All SEU students are eligible to participate
All applicants must complete & submit Student Entry Form (Deadline for entry requirements: Friday, March 27th by 5:00 pm)
Speech must be original work on a current social problem, identifying quoted material & advocate for change (See Suggested Focus Areas below). No visual aids permitted during speech.
Topic Area/Specific Purpose: To persuade the audience to advocate and/or adopt a specific call to action.
Length: 7-8 minutes
Visual Aids/Props: No visual aids will be permitted during the contest.
A panel of five judges will be scoring each speech on a standardized critique form. Criteria Include: content & analysis, delivery, & language
- 1st prize $100
- 2nd prize $50
- 3rd prize $25
- Certificates for ALL participants
When: Thursday, April 9th, 2015, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Where: Jones Auditorium
For more information contact:
Dr. Stephanie Martinez
Associate Professor of Communication
School of Humanities
Suggested Focus Areas
- Natural disaster
- Population pressure
- Industrial revolution (and other tools)
- Urbanization & housing
Problems of Hierarchy
- Economic inequality
Problems of Violence
- War & terrorism
Intolerance: Social Justice and Morality
- Drug abuse
- Health Care