HIGH SCHOOL SPEECH CONTEST
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
Q: Who is eligible to participate:
A: Students in Grades 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th who legally reside in Genesee County or attend a high school in Genesee County.
Q: When is the contest?
Q: Where can students obtain resource materials for their
Q. What are the rules concerning speeches?
Judging criteria includes: Introduction, content, presentation, conclusion, and judges’ overall opinion.
Because the speech is to be an oration, appropriate gestures are allowed. The style and speech type should be appropriate to the message, but the speech must not be a dramatic presentation (i.e. portrayal of baby in the womb, displaying a photograph, etc.) Quotes are fine but should not dominate the speech. Props are not permitted.
Speeches are to be 5-7 minutes. Disqualification may occur if the speech is under 4, or over 8, minutes; this is left to the judges’ discretion during final tallying.
When using statistics, contestants should be sure to use the most current information available.
Q: What are the prizes?
Q: Must speeches be memorized?
Q: Where can I get an application form and more information?
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