eTalent Festival Rules – Elocution

Elocution Rules (Malayalam & English)


Competitions will be held separately for Malayalam & English.

Time Limit: 5 minutes maximum.

Instructions: Pick a topic from the list of topics provided below for respective categories.



  1. What makes you a good friend?
  2. Benefits of Outdoor Play


  1. എന്റെ ഹീറൊ 
  2. ഏറ്റവും പ്രിയപ്പെട്ട കാലം (season)



  1. The Role of Youth in Shaping the Future
  2. The Art of Embracing Failure


  1. ലഹരി എന്ന വിപത്ത് 
  2. അച്ചടക്കവും ജീവിതവിജയവും



  1. Inspiring Young Minds: Your Role
  2. The Power of Saying 'No'


  1.   ലിംഗ മാനദണ്ഡങ്ങളും (gender norms) അതിന്റെ പ്രത്യാഘാതങ്ങളും 
  2. എന്റെ ഏറ്റവും വിലപ്പെട്ട സ്വത്ത്

Judging Criteria:Introduction of the subject (5 points), Structure - organization, development of material, transition (10 points), Language Grammar - pronunciation, vocabulary, verbal clarity (15 points), Content - relevance to topic, logic, originality, accuracy, anecdotes, illustrations (25 points), Delivery - appearance, poise, self-confidence, speaking style, voice modulation, facial expression, audience contact, enthusiasm, gesticulation, effectiveness, mannerisms (25 points), Recapitulation and conclusion (15 points) and Timing (5 points).

Notes – notes are permitted, however the speech should not be read verbatim and excessive reference of note will result in score deduction (10 points),

Please refer to the general rules and video submission guidelines.

Any question please email