Updated: Dec 5, 2020
VT Seva Bay Area is organizing its 3rd annual speech contest, this time in a virtual format!
The goal of this event is to raise money for underprivileged and visually challenged students in India. All students from elementary through high school are encouraged to participate, regardless of speech experience. The tournament will be run using zoom rooms and communication will be facilitated through Slack. Click to learn more...
Cash Prizes and Certificates awarded to winners.
For anyone new to public speaking: We will be holding a seminar to teach important skills and answer any questions, on Sunday, November 29th, 4-6 p.m. More info will be given out to those who register.
Date: December 6, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM PST
Fee: Competitors are required to pay a $25.00 entry fee.
ANYONE IS WELCOME: We have categories for any skill level!
Platform (Prewritten Speeches):
Novice: [For competitors with less speech experience] (A prewritten speech about any topic or issue that you are passionate about: 3 to 6 minutes)
Open: [For more competitive speakers] (A speech for any of the platform events, OO, OA, Expos: 8 to 11 minute speech)
Impromptu: [For competitors with any level of experience] A 3 to 5 minute speech given with 2 minutes of preparation. (You will be given a random topic to talk about)
If we have enough entries, we will divide this by grade level
For any information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Why we’re running this contest
We are running this contest to raise funds for visually challenged and underprivileged students in India. All proceeds will be donated for students' education. Each student requires only one dollar a day, or 365 dollars a year for their needs to be fulfilled. Our goal for this event is to support 3 students each for a year. For more information on our cause, visit https://www.vtsworld.org/mydonation