Speech Contest

Speech Contest

Contest Coordinator: 

Kristin Williams

903-577-1146 (Harts Bluff ISD)
williamsk@hbisd.net


Contestants (3) must be registered in school office by September 18th.  These forms will be picked up by an Academic Rodeo representative on September 19th or the school may email them to Jeff McClendon at mcclendonwood@gmail.com.

Competition site:  North Ridge Church of Christ Auditorium

Sunday, September 24, 2017

            2nd Grade         2:30 – 4:00 pm

            3rd Grade         4:00 – 5:30 pm

            4th Grade          5:30 – 7:00 pm

            5th Grade          7:00 – 8:00 pm

            6th Grade          8:00 – 9:00 pm

 

Speech Topic:  "Country Nights, Carnival Lights”
(Topic does not have to be Titus County Fair related.)

 

Contest Guidelines
1.  Grades 2-4  Time Limit: 1-2 Minutes
     Grades 5-6  Time Limit: 3-4 Minutes

2.  Face & hand expressions ONLY.  NO costumes or props!!!

3.  Schools are responsible for selecting top 3 candidates in each grade. (NO ALTERNATE)

4.  All contestants should arrive 15 minutes early for their contests.

5.  Winners will be announced immediately following the judges' decision.

6.  Each contestant will be assigned a number.

7.  Contestants may use notes.  SECOND graders may read their speech.  Contestants should be able to present their speeches without help.  If a contestant receives help, (through mouthing the words, hand gestures, etc.), it could result in point deductions. 

8.  There will be a time penalty of one (1) point per second over/under time limit.  Limit twenty (20) points. 

9. There will be door monitors and holding rooms for contestants.

10. An adjustable podium and a speaker system will be provided.

11. Small children should be left out of the speaking room.  Visitors/Listeners will be allowed to enter and exit between speeches.  Room will be cleared after each grade level.

12. There will be timekeepers, door monitors, three judges, and a person to greet and register each contestant.

13. Each participant will receive a ribbon.  First place in each grade level will receive a $30 Walmart Gift Card, Second place will receive a $20 Gift Card and Third place will receive a $10 Gift Card.

14. Free tickets will be given to each participant and their parents that are present.