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INTERNATIONAL
​SPEECH

Since 2005

Festival

HARMONY TREE

亞洲賽區現已開放報名

WELCOME TO
THE HTISF JOURNEY

珩天文化國際英語朗誦節 (HTISF) 是一場由珩天加拿大總部主辦的大型英語藝文競賽。這項年度盛事透過詩詞、故事、演講和戲劇等項目,為亞洲各地4-18歲的同學們深化藝文教育、提高文化水準。

HTISF 不單是一項競賽,而是一場打好藝文基礎、提升和超越自我的旅程。這場獲國際認證的活動為數以萬計的學生提供重要的訓練和演出機會、拓展國際視野、從中汲取經驗,培養表演及欣賞能力。​

Verse Speaking
英詩朗誦

Prose Reading

散文朗讀

Public Speaking公開演講

Dramatic Duologue
​二人朗誦

Monologue
​角色獨白

Festival Timeline

比賽階段及報名時序

2024年9月30日

2024年10月31日 23:59 (GMT+8)

2025年2月28日

5月底/6月初

暑假 2025

​競賽報名截止

影片遞交截止

初賽結果公佈

亞洲線上決賽 (Zoom Live)

珩天20週年慶典暨頒獎禮

Format & Fees

​項目

年齡組別

報名費用

模式

Verse Speaking

Prose Reading

Public Speaking

Monologue

Dramatic Duologue

出生於:
2019-20 ; 2017-18
2015-16 ; 2013-14
​2011-12 ; 2009-10

出生於:
2015-16 ; 2013-14
​2011-12 ; 2009-10
​2006-08

USD32

USD40

USD40

USD40

USD58/組合

初賽影片遞交

每項目每年齡組全亞洲首50名晉級線上決賽

1st Round Syllabus

VERSE SPEAKING

素材及指引:

​- 素材稿子二選一

- 必需背誦,不能拿稿

​- 開始前先說題目和作者名字

- 無需使用道具或戲服

- 建議站立演繹、注意姿勢

PROSE READING

素材及指引:

​- 統一只有一篇稿子

- 必需拿稿朗讀,不接受背誦

​- 開始前先說題目和作者名字

- 無需使用道具或戲服

- 建議站立演繹、注意姿勢

PUBLIC SPEAKING

素材及指引:

- 素材題目二選一

- 需自行原創寫稿

​- 開始前先說題目

​- 發言有限時,可選擇使用提詞卡片

- 建議站立演繹、注意姿勢

MONOLOGUE

素材及指引:

- 素材稿子二選一

​- 必需背誦,不能拿稿

- 開始前先說角色和劇目

- 演出有限時

- 需按場景和角色特徵設計走位

- 接受簡單道具場景(1桌2椅),避免大型佈置

DRAMATIC DUOLOGUE

素材及指引:

