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Finals Hall Prepared Speaking Competition
Ready to see if you're the best speaker in the country? Let's find out. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd get a cash prize and it's free to compete. What do you have to lose? Registration is open closes 10/8/20 at 11:59pm local time. BE SURE TO HAVE YOUR VIDEO YOUTUBE LINK READY TO SUBMIT BEFORE REGISTERING.

BE SURE TO HAVE YOUR VIDEO YOUTUBE LINK READY TO SUBMIT BEFORE REGISTERING.

We've amended the contest format due to the number of states represented.

Round 1

Contestants competed against other people from their state. One winner was selected from each state. 

Round 2

We had 16 total states represented, which has forced us to amend the contest format. To ensure the best speakers move forward, speakers will be randomly assigned to flights of 4 and compete against the other three in their flight. One speaker will move on from each flight.

Round 3

The winners from each flight will compete as finalists. From these four contestants the judges will select a 1st-4th place.

FAQ

What is the cost


It is free




Do I need to submit a manuscript


No. Manuscripts are not scored in this contest.




When can I submit a video


If you bought one of the 25 tickets with a password you can submit a video anytime between 1pm February 10th and 1pm February 17th Eastern Standard Time




Will speakers get comment sheets back from the judges


Unfortunately, due to the amount of contestants, we won't be able to provide comment sheets to participants. The only thing that will be released are the rankings




How are results announced


All results will be announced via the Jason Wetzler Leadership Facebook page. The link is facebook.com/jwleadership




How are questions scored


Each speaker will choose and ask themselves one question at the end of their speech to answer




When do I submit my video


You will upload your own video to YouTube and then attach the link to that video to your registration form. The same video will be used for every round of the competition




Do I need to wear Official Dress


No score will be given out for official dress




What should I be doing before registration opens


Film your speech and upload it to YouTube. You should also familiarize yourself with the format of the contest and the rubric




Is there a limit to the amount of people that can enter from one chapter


No. There is not limit to the number of entries




Can a college freshman that would have competed Spring of 2020 in our state compete


Yes




I have a video me giving my speech already filmed. Can I just submit that video or do I have a film a new one for this contest


The video must be filmed specifically for this contest




I have competed at the National level in this event before, can I still compete


No you cannot compete, but please consider judging




What is the time limit for speech and questions


The total time limit for your video must not exceed 10 minutes. This includes your speech and answer to your question. Every second over 10 minutes is a one point deduction




Should I introduce myself and my speech at the start of the video or just go into the speech


You have a 10-minute time limit on your video. How you use that time is up to you




How do I upload my YouTube video so the general public can't view it


You can upload your video and categorize it as "unlisted" and this way the only people that can view it are those with the link





Documents

Prepared Speaking
Rubric
Shareable Flyer
Prepared Speaking
Handbook