other ambiguous themes that affect any individual, personal and social values should be avoided. Contestants must prepare the talk on their own, which should be strictly free from plagiarism.

List of Topics

  • The worldwide improvement in the standard of living is the reason of the damage to the environment.
  • Will the Internet bring people closer together?
  • Conservation is survival.
  • Does modern technology make life convenient?
  • My biggest concern for the future is...
  • Real wealth is never measured in money or possessions.
  • Conservation is survival.
  • Real love is not the stuff of pop songs.
  • If I were an animal I'd be a...
  • Plants have feelings too.
  • Junk food's popularity relies on marketing.
  • To err is human. To forgive is divine. Discuss.
  • The world is a smaller place these days.
  • Summer is the best and worst of times. Why?
  • The media controls how and what we think.
  • Advertising targeting children is immoral.
  • Real learning doesn't occur in a classroom.
  • Manners matter.
  • Children should not watch television.
  • Fashion victims I have known.
  • Art is essential to life.

List of Topics

  • Was human life better or worse when technologies were simpler?
  • Computers are becoming better translators every day. Do children need to learn more languages?
  • In what ways has information technology changed the rules and working practices in the last 5 years?
  • We are becoming more and more dependent on computers. Is this dependence on technology good or bad?
  • TV and Mass Media: could we exist without it?
  • The more we communicate, the less we really say.
  • When I grow up...
  • To be grown up is a state of mind.
  • Goals are good for you.
  • The most important lesson of my life so far...
  • Intelligence is not enough.
  • If I ruled the world...
  • Color affects the way people feel.
  • Ill health begins in the mind.
  • What would you rather be - wise or intelligent?
  • True wisdom comes from experience.
  • A sense of humor is essential.
  • Uniforms stifle individuality.
  • What is normal is decided by the society we live in.
  • Cities are for people not cars.
  • Peace is possible.

List of Topics

  • Nuclear power provides cheap and clean energy. Its benefits and disadvantages.
  • Technology is making communication much easier, but not in the sense of personal contact.
  • People prefer contacts through screens rather than face-to-face communication
  • Will modern technology such as the Web ever replace the printed media as the main source of information?.
  • Team sports build strong individuals.
  • Laughter is the best medicine.
  • Fools and their money are easily parted.
  • Discipline is not a dirty word.
  • Beauty is always in the eye of the beholder.
  • Children learn what they live with.
  • Poverty is a state of mind.
  • What characteristics make an ideal hero and why?
  • What and who is an average person?
  • Being young is over-rated. a good idea?
  • Does money make the world go round?
  • What human quality do we need more of and why?
  • Who has been the most influential person in your life and why?
  • How we look is unimportant. It's who we are on the inside that counts.
  • Pets are for people who don't have children.

Who Can Talk?

If you think you have the ability to change the world with your powerful speech, then apply now!

The students who believe that they are equipped with enough public speaking skills and abilities and who have a passion to inspire the next generation through their effective talk, can apply.
Any student studying full-time Graduation / Post Graduation currently in any recognized college across North East is eligible to participate in the contest.

Contest Process

All your dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them

01. Initial Screening

Top 100 will be shortlisted through initial screening in each region (based on 3-minute video submitted by contestants through YouTube)

02. Preliminary Round

Out of 100, top 10 will be shortlisted in Preliminary round

03. Pre Finals

Out of 10, 3 toppers will be identified in Pre finals

04. State Finals

Top 3 will compete against each other in the State Final and the winner will be recognized and awarded with a complimentary educational Tour to Singapore.

Prizes and Awards

Be the next youth icon

Pre-Final
First Place

AWARD + CERTIFICATE + FINALIST FOR THE STATE PRE FINAL WITH A CHANCE TO WIN A TRIP TO SINGAPORE

Second Place

AWARD + CERTIFICATE + FINALIST FOR THE STATE PRE FINAL WITH A CHANCE TO WIN A TRIP TO SINGAPORE

Third Place

AWARD + CERTIFICATE + FINALIST FOR THE STATE PRE FINAL WITH A CHANCE TO WIN A TRIP TO SINGAPORE

State Final
First Place

Trip to Singapore + Award + Certificate + Title "ICT Academy Youth Icon of the Year"

Second Place

Award + Certificate

Third Place

Award + Certificate

Regional Partners

To be Updated Shortly...

Judging Criteria

Eloquent speech is not from lip to ear, but rather from heart to heart

Selection of Topic
Quality of Content
Communication skills
Body language
Language proficiency
Abide by the timeline

Important dates

Be the Next Youth Icon

Last Date to register Nomination Closed
Initial Screening To be Updated
Preliminary To be Updated
Pre-Final To be Updated
State Final To be Updated

Contact

How we can help you.

our address

ICT Academy
B – 308 & 309, Som Datt Chamber – 1,
Bhikaji Cama Place,
New Delhi – 110066