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The Jockey Club Romania was the gracious host of the 2018-2019 finals of the National Public Speaking Competition in English. The jury consisted of Mr. Kendall Peet, Head of the International British School of Bucharest; Ms. Andreea Tănase, Director of Lowland International Romania and Ms. Ela Nicolae, President of the ESU Romania. 

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The finals of the 2017 – 2018 edition of the National Public Speaking Competition were once again hosted by the Jockey Club Romania. The distinguished members of the jury for this edition were: Mr. Kendall Peet, Head of the International British School of Bucharest; Professor Mariana Nicolae, Ph.D. – Head of Modern Languages and Business Communication Department, Bucharest University of Economic Studies and Ms. Ela Nicolae, President of the ESU Romania. 

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The finals of the 2016 – 2017 edition of the National Public Speaking Competition took place at the British Council Romania. The jury consisted of Mr. ALAN CORNISH, Head of Primary, The International British School of Bucharest; Professor MARIANA NICOLAE, Ph.D.,  Head of Modern Languages and Business Communication Department, Bucharest University of Economic Studies and Ms. LORRAINE MACHAJ from the British Council Romania.

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For the 2015-2016 edition of the National Public Speaking Competition in English we had 3656 participants enrolled in the National Public Speaking Competition in English with 2491 enrollments in the 12-15 age group and 1165 enrollments in the 16-20 age group.

The finals for the 16-20 age group were held at the Jockey Club. The jury consisted of Mr. KENDALL PEET, Head of The International British School of Bucharest, Mr. SHANE EGAN, from the British Council Romania,  and Ms. MARIA BUJAN, Inspector for English from The Romanian Ministry of Education. The winner of the 2016 National Public Speaking Competition was Tudor Suciu from Grigore Moisil High School in Timisoara.

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In the 2014-2015 edition of the National Public Speaking Competition in English, we had 2372 participants with 1583 enrollments in the 12-15 age group and 784 enrollments in the 16-20 age group.

 The finals for the 16-20 age group were held at the Jockey Club. The jury consisted of Mr. DUNCAN MOTHERSILL, Deputy Teaching Centre Manager from the British Council Romania, Mr. KENDALL PEET, Head of The International British School of Bucharest and Mrs. ANCA MARIANA PEGULESCU, Inspector General for English, The Romanian Ministry of Education. The winner of the 2015 National Public Speaking Competition was Iuliana Nyerges from Mihai Viteazul High School in Bucharest. 

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We had 2070 participants enrolled in the 2013 – 2014 National Public Speaking Competition in English with 1570 enrollments in the 12-15 age group and 500 enrollments in the 16-20 age group.

The finals for the 16-20 age group were held at the Jockey Club. The chairman of the jury was Mr. DAVID COSTELLO, Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy of Ireland. The other members of the jury included Mr. DUNCAN MOTHERSILL, Deputy Teaching Centre Manager from the British Council Romania, Mrs. ANCA MARIANA PEGULESCU, Inspector General for English, The Romanian Ministry of Education, Ms. KENDALL PEET, Head of The International British School of Bucharest.

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The 2012 – 2013 edition of the National Public Speaking Competition in English had 1046 participants with 816 enrollments in the 12-15 age group and 230 enrollments in the 16-20 age group.

The finals for the 16-20 age group were held at the Jockey Club. The chairman of the jury was Mr. RAYMOND BREDEN, President of the British-Romanian Chamber of Commerce. The other members of the jury included Mr. DAVID COSTELLO, Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy of Ireland, Mrs. ANCA MARIANA PEGULESCU, Inspector General for English, The Romanian Ministry of Education, Ms. DEBORAH THOMAS, Human Resources Officer of the U.S. Embassy Bucharest, Mr. DUNCAN MOTHERSILL – Deputy Teaching Centre Manager from the British Council Romania.

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For the 2011 – 2012 we had 980 participants enrolled in the National Public Speaking Competition in English with 685 enrollments in the 12-15 age group and 295 enrollments in the 16-20 age group.

The finals for the 16-20 age group were held at the Palace of Parliament under the High Patronage of Ms. Roberta Alma Anastase, Head of the Chamber of Deputies.

The chairman of the jury was Mrs. ANCA MARIANA PEGULESCU, Inspector General for English, The Romanian Ministry of Education, Research, Youth and Sport.

The others members of the jury included Ms. Edwina Sagitto, Cultural Attache, US Embassy; Mr. Andrei Marinescu, ARDOR Muntenia; Mrs. Monica Ralea, Projects Manager at the British Council and Cristian Bândea from Realitatea TV.

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In the 2010 – 2011 edition we had 1165 participants enrolled in the National Public Speaking Competition in English with 216 enrollments in the 8-11 age group, 613 enrollments in the 12-15 age group and 336 enrollments in the 16-20 age group.

The finals for the 16-20 age group were held at the Palace of Parliament under the High Patronage of Ms. Roberta Alma Anastase, Head of the Chamber of Deputies.

The Chairman of the jury was HE Mr. Martin Harris, The UK Ambassador to Romania. The other members of the jury included Mr. MICAH SAVIDGE, Political Officer, US Embassy; Mrs. DORINA GUŢU, Executive Director, Romanian-U.S. Fulbright Commission; Mrs. ANCA MARIANA PEGULESCU, Inspector General for English, The Romanian Ministry of Education, Research, Youth and Sport and Mr. JONATHAN GAYTHER, Director English Language Services Romania at the British Council.

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