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Lancaster Speech Tournament

Presented by the Communication Department

Lancaster Speech Tournament

 

The SBCC Foundation and Communication Department Present:
The 33rd Annual Lancaster Speech Tournament 
Thursday, April 16th 6:00pm-8:00pm BC Forum

 

Theme: Raise Your Voice

  • Students are required to deliver an informative speech on a political, cultural, social, medical, or technological issue that has a profound impact on our daily lives. 
  • Promotional video: https://youtu.be/iLIRIOyScFo

 

Awards

 

1st Place: $1000     

 

2nd Place: $600        3rd Place: $300   

 

4th Place: $150      5th Place: $100

 

 

What are the speech requirements?

  • Informative Speech
  • Speech must be video recorded.
  • Speech must be between 5-7 minutes. (strictly enforced.)
  • Speech must include 5 verbal citations from credible sources.
  • Speech must include a slide presentation (e.g., PowerPoint, Prezi, Google Slide.) 

How do currently enrolled public speaking students enter the tournament?

  • As a student who is currently enrolled in a public speaking section, please inform your professor that you are interested in entering the speech tournament before you deliver your informative speech in class.

How do non-currently enrolled public speaking students enter the tournament?

  • As a student who is not currently enrolled in a public speaking class, please send a video of your informative speech along with your first and last name and K# to the following email by Monday, March 16. (dnewman1@pipeline.sbcc.edu).

How will students advance to the semi-final?

  • (1) For participating public speaking students, each public speaking class will nominate 1 student to advance to the semi-final. (2) For participating non-public speaking students, the highest-rated informative speech video will advance to the semi-final.

How many students will advance to the semi-final?

  • There will be 14 students in the semi-final: 13 students from public speaking classes because there are 13 sections of public speaking: each public speaking class will nominate 1 student to advance to the semi-final.
  • Additionally, there will be 1 non-public speaking student to advance to the semi-final. 

Who will judge the semi-final, and when will finalists be notified ?

  • Communication faculty will rate the informative speech videos in the semifinal. The five highest-rated students will advance to the final.
  • Finalists will be notified by Tuesday, April 7th.

Who will judge the final?

  • Five community members will judge the final.

Who should I contact about the tournament?

  • If you have any questions regarding the Lancaster Speech Tournament, please contact the tournament director Dr. Donte Newman via email: dnewman1@pipeline.sbcc.edu

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