2017 EF Education First Challenge

2017 EF Education First Challenge

The EF (Education First) Challenge is an international speech competition that encourages high school students to find a creative and engaging answer to the question: 'What does it mean to be a global citizen?' With the help of their teachers, the EF Challenge participants will write and record a short speech that inspires the audience and convinces the jury:




15 Apr 2017


The winning Students will be awarded the following prizes:
A trip to the EF Youth Leadership Forum at the EF New York
A two-week study abroad course to a destination of their choice and
A three-month online English course at EF Englishtown

The winning Teachers will be awarded the following prizes:
A spot for an EF Teacher Training Course and
A three-month online English course at EF Englishtown.


Submission Deadline:
1 May 2017
All videos have to be uploaded to YouTube or a similar platform, and the link must be shared with them

National Winner Announcement
17 May 2017
National juries will choose the best speeches and announce the finalists

Global Winner Announcement
30 May 2017
The global winners of the EF Challenge 2017 will be announced and showered with prizes

Note that while some organisers may accept applications from all around the world, you may still be required to travel to the host country in order to take part in the later stages of a competition for instance, or you may be required to live there for a period of time to take part in a funded programme (e.g. scholarship, incubator, accelerator).

Multiple host countries may mean that no travel is required.


Credit: 2017 EF Education First Challenge 

Date Added: 6 Jan 2017


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