Congratulations to the Winners of Online U.S. Open Speech Contest!

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Winners Group - 2

Persuasive Speech

 

1st Place  Adhyaan Balaji (TX)

Covid Vaccination, We can be the Heroes!

https://youtu.be/ktdWrdLTig8

https://www.facebook.com/inspirationmasters/videos/370044901381583

 

2nd Place  Pranav Krishnan (TX)

Something I Would Change About Myself if I had to Power to Do So 

https://youtu.be/WUkA35Yznis

https://www.facebook.com/inspirationmasters/videos/352936852974714

 

3rd Place  Aarna Patel  (TX) 

Racial Equality “How much of the hill have we climbed? 

https://youtu.be/UXQ6trJWiy8

https://www.facebook.com/inspirationmasters/videos/900818807208991

 

4th Place  Janya Halthore  (NJ)

Tiktok, is it really bad ?  

https://youtu.be/fK4iPnfudNc

https://www.facebook.com/inspirationmasters/videos/423994085601668

 

5th Place Praneel Samal (CA)

Do the benefits of the internet outweigh the loss of privacy?  

https://youtu.be/Z4nINd-U0Bs

https://www.facebook.com/inspirationmasters/videos/389909762546096

    https://youtu.be/G2yuRd9A-RM

Registration Closed  for Group 1, Group 2 and Group 3

 

U.S. Open Speech Contest

August 2021

Contest Rules and Information 

 

  1. Participants must be present at the briefing for the contest at their allocated date and time,  as listed below.

      Group 1 Contest Date and Time (6 to 9 years)

            Date — Sunday , August 8th, 2021

            Time —2 pm CST

 

     Group 2 Contest Date and Time (10 to 13 years)

           Date — Saturday , August 7th, 2021

           Time —12 pm CST

 

     Group 3  Contest Date and Time(14 to 17 years)

           Date — Sunday , August 8th, 2021

           Time — 5 pm CST

 

 2. All participants will be delivering their speeches live over Zoom on in front of judges. ( Online)  

 

 3. Participants must follow the theme of the contest. 

 

 4. Age  and Time Requirement (Please click on the highlighted link for more information.)

  • Group 1 — 6 to 9 years 

           Topic — Storytelling

           Time — 1 to 3 minutes 

           (Must speak for at least 1 minute to qualify and will be disqualified at 3 minutes and 31 seconds)

  • Group 2 — 10 to 13 years

           Topic — Persuasive Speech

           Time — 3 to 4 minutes 

           (Must speak for at least 3 minutes to qualify and will be disqualified at 4 minutes and 31 seconds)

  • Group 3 — 14 to 17 years

           Topic — Impromptu Speech

           Time — 2 to 3 minutes 

           (Must speak for at least 2 minutes to qualify and will be disqualified at 3 minutes and 31 seconds)

 

 5. All participant’s in all groups are required to join us at their designated date and time for a microphone and connectivity check. Contestants will receive  their speaking order before the contest starts. Group 1 and Group 2 can email their speech title in advance at us.speechcontest@gmail.com , along with your name and group.

 6. We encourage participants to perform their speech standing, so judges can see their full body language. If due to camera or microphone quality, judges may not be able to listen or see you clearly, in that situation, you may be asked to deliver your speech from your desk. (Group 1 Parents - please help participants set up their microphone and camera before the contest begins.)

 7. The timers will show participants green, yellow and red cards to help them keep track of timing during their speech. 

 8. Each participant will receive a zoom link. Two logins will be allowed per participant, one for parents and one for the participant. (Participants must keep their camera on at all times.) Once the contest begins parents may turn off their camera if they choose.

 9. Winners will be announced on Monday, August 9th,2021 on Vibha's Facebook page and website, and Inspiration Masters’ Facebook page and website. 

     Contest winner Announcement

         Group 1: 1pm CST

         Group 2: 2pm CST

         Group 3: 3pm CST

 

 10. Top 5 winners in each category will participate in the Popular Choice Awards. Popular Choice awards will be announced on Tuesday, August 17th, 2021 on Vibha's Facebook page and website, and Inspiration Masters’ Facebook page and website. 

   Popular Choice Awards Announcement

      Group 1: 1pm CST

      Group 2: 2pm CST

      Group 3: 3pm CST

 

 11. All participants will receive a certificate of participation.

 12. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in each category will receive certificates with their placement.

 13. Please do not take pictures or record any part of the competition or go live on Facebook or YouTube.  Not following this rule may disqualify the participant immediately.

 14. Parents and friends please do not take pictures or videos of the event except for your participant when he/she is performing.

 15. The judges’ decision will be final.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Who can participate in the speech contest?

A. Students from anywhere in the U.S. can participate.

 

Q. Are participants provided a theme to talk about? 

A. Yes, the participants are provided the theme and MUST follow the theme to qualