Organized by the University of Bucharest and now to its ninth edition, the UBtalks competition continues this year with the awarding of 10 projects. Dare to win with your project! The “doors of the competition” are now opened for BA, MA and PhD students at the University of Bucharest.
The registration deadline for the UBtalks competition is February 15, 2022, and the project must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All you must do is propose, in 5-6 lines, a topic that will arouse both the interest and the curiosity of the public, on the basis of which you will give a 10-minute speech in the final stage of the competition. You can apply individually, but also in teams of 2-3 members.
The jury will be composed of professors from the University of Bucharest, managers and communication specialists.
UBtalks 2021 winners awarded by Kaufland, Aqua Carpatica, Crystal Dental Clinic and Xiaomi
From sneakers to fairy tales, from Darwin to Star Wars, the projects that won the awards of the 8th edition of UBtalks surprised the jury with their content, originality and creativity on stage. In addition, the most creative presentations were awarded by the University of Bucharest with 5 places at the School of Creativity in Sinaia, between July 1-8, 2021.
The diversity of subjects, the interdisciplinarity of the topics approached by the participants and the originality of the presentations made the work of the members of the jury – Professor Liviu Papadima, PhD, Associate Professor Alexandra Crăciun, PhD, Ada Roseti (specialist in communication sciences), Loredana Samoilă (PR Manager Kaufland Romania) and Cătălin Matei (Marketing Coordinator Crystal Dental Clinic) – a difficult one.
In addition to exchanging experiences and making new friends from other faculties at the University of Bucharest and from partner universities, the lucky finalists were awarded by Aqua Carpatica, Crystal Dental Clinic, Kaufland Romania and Xiaomi with gadgets, shopping vouchers, cash prizes, as well as places at the School of Creativity in Cumpătu, Sinaia. More details on the final stage of the UBtalks 2021 competition can be found here, and below you can watch the official after movie of the event.
What happens after you send us the project?
If the topic you proposed is considered interesting and so you are selected, you will participate in the first stage of the competition, which consists of an online training session, in which UB professors and communication experts will advise you. In order to make the final presentation, they will help you lay the groundwork for new strategies to sell your ideas and will help you improve your public speaking techniques. At the end of the training session, the coordinators will decide the finalists of UBtalks.
In the second stage of the competition (the final), the presentation session will take place in front of the jury and the audience. The presentation must be attractive and comprehensible to an audience outside the field of specialization, well documented, original, relevant, creative and firmly argued. It may be accompanied, if necessary, by photographic, video or audio material.
In addition to the experience of meeting new students and the knowledge from the workshops, you can win various prizes offered by our sponsors, but also a place at the School of Creativity organized by the University of Bucharest in Cumpătu, Sinaia in July.