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Speak your vision, Virtual Speech Contest

VT Seva Bay Area is organizing its 4th annual speech contest, in a virtual format!

The goal of this event is to raise money to feed 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. Please scroll down below to view logistics of the contest.

Cash Prizes and Certificates will be awarded to winners!

For anyone new to public speaking: We will be holding a seminar to teach important skills and answer any questions! The time will depend on the number and availability of our registrants.

Date: Nov 6, 2021

Time: 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM PST

Fee: Competitors are required to pay a $25.00 entry fee.

Topic: (Suggested - you can talk about anything!) What is something you are passionate about? Why?

ANYONE IS WELCOME: We have categories for grade/ skill level

  • Open: 7-10:30 min

  • Novice MS and HS: 3-6 min

  • Novice Elementary: 2-3 min

For any information, please contact us at

Why we’re running this contest

We are running this contest to raise funds to feed visually challenged and underprivileged students in India. All proceeds will be donated to provide the students with necessary nutrition. Each student requires only 33 cents a day, or 120 dollars a year for their needs to be fulfilled. Our goal for this event is to support 20 students for a year. For more information on our cause, visit: .

Logistics of the competition:

**Specific Times, and Zoom and Slack links will be updated as we get closer to the tournament.**

Date and Time: Saturday, Nov 6, 2:00 - 5:30 P.M.

Fee: $25

Cash Prizes:

Cash Prizes will be given to the winners of each category, along with certificates! The amounts will depend on the number of entries and the level of donations received.


  • Open: 7-10:30 min

  • Novice MS and HS: 3-6 min

  • Novice Elementary: 2-3 min

How We are Going to Run the Tournament:

  • Communication will be facilitated through Slack. (It’s an app/ website where you can make workspaces, channels, and direct messages to communicate with large numbers of people.) After you register, and before the tournament we will be sending a link out to join the Slack.

  • The tournament will be fully run through Zoom. While we would optimally be in person, this is the best we can work with now! We will have about 10 to 11 rooms, our breakout rooms running throughout the day for competition and Tab room.

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