Ralph D. Vines, II Endowment - Serving Communities with Healthcare and Educational  initiatives

GENERAL INFORMATION: 

The Ralph Vines, II public speaking contest supports and encourages youth to develop and strengthen their skills of thinking clearly, speaking persuasively and allows them to demonstrate their fundamental communication skills.

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE:   March 12, 2018   SPECIAL NOTEDue to growing interest a limited number of applications will be accepted.

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LENGTH OF SPEECH:

Each contestant must recite speech by memory within the time guidelines.  A penalty will be assessed against the speaker when he or she fails to complete the speech within the allotted time.

 

PRESENTATION:

Contestants should introduce themselves, their topic and began their speech.  Visual aids, props, or the assistance of a prompter are not allowed.  Speeches must be original, written by student, in good taste for group of peers/adults and cover topics such as Social, Economic, and Industry.  

 

PRIZES & AWARDS:

1st place (each age category):                                           $250

2nd place (each age category):                                          $150               

3rd place (each age category):                                            $100                           

Winthrop P Rockefeller Grand Prize:                             $500               

All Speakers will receive                                                    $50   

 

AGES:             MINIMUM SPEECH TIME              MAXIMUM SPEECH TIME

9-12                  1.5                                                        2.0   Minutes

13-16                2.0                                                        2.5   Minutes                 

17-19                2.5                                                        3.0   Minutes    

COMPETITON TO BE HELD:  

Sunday, April 8, 2018 -2:00 p.m.

Rockefeller Republican Center   

1201 West 6 Street

Little Rock, AR 72201

Submit by mail to:  Ralph Vines, II Public Speaking Competition,  P. O. Box 3705, Little Rock, AR         72203  Or, Complete application online @ www.ralphvinesendowment.com and then e-mail application to: grandville6799@aol.com.

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