Take the
EF Challenge

Record a speech on global issues and earn a ticket to New York.

Take the
EF Challenge

Record a speech on global issues and earn a ticket to New York.

About the EF Challenge

The EF Challenge is a high school speech competition offering students from around the globe the chance to win a dream trip to New York.

Students must record a speech in response to the question:“What does sustainable development mean to you?”.

The most inspiring entries will travel to the Big Apple for the EF Youth Leadership Forum, where they’ll debate global issues, discover the city and make new, lifelong friends.

Requirements

  • Language

    Record your speech in English

  • Age

    Students between 15 and 18 years old can participate

  • Length

    Between 2 and 3 minutes is perfect

  • Upload

    Record, upload to YouTube and share it with us!

Prizes

Student Prizes

Our student winners will earn an unforgettable trip to New York, where they’ll participate at the EF Youth Leadership Forum! The Forum brings together outstanding students from around the world to kick-start their future as potential global leaders. They’ll spend one week discussing big issues and exploring the Big Apple from our leafy EF Campus.

Teacher Prizes

Our student winners will earn an unforgettable trip to New York, where they’ll participate at the EF Youth Leadership Forum! The Forum brings together outstanding students from around the world to kick-start their future as potential global leaders. They’ll spend one week discussing big issues and exploring the Big Apple from our leafy EF Campus.

Timeline

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    Registration deadline

    Sign-up by April 15,2019

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    Submission deadline

    Submit your speech by May 1, 2019

  • 3

    Winner announcement

    The winner will be announced in your country on May 17, 2019

  • 4

    Trip to New York

    The global winners travel to the EF Youth Leadership Forum on August XX, 2019

EF International Language Campus New York

EF International Language Campus New York

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Best recommendations

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Watch our previous winners in action

National Winners

  • Maria Casas

    Colegio 2018
    City, Country

  • Maria Casas

    Colegio 2018
    City, Country

International Winners

  • Juan Diego
    Cortés Castelblanco

    Bogotá, Colombia

  • María Lucia
    Lacouture Mindiola

    Barranquilla, Colombia

  • Pia Francisca
    Muñoz González

    Concepción, Chile

  • Ariana
    Barreiro Larrea

    Guayaquil, Ecuador

  • María Paula
    Torres

    Quito, Ecuador

  • Đào Khánh
    Linh

    Hanoi, Vietnam

  • Diane Fosser

    Carrières-sur-Seine, France

  • Julie Ramondou

    Boujan Sur Libron, France

  • Natalia Szachna

    Warszawa, Poland

  • Maria Paula Vasini

    Maracaibo, Venezula

  • Teresa Aroca

    Albacete, Spain

  • Francisco Martin
    Siguas Gamero

    Lima, Peru

  • Antônio Ciceri Herold

    Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

  • Giovanna Amato

    São Paulo, Brazil

  • Luis Tripa

    Lisbon, Portugal

  • Meliha Mihri Sahin

    Istanbul, Turkey

  • Mariana Alarcón

    Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico

Congratulations

You've registered for the EF Challenge 2019! Check your email to discover the next step on your path to New York.

You have signed up for the competition

We will remind you to add your video before the deadline. We will announce the winners on March 1st.

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