English Fiesta 2019 is an English Debating Competition held in Universitas Muhammadiyah Malang. It was organized by EDS-ILF UMM. Its participants comes from different cities/regencies (even from outside East Java Province). English Fiesta aims to be a platform for high school students to train their critical thinking and public speaking through parliamentary debating.
This year’s theme was “Step Out of Your Box: Snatch the Spotlight”.
The adjudication core of English Fiesta 2019 consisted of Mohammad Rizqi Isnurhadi (UGM Alumnae), Annisa Rizqi Kusumasari (UB) and Safira Ichwanti (UMM). The motion covers various timely topics such as education, politics and even the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a recap before watching the upcoming Avengers: Endgame next week!
The grand final of English Fiesta is held in 21st April, which is Kartini Day. The motion debated in grand final was “this house regrets the culture of overly celebrating women’s success in STEM”. The motion was inspired by the recent debates surrounding Katie Bouman.
It was an interesting debate between SMAN 1 Sidoarjo A versus SMAN 3 Surakarta.
Finally, SMAN 3 Surakarta emerged as the champion while SMAN 1 Sidoarjo A was the 1st Runner Up and SMAN 1 Sidoarjo B was the 2nd Runner Up. Ryan Kusnadi of SMAN 3 Surakarta grabbed the Best Speaker title in the tournament.
Bukubule held a literature trivia during the competition. The winners of the trivia received voucher for book shopping in Bukubule.
The full tabulation and motion of English Fiesta can be accessed here.