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?
A:
Saturday, March 3, 2018 commencing at 10 AM at Grace Presbyterian Church, 1084 Irish Rd., Davison, MI (Just north off I-69)

Q: Where can students obtain resource materials for their chosen topics?
A:
There are many good web sites on the Internet and the Flint Right to Life resource center has information.

Q. What are the rules concerning speeches?
A.
Contestants are to research, write and present an original pro-life speech on:

  • Abortion, The Morning After Pill, RU486 Pills, Embryonic Stem Cell Research or Margaret Sanger

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?
A:
First Place - $500; Second Place - $300; & Third Place - $200.

Q: Must speeches be memorized?
A:
Though encouraged, memorization is not required, and it is acceptable for contestants to use notes or refer to their written speeches if necessary.

Q: Where can I get an application form and more information?
A:
Contact your local Right to Life office below or Click here for a Printer Friendly Application Form.  It will open in a NEW Window.:

Flint Right to Life
G-4482 N. Genesee Road
Unit C
Flint, MI 48506
Phone: (810) 250-0218
Email: FlintRTL@att.net

   

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