This contest required the submission of a read aloud audio file of one of the chosen poems for the preliminary round, a live online read poetry performance in the semi-finals and a live online poetry performance plus poetry comments for the finals. As a multiple Speech Festival top prize winner, Calvin smoothly entered the final and snatched Gold!
“I’d like to thank my parents and my teacher Dr Lee for the long training. This is my first time joining this competition and I never thought I would win the top prize. And I’d like to thank the judges for allowing me to win. I hope to come back next year!” Calvin said after the award announcement.
Due to the pandemic, the live shows were all shifted to online shows using a web conferencing platform. And Calvin didn’t seem to be affected by the change of mode, which showed beyond his speech competence. This is our second time joining this competition. The first time was two years ago when Lawrence Ma took the challenge and also went home with a Gold Award.
CONGRATULATIONS to Calvin and here is Calvin’s final performance as recorded live: