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Lancaster Speech Tournament

Presented by the Communication Department

Lancaster Speech Tournament

 

The SBCC Foundation and Communication Department Present:
The 34th Annual Lancaster Speech Tournament 
The Lancaster Speech Tournament will be held via Zoom on Thursday, April 15 from 5:30pm to 6:30pm. 
Finalists will be notified by Wednesday, April 7th.
Awards will be announced on Thursday, April 15th from 5:30pm to 6:30pm.

 

Theme:  Reimagine

  • Students are required to deliver an informative/persuasive speech that challenges society to Reimagine how we address a political, cultural, or social issue that has a profound impact on our daily lives.

 

 

Awards

 

1st Place: $1000     

 

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

 

4th Place: $200      5th Place: $135

 

 

What are the speech requirements?

  • Informative/Persuasive Speech
  • Speech must be video recorded and uploaded as unlisted on YouTube.
  • Speech must be between 7-10 minutes. (strictly enforced.)
  • Speech must include 5 verbal citations from credible sources.

How do currently enrolled public speaking students enter into the tournament?

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

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

  • As a student who is not currently enrolled in a public speaking class, please send a video of your speech along with your first and last name and K# to the following email by Thursday, March 18. (dnewman1@pipeline.sbcc.edu).

How will students advance to the semifinal?

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

How many students will advance to the semifinal?

  • There will be 15 students in the semifinal: 14 students from public speaking classes because there are 14 sections of public speaking: each public speaking instructor will nominate 1 student to advance to the semifinal.
  • Additionally, there will be 1 non-public speaking student to advance to the semifinal. 

Who will judge the semifinal and final? When will finalists be notified? When is the award ceremony?

  • Communication faculty will evaluate the speech videos in the semifinal and final. The five highest-rated students from the semifinal will serve as finalists in competition for the aforementioned awards. Finalists will not have to re-record their speech videos. 
  • Finalists will be notified by Wednesday, April 7th. Awards will be announced on Thursday, April 15th from 5:30pm to 6:30pm. 

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