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"tryout" or "selection contest"

My college is going to hold a contest to choose top performers to represent my college to compete in a national English speaking contest.

Which one should we call the contest held by my college, "tryout" or "selection contest"?

In my view, a "tryout" means a selection contest to choose the best players for a sports team to compete in a sports game and so I prefer to use "selection contest" to refer to the contest held by my college. Am I right?

Thanks for your help.
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Bob2010"tryout" or "selection contest"

My college is going to hold a contest to choose top performers to represent my college to compete in a national English speaking contest.

Which one should we call the contest held by my college, "tryout" or "selection contest"?

In my view, a "tryout" means a selection contest to choose the best players for a sports team to compete in a sports game and so I prefer to use "selection contest" to refer to the contest held by my college. Am I right?

Thanks for your help.

I would go with Screening contest .. but that sounds rather boring.....

I would suggest to go with a name like ... "English Gladiators Selection Contest..."

Or

"Orator Search"

thanks for your help:)