Balkan Voices International Tournament

Dear colleagues,

We’re thrilled to share the exciting opportunity provided by the Best Foundation Bulgaria, extending an invitation for participation in their upcoming international competition, which is open to applicants from Serbia.

Vanya Zlateva, Executive Director of the BEST – Bulgarian English Speech and Debate Tournaments Foundation, invites you to join the Balkan Voices International Tournament. The BEST Foundation is a non-profit, non-governmental organization dedicated to organizing English public speaking competitions for students between 9th and 12th grade. For more insights into their mission and vision, please visit their website.

Annually, the foundation hosts six tournaments featuring various categories such as Poetry, Prose, Duo, Original Oratory, and Debate:

  • 4 Regional Tournaments: Fall East (4th weekend of November), Fall West (2nd weekend of November), Spring East (4th weekend of February), Spring West (2nd weekend of February)
  • 1 International Tournament (Balkan Voices) on March 15-17, 2024. This event is made possible through the generous support of RELO at the US Embassy in Serbia, fully covering the costs for the participation of all attendees, including students, judges, and chaperones (covering travel, meals, and accommodation).
  • 1 National Tournament (last weekend of April)

Detailed information about the Balkan Voices event can be found in the Balkan Voices Presentation.

If you find this initiative compelling and wish to receive more details about the event and the upcoming online coach training, kindly complete the Form for International Coaches to ensure your contact information is on their radar.

For any further inquiries, feel free to reach out to Vanya Zlateva, the Executive Director, at

Best wishes,

ELTA team