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Entry Deadline - Inaugural Teen Speech Contest

Monday, April 15, 2019
Online Video Submission
Lafayette Learning Center

Nancy Giere
Special Events
Registration is required
Payment In Advance Only
Registration cancellations will be accepted

This is the registration to compete in the Teen Speech Contest. Friends and family of entrants who wish to attend the event should register here.

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Theme:  What would you do to make the world a better place?


Eligibility: open to all high school students who are attending high school in SF Bay Area as of 5/1/2019



  • 1st place $750
  • 2nd place $500
  • 3rd place $250


How to enter

  • Prepare a 5-7 minute speech incorporating the theme "What would you do to make to world a better place".
  • Submit your entry via a private Youtube or Vimeo page LINK, or any web-based video location you choose. We need a direct link to your speech.
  • We will not accept any video files, such as mp3 or mp4.
  • Timing begins when you utter the first sound.
  • Actual time may go up to 7:30. And all videos must be at least 5 minutes.

The way you choose to interpret the theme is up to you but original content is required.

Contest Details

Round One:

  • The first 100 electronic submissions will be accepted. 
  • Deadline for 100% electronic submissions: midnight April 15th.
  • The ten finalists chosen from the submissions will be notified no later than May 15th.

Round Two:

  • Finalists from round one will compete in person on June 22nd at a Live NSA NC Contest in Lafayette, CA.
  • Three Winners will be chosen: 1st place ($750), 2nd place ($500), and 3rd place ($250).
  • Family and guests are welcome but RSVP's are required.

Cost: The entry fee is $10. There is no fee for the live contest event.



  • A panel of judges comprised of professional speakers who are members of the National Speakers Association will review all submitted videos and select finalists and judge the Final Contest.
  • Judging of the videos will not depend on the quality of the video, itself, but rather speech content and presentation skills.

How to Enter:

  • Prepare a video of your speech, incorporating the theme
  • Speech must 5 to 7.5 minutes long
  • Only video links will be accepted
  • YouTube is recommended for submission
  • Timing begins when you utter your first sound

Contest chairs: Janice Litvin & Nancy Giere


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