On Saturday, March 6, the 33rd Annual BC Japanese Speech Contest was jointly held online courtesy of UBC by the contest’s organizing committee and the Consulate General of Japan in Vancouver.
This year, thirty-seven contestants (15 high school and 22 university students) from various regions throughout BC progressed from the preliminary screening to the final contest. In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the contest was held online and was streamed online to the public.
The judges praised all contestants’ for their passion for Japanese study, commenting on the high quality and moving content of the speeches. They lauded the successful results of the entrants’ efforts. All participants received gifts and the winners were awarded prizes from sponsors.
for videos of the High School Division
speeches and here
for the University Division
The first place winners of the University/Open Division will go on to take part in the Canada National Japanese Speech Contest to be held online Sunday, March 28. This year again, the national contest will be viewable online from home. Please check out the start time and details on the national speech contest website