- 素材稿子二選一

- 搭檔二人需同時同地同框演出

- 可按興趣、能力選擇角色,不受性別限制

​- 必需背誦,不能拿稿

- 開始前先說角色和劇目

- 演出有限時

- 需按場景和角色特徵設計走位

- 接受簡單道具場景(1桌2椅),避免大型佈置

Rules & FAQs

  • Who can sign up for HTISF?
    All students who are currently attending school (or home-schooled) in Asia are welcome to enter for the Harmony Tree International Speech Festival - Asia Division. There are various age groups for different categories. Students may enter for more than one category but they must only enter for the age group that matches with their year of birth.
  • How can I sign up for HTISF?
    Contestants can enter via the online system and complete payment directly on this website. Click the category intended, select the right age group and fill in the contestant info. You can add multiple categories and/or multiple contestants in the same cart and click check out to complete payment. Alternatively, contestants can download the paper form (in PDF). Fill it in and return the form by email. You will be sent a PayPal link to complete payment via credit / debit card. You do not need to set up a PayPal account for payment. Schools, Arts Organizations, Educational Centers or Teachers who intend to enter a group of students to HTISF are encouraged to sign up for an Educational Membership to centralize the registration process and enjoy further benefits. Only members are eligible for group entries. It’s the responsibility of the contestants to ensure that information given on the entry form is valid, complete and meet the requirements of respective categories. HTISF bears no responsibility for checking of the eligibility of the entry. Please also ensure the correct spelling of names (to be printed on Certificate) before entries submitted.
  • What are the entry fees and what do they include?
    Entry Fees are calculated in US dollars and shall be settled by credit / debit card via the PayPal platform. Verse Speaking - USD32/entry Prose Reading - USD40/entry Public Speaking - USD40/entry Monologue - USD40/entry Dramatic Duologue - USD58/entry (for one pair). The fees include an evaluation report and a globally-recognized* certificate issued by HTISF (for those who successfully complete the 1st round) and a pennant, if applicable (for Grand Final's top 5 winners only). The evaluation report contains comments, marks and qualification details. Dramatic Duologue is evaluated as a team, therefore contestants will only receive one evaluation report (two certificates and pennants, if applicable). There is no need to register or pay again in the case of reaching the Grand Final.
  • When is the deadline for registration?
    The registration deadline is Sep 30, 2024 (Mon). Under no circumstances will late entries be accepted. Entry will only be confirmed upon receipt of full payment. Entry fees are non-refundable and unchangeable. Contestants will receive their unique Contestant ID (one ID per entry) for video submission within four business days upon successful registration.
  • Dramatic Duologue Pairing
    For Dramatic Duologue, each performance must comprise of two contestants from the same age group. Substitution or swapping of contestants will not be accepted. A contestant shall be a part of only ONE duo. An individual who involves in more than one pairing is not permitted. The two contestants must perform in the same space simultaneously. (Filming videos separately and editing them together for one performance will not be accepted.) Violation of these rules will lead to disqualification for all concerned contestants. Contestants shall select the piece based on their interest and ability, regardless of gender restrictions. (e.g. a duo with two female contestants are welcome to perform a piece with two male characters, and vice versa.)
  • I noticed that there is a HTISF Taiwan Division, is it the same?
    There are two divisions of HTISF - Asia & Taiwan in the 2024-25 edition. The Taiwan division was created years ago to promote the usage of English language through performing arts, in support of the government's goal of becoming a fully-bilingual nation by 2030. The Taiwan division focuses more on building awareness and generating interest of English learning for students in a local level, with a face-to-face grand final to be held annually. It is an inclusive edition with pieces suitable for all-level learners while the materials for the Asia division are generally more challenging. The Taiwan division is only open for students currently study (or home schooled) in Taiwan. For information about the Taiwan division, please visit www.harmonytree.tw.
  • Are there set pieces or can I select my own choice?
    There are set pieces/topics provided for each category and age group. Please refer to the syllabus and pieces available for download on this website. Contestants must follow the set pieces designed for HTISF, with no edits or alterations made to the materials. Please ensure that contestants have entered for the correct age group/category, and downloaded the correct pieces. Performing the wrong piece from another category, age group or division will lead to disqualification. There will be new set pieces and materials designed for the Grand Final, to be released on Feb 28, 2025, the same day as the 1st round result announcement.
  • Consent & Acknowledgement
    Your entry acknowledges that you have read, agreed and understood the terms and conditions for HTISF. Harmony Tree has your consent to the use of information, materials, photographs and videos submitted for marketing and publicity arrangements. Submission of an entry implies consent from the contestants to abide by these Rules and Regulations and to strictly observe them. If any dispute arises, Harmony Tree International reserves the right to make all final decisions.
  • Who can I contact if I have any questions?
    Please feel free to email us at team@harmonytree.ca. Our Facebook Page (@HarmonyTreeIntl) is able to accept DMs.

HTISF Certificates

珩天加拿大簽發的朗誦節獎狀,按成績等級分為特優 Distinction良好 Merit合格 Pass 三種,獲美國、英國、加拿大、澳洲、紐西蘭等地100間頂級學校認證的重量級國際獎狀,部分學校更設有珩天專屬獎學金。

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Group Entry

團體報名開放給有效的HTISF教育會員(學校、藝術組織、教育中心、教師等)。會員們可享有便利註冊流程、團體折扣、會員活動專場、頒獎典禮、將會員姓名印在參賽者證書上等福利。 歡迎亞洲各地的教育工作者加入成為HTISF教育會員。

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References

Professor Tiffany Lin
Dept of Children English Education, NTUE

De Facto Ambassador Jim Nickel
Director, Canadian Trade Office in Taipei

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