Titus County Fair


Speech Contest

Speech Contest

Contest Coordinator:  Kristin Williams

Contestants (3) must be registered by Friday, September 13th, 2024. A link for registration will be provided to the school to complete the registration.


Competition site:  North Ridge Church of Christ Auditorium

Sunday, September 24th, 2024

            2nd Grade         1:30 – 3:00 pm

            3rd Grade          3:00 – 4:30 pm

            4th Grade          4:30 – 6:00 pm

            5th Grade          6:00 – 7:00 pm

            6th Grade          7:00 – 8:00 pm


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.  Speeches may be given in Spanish in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades.  (Please indicate it will be a Spanish speech on your entry form.)  This is NOT a separate contest.  All contestants will compete with their grade level.

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

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

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

12. 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.

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

14. Each participant will receive a ribbon.  First place in each grade level will receive a $30 award, Second place will receive a $20 award and Third place will receive a $10 award. 

15. Each participant will receive a free ticket to the fair.

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