I was invited to participate at the 2nd annual speech contest at Kwassui Women's University this past weekend. It was a new experience to be involved with such enthusiastic and talented Japanese students who each tried hard to both write and present speeches for a shot at three prizes. Judging was very difficult to say the least since all 10 participants performed at very similar levels.
Overall, the winners came from Doshisha University (1st prize), Osaka University (2nd prize) and Fukuoka Jo Gakuin University (3rd prize).
Congratulations to all the participants and hats off to Kwassui Women's University for a well-organized event encouraging English language studies.