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Welcome to the organiser hub for the IPSC 2022


IPSC 2022

We are delighted to announce that the winner of the 2022 ESU International Public Speaking Competition is Kangqi from China. Congratulations to all speakers who represented themselves and their regions with so much talent and enthusiasm throughout the IPSC 2022. 

Thank you for your ongoing support of the ESU International Public Speaking Competition. If you have any questions, please contact the competition organisers at

IPSC National Competition Registration Form

In order to take part in the IPSC, you must register your national competition using the form below by Tuesday, 1 March 2022. Registration form here.

Once you have held your national final, national champions then need to be registered for the IPSC itself. The deadline for this information is Friday, April 1 2022. Your participating speaker should enter their details here.

The themes for 2022

As normal, there are two themes: the theme for national competitions and the theme for the international competition.

This year’s theme for national competitions is ‘We expect too much from our heroes’ and may be used for national public speaking competitions.

This year’s theme for the prepared speech heats of the international competition is ‘Our real choices are made without us realising it’. Those advancing to the IPSC final will be asked to give their speech on ‘We expect too much from our heroes’.

The dates

The IPSC programme will run from Monday, 9 May 2022 to the evening of Friday, 13 May 2022.

The deadline for submitting preliminary registration forms is Tuesday, 1 March 2022. The preliminary registration forms should be completed by national competition organisers. The deadline for submitting participant registration forms is Friday, 1 April 2022. Information forms should be completed by participants.

The deadline for paying the IPSC subscription fee is Tuesday, 1 March 2022.

The IPSC subscription fee

With the 2022 IPSC taking place online, the IPSC subscription fee for international ESUs is once again included in the ICM subscription. If you have any questions about paying this please contact

The IPSC fee for non-ESU partners is unchanged for this year at £250 and can be paid via the link to the right.

The programme

The 2022 IPSC may have a curtailed programme of events given the challenges the global community face.

The finals heats are currently scheduled for Wednesday, 11 May, and the grand final will take place on Friday, 13 May. There will also be some events promoting cultural exchange and exploration on Monday and Tuesday. To see the schedule for the week, please click here.

Competition rules

For logistical reasons in 2022 we are not currently expecting to hold an impromptu round. Participants will be assigned to heats and give their prepared speech on the topic ‘Our real choices are made without us realising it’. The winner of each heat will advance to the grand final.

For details on registration, payments, eligibility, the competition and disqualification click the link below the image.

Further information and reading

The links below will open up downloadable links to more specific competition information, should you need it at this stage.

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