PREZILIMPIA – the presentation talent show

Call 2024

The competition where you can demonstrate and develop your public speaking skills.

Here, only your presentation matters – we provide the topic; the content and the format are up to You! Prove in only 8 minutes that you are the best speaker around!

If you have ever…

… felt the call to be on stage,

… talked yourself out of a tricky situation,

… realized that being a good presenter comes in handy in all respective fields of life…

… then it is time to test yourself in a live situation!

The University of Szeged, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, and the University of Szeged Junior Academy together with Ezabeszéd Toastmasters Retorika Klub Szeged are organizing the SZTE-PREZILIMPIA competition.

PREZILIMPIA is a fantastic opportunity for university students to contest and compare their presentation skills in a competition.

The competition is open to students from the Faculties of SZTE, 1 person per 10 participants of the faculty rounds can be nominated to the finals.

Following the traditions of Prezilimpia, the best non-SZTE students studying in Hungarian higher education in the field of economics can also enter the final of the competition in the framework of an online competition.

The call of the online contest can be found here.

On the competition, a minimum 6 and a maximum 8-minute presentation is held in the topic of the contest either in Hungarian or in English.

Topic: Schools – communities – values
Content: up to the contestants
Language: Hungarian or English
Length of presentation: minimum 6, maximum 8 minutes
Technique: Slideshow is not mandatory, MS Power Point or Prezi can be used

Prize (net amount)
1st Place: 200.000 HUF
2nd Place: 160.000 HUF
3rd Place: 120.000 HUF

For SZTE students:

Apply at the Faculty corresponding to your studies. After the internal selection in the faculty rounds of SZTE, the best contestants per faculty will be sent to the final round in proportion to the applicants.

For non-SZTE students:

On the basis of an online competition, non-SZTE finalist students will be invited to the final in Szeged. Send us a video for the online round to convince the jury that you belong among the best.

In the video, the presentation should be held in such a way that the speaker’s face is visible throughout the whole length of the video. If you are using slides, they can be displayed in any way you wish.

You can apply here by submitting the application form and the link to your presentation video.

In the final of the competition, the contestants will hold a live presentation. The final order is determined by the jury of the final.

The finalists can also compete in the traditional “Presentation Karaoke” competition based on a voluntary application for special prizes.

The essence of the Presentation Karaoke competition is that without prior preparation, the competitors have 2 minutes to constantly talk about the slide show on the projector, which is compiled by the organizers. The relationship between the slides (which can be pictures, figures, drawings, diagrams, etc.) is unknown to the contestant, they automatically follow each other every 15 seconds. In this issue, we test the improvisation abilities of the candidates.

Prizes for the Presentation Karaoke (net amount):
1st place: 45.000 HUF
2nd place: 35.000 HUF
3rd place: 25.000 HUF

Detailed competition rules can be read here.

Why is it worth it to participate?

This is a great opportunity to improve your presentation skills that you will surely be useful in all the different fields of your life. If you make it to the final round wither from the SZTE faculty rounds or from the online contest, you can try yourself live. In addition, you will also get a professional training with the help of a mentor, who will guide you to create a truly impressive speech, live.

The project is supported by the local Toastmasters club, a member of the Toastmasters International organization, one of the world’s biggest professional public speaking and leadership development organization, a network present in 141 countries with 14,600 clubs helping 352,000 members develop their leadership and public speaking skills.

Be among the best! This is an opportunity which lets you experience what it’s like to prepare for a competition in a truly professional environment.


Final contest: 8 May 2024; 14:00

Deadline for submitting the videos: 19 April 2024, 24:00

Way of application for non-SZTE students: fill in the application form and send us a link to your video in e-mail.

For more information, please contact us at:

Food for thought

“Schools – Communities – Values”

Learning, especially learning at school, is a social process. Whether we are preparing for our profession or career, deepening our previous knowledge, and moving with the times, we are never alone. We have teachers, fellow students, small or large groups with whom we share the experience of learning. What do we have in common? What is more effective? Should we walk the path alone or as part of a community?

Do today’s schools create a community of values? Do students necessarily develop the same knowledge, perspectives, and values together? Do they communicate these values to others?

Does belonging to a school mean anything today? Listening to a lecture together, working together in the lab or practicing together? Is it only our professional environment that involves a community, but not the study institution anymore? How much added value is there in a university community? What constitutes its values?

The cohesion of communities is undoubtedly changing. Schools and universities are looking for their place in this change. There are more questions than rational answers. And it is not even certain that we should look for a rational answer…