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This is an exclusive school page available to the Faculty and Students of The Global Indian International School, Dubai only. Use your school code GIISD to register. This would help Curious Times to apply the school logo on the published entries of the teachers and students.

This page showcases the top news of the school. Also, watch out for the challenges and competitions on Curious Times. Students can also share their art, articles, poetry, stories, fables and themes of their choice. Log in to ME – My Expressions.

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JAM | Just A Minute | Elocution Challenge By Curious Times Curious Times constantly brings for our student and school members interesting challenges, which are […]

JAM | Just A Minute | Elocution Challenge By Curious Times

Curious Times constantly brings for our student and school members interesting challenges, which are relevant like never before. “JAM | Just A Minute ChallengeBy Curious Times is challenging you to communicate and express yourself clearly on a given topic in not more than 1 Minute = 60 seconds.

“JAM” By Curious Times is an Elocution Competition.

Schools, as well as individual students, are participating in this exciting event. This event is open from 14th to 18th October 2021. Take a look at the details below and let us know if you require any additional information.

Communication plays a key role in a student’s life. It is very important as they move forward in the Middle and Higher classes and Universities too. Some of us are shy in our earlier years and avoid communication. As we grow, we realise that there was no need for hesitating while speaking and expressing ourselves. So we recommend “Start early, start now”.

Check out the details.

JAM Elocution Challenge is a digital event

We know that the Curious Times Community is diverse and is spread across India, the US, the Middle East and Southeast Asia too. We are all in remote locations and of course, many of us are studying in our homes.

So, digital connectivity has given us an opportunity to come together. With it, we can do and say what we could not otherwise. This way, students from across various cities, states and countries can participate too.

The Just A Minute Challenge brings opportunities to children to participate and create their digital footprint too. All viewers and readers of Curious Times can view all approved entries digitally.

JAM | Just a Minute | Elocution Challenge | Category Wise Topics

We have aligned the challenge according to the school grades. You can CHOOSE ANY ONE OF THE GIVEN TOPICS

Level 1 – Foundational (Grade 1 and 2)

1. Imagine a day without gadgets and wi-fi. Describe what all would you do.

2. If you could be an animal for a day, what animal would you choose to be?

3. Describe the cooking process of your favourite dish.

4. Describe your dream vacation.

Level 2 – Primary (Grade 3 to 5)

1. Do you think schools should have uniforms?

2. Do you love any city a lot more than others? Describe your dream city.

3. Share your views about a world without forests and greenery.

4. Share how can your teacher make online teaching fun?

Level 3 – Middle (Grade 6 to 8)

1. In your opinion, which is the single most important invention to date?

2. If you are to plan and build a city from scratch what all features would you incorporate in it?

3. In your views, should 100% online education be an option for the students?

4. What is the best lesson you have ever learned till now?

5. In your opinion, what is the best age to own or have a mobile phone?

Level 4 – Senior (Grade 9 to 12)

1. What do you think, are leaders born or made?

2. What do you think, do the “ends justify the means”?

3. In your opinion, what is the most important aspect that your country needs to work upon to become a fully developed nation?

4. In your views, should there be an upper limit to the wealth of billionaires?

5. What do you think, can “war” ever be a step in pursuit of “peace”?

Certificates, Prizes and Recognition

1. All participants will be eligible to receive a “Certificate of Participation”.

2. Students with Top-level entries will be given an “Outstanding Performance Certificate”.

3. There will be Winners’ Certificates for the top 3 performers in each grade. So, overall, there will be 36 winners for individual performance.

4. All certificates will be digital.

5. The top 5 participating schools with maximum participation will receive a certificate, appear on the Leader Board and will receive mention in the Curious Times Newspaper and Magazine.

6. Top 5 member schools with maximum winners will receive a certificate and will be featured in the Curious Times article.

Individual Student Participation

1. In order to participate, you have to be a registered member of Curious Times. Existing members can Login and participate on the days of the event.

Participate on this link: ME – My Expressions.

2. If you are new to Curious Times, Register for FREE on this Link: Join Us and participate on ME – My Expressions.

3. Students applying individually should check with their schools too. If their school is participating, they will be using the school code. Their school logo will appear on the website if the school code is applied while registering. The schools are also eligible for winning as per the above rules.

School Participation

Member Schools

All students should add their school codes while registering. Members registered in the past, do not need to register again. Students should speak to their school mentors to get their school code.

If a school wants to appoint an internal School Mentor, who will send specific entries only, Contact Us.

Non – Member Schools

Schools can apply for a school code to Curious Times. We will provide schools with the registration page for their students to register. This code will help the student participants to participate with their school logos being reflected in their participation on the website. There are certificates and awards for schools with high registrations, participation and, winners.

In order to receive your school code and school page with a link for participation, fill in the details in the form given below:

School Participation Form

In the case of participating schools, the student entries will carry the school logo when they are published. We will also publish the school logo in the Curious Magazine. Such schools will also be eligible for school-level trophies and featured articles as mentioned in points number 5 and 6 above. If you require any additional information, WhatsApp message on 7042330051.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can participate?

Any student from Grade 1 to 12, can participate.

Is there a Registration Fee?

Normally such events are paid. However, due to the ongoing pandemic, Curious Times would not be charging any registration fee for this event.

School Registrations – Schools can apply for a school code to Curious Times. We will provide schools with the registration page for their students to register. This code will help schools participate with their school logo being reflected in their participation.

Individual RegistrationsRegister Here. The registration makes you a Member of Curious Times and then you can participate.

When is the JAM | Just A Minute Elocution Challenge event?

Any student, can at any time, participate in Curious Times. However, Just A Minute Challenge 2021 dates are: 

14th October, 12 Noon IST, and will be available till 18th October 2021, 12 Noon IST.

What should I do to send my response?

Choose your topic and prepare your speech video. Use your YouTube Account Make sure your submission does not exceed 60 secs in order to avoid disqualification.

On the days of the event (14th to 18th October 2021), participate on this link: ME – My Expressions. The students should give their YouTube Link as Public Link. Choose the RIGHT THEME AND TOPIC.


Curious Times will only issue the certificates as per the data at the time of the submission of the entry. Certificates cannot be changed later.

Other Rules:

1. Make sure you write the Topic clearly in the “Post Title” field.

2. All submissions will be moderated for content and language appropriateness.

3. Please do not submit the same entry more than once as it would be considered spamming and will be disqualified. You can make ONE ENTRY ONLY.

4. Curious Times reserves the right to publish entries based on our editorial discretion.

5. You will receive an Email from Curious Times once your entry is published.

Special Request

We believe in healthy participation. So, we encourage the readers and participants to generously give Curious Claps to the participants. Some of the students are first-time participants and your encouragement will help them too.


Follow us on Social Media:

Keep watching this space for more details on this challenge. You, your family and schools can follow our social handles and messaging groups to stay posted.

Instagram: @curioustimesofficial

Facebook: @curioustimesofficial

Telegram: Curious Times Channel

Teachers WhatsApp Group: 21st Century Educators.

Grade-wise links to Parents’ WhatsApp Groups are on the website.

All the Best for JAM | Just A Minute Elocution Challenge! Register NOW!

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