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Annual Speech Competition

Welcome to the GHC Speech Competition!

The 10th Annual Public Speaking Competition was held virtually in November 2020. The virtual format necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic worked well and we have decided to use it again for

We will hold the 11th Competition virtually, in March and April of 2021.

YOU can participate in this Spring 2021 virtual event from home on your own schedule! To participate, GHC students prepare and record a persuasive speech on a topic of their choosing (5-6 minutes long). Once the
speech recording has been submitted to the Speech Competition website, GHC faculty and staff judges determine which speech recordings advance to the semifinal and final rounds, rewarding those students that advance with GHC themed prizes, GHC
bookstore gift cards, and prize money. All competitors also gain valuable experience writing persuasive speeches, delivering a position speech in a virtual environment, and communicating widely about an issue they care about.

Please read the rules and instructions page carefully before submitting your entry, on or before April 16.

Each speech recording will have a chance to proceed through three rounds of judging between April 19 and April 28.


About the Speech Competition:

The event invites GHC students to prepare and deliver a persuasive speech to an audience of fellow students, faculty, family, and friends. Many of our students learn basic public address theory and practice in our
Human Communication course or Public Speaking course. Still, the performative art of speaking in public is one that requires significant practice in front of live audiences to master. To that end, our event is an opportunity for students to
demonstrate speech preparation, verbal style, physical delivery, and to build experience in front of unfamiliar audiences.


Questions or comments?

Steve Stuglin – Competition Director –