Video speech competition on youth challenge amid COVID-19 held in Canada

TORONTO (Xinhua) – A video speech competition titled Global Youth Challenge: COVID-19 was held in Mississauga of Canada last Saturday.

The audience saw 17 chosen finalists speak and answer questions to a panel of judges on Saturday morning after more than 700 students aged between 14 and 19 from 28 countries, including China and the United States, joined in the competition online.

The video competition is meant to inspire students around the world to reflect and think how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the whole world, according to the event’s organiser.

Each entry to the contest consists of an essay or a piece of visual art produced by the participant, which focusses on the effects of COVID-19 through the lens of a subject like mathematics, art, history, business and science.

The competition is sponsored by The Erindale Academy, University of Waterloo and Brock University.