The District Speech Contest has a number of deadlines to note. First, if your club intends to participate at the district level, the form to complete and submit can be found here:

Intent to Participate Form

The deadline for this is November 15th. Information needed includes: club name, president name, email, phone number, youth services chair, email, and phone number.

Option 1: If participating in the district contest, the deadline for submitting the speech video for the district contest is March 1st. The name of the one contestant from each club must be sent to the coordinator (see below) by February 15th. This contestant may be determined by a club contest resulting in a winner using the point system found on the website. If only one student is interested in the district contest, the name of that student may be submitted by the February deadline.

Option 2: If the club or winner does not wish to continue to the district contest, then a prize can be awarded by the club to the student winner.

Prizes at the District level are: First - $1,000; Second - $500; Third - $250. The first prize winner is expected to present the speech at the District Conference.

There are eight judges, one per area, who will view, judge and rate the speeches during the first part of March. There is no fee for entering the contest. Further information regarding the video presentations will be sent to participating clubs.

Speeches are to be 4-6 minutes long and memorized. A 3x5 card with notes may be used, but the speech cannot be read. Students must be in good standing in grades 9-12.

A student may enter each year.

If you have any questions, please contact Susan Adams, District Speech Contest Coordinator[email protected]; 812-949-3110 (No texting please)

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