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Speech & Debate Contest

While PHOCOS and WRICOS are successfully implemented, these events make Silk-Road universities students experience about Silk-Road and grow up with outputs related to Silk-Road. In addition to these 2 events, Silk-Road Universities Network (SUN) has decided to hold the debate competition for SUN’s students as an annual event. This debate contest could be named as DECOS (Debate Contest of SUN). However, due to the prevalence of COVID-19, the contest has opened only for speeches and therefore the name of the contest also has been changed to Speech and Debate Contest of SUN (S-DECOS).

S-DECOS aims to develop and demonstrate SUN’s students’ speaking and presentation skills, as well as gain new competences and improve their knowledge in aspects regarding multiculturalism, economic development and, undoubtedly, the Silk-Road which its origins and relevance in the international horizon.

Since the Debate Contest was supposed to be an offline event its procedure was progressed in this way. First, each member universities should arrange pre-competitions to organize the team entering the international competition. Secondly, each selected team applies for the contest (Detailed information available in the website). Then participating students will be gathered in the host University and then the Main Event will be progressed. In the end of the completions, the winning teams will be awarded as the Gold Medal, Silver Medal, and Bronze Medal. On the other hand Speech Contest will be conduct as an online event. University students from the member universities or non-member universities are able to apply for this during the given period of time. The significant point of the speech contest is that the applicants will do their speeches in their native languages and send the recorded video with the English caption. They will be evaluated by an academic panel contains academic staffs from member universities and the winners will be awarded as same as the debate contest.* (Subject to be changed)

S-DECOS 2021
S-DECOS 2022, The 3rd Speech and Debate Contest of SUN (Please note that the contest was opened only for speeches due to the outbreak of COVID-19).

DECOS 2021
Title
The 2nd Speech Contest of SUN
Date
From September 2021 to December 2021
Venue
Online
Theme
Students‘ Perspectives in the Era of AI and Big Data: Opportunities and Challenges
(Applicants are encouraged to create their own topics related to the theme)
Hosted by
Silk-Road Universities Network (SUN)
Organized by
SUN Secretariat

Plan for DECOS 2021

Coordination
  • DECOS is a ‘Team Competition’
  • 1 team will be composed of 3 students and totally 16 teams (48 students) will participate in the Main Event.
  • Each university may submit an application for only one team.
  • The 16 temas of three students would be divided into 4 groups of 4 teams.
  • 6 games are going to be played in each group. That is, each team would compete the other three teams in the group, in 3 sets of games.)
  • Each set would have a motion that the first two would be announced motions selected by the Executive Council, and the third motion would be impromptu.
  • DECOS will include the debate competition and also cultural events.
Apply for DECOS 2021
Period
(If any member university which would like to participate, then please send the email to sunofficial@gmail.com)
Way
DECOS official email address(sunofficialdecos@gmail.com) or SUN official email address(sunofficial0822@gmail.com)
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* E-mail

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* Attachment
* Nationality
* University
* Major
* reCHAPCHA
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Schedule
  • Announcing the competition and the DECOS Rules:
  • Deadline for applications for participating in the Main Event submitted to the Executive Council:
  • Assessment of the applications by the Executive Council and announcement of the results:
DAY 1
  • Receiving the student guests at the airport.
  • Transportation to University’s hotel
  • The city tour
DAY 2
  • The city tour
  • Lunch at the University’s eating hall
  • Preparation for the competition
  • Traditional Romanian dinner
DAY 3
  • Official opening of the Main Event of DECOS
  • DECOS Main Event
DAY 4
  • Resuming competition: Second and final round
  • Award Ceremony
  • Closing dinner
DAY 5
  • Departure of the participants

History of S-DECOS

SDECOS 2020
S-DECOS 2020, The 2nd Speech and Debate Contest of SUN (Please note that the contest was opened only for speeches due to the outbreak of COVID-19).

Grand Prize
(Gold Medal)
Mr. Nikita Panichive
Moscow State Linguistic University, Russia

Excellence Prize
(Silver Medal)
Mr. Ali Reza Elyas
Heart University, Afghanistan

Special Prize
(Bronze Medal)
Ms. Zoi Trintou
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Title The 1st Speech Contest of SUN
Date From December 2020 to July 2021
Theme “Speaking Hopes” in the Era of COVID-19 (Applicants were highly encouraged to create their own topics related to this theme)
Hosted by Silk-Road Universities Network (SUN)
Organized by SUN Secretariat
Participants 8 Students from
British University Dubai, UAE
Heart University, Afghanistan
University of Malaya, Malaysia
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
University of Guilan, Iran
University of Isfahan, Iran
Moscow State Linguistic University, Russia

SDECOS 2019

Jonghyuk Park
Juhyung Lee
Servin Kim
Yuliana Maria Reyes Trinidad

Hankuk university of foreign studies

The number of countries and cities 4 cities in 4 countries
The number of universities 4 universities
The number of participants 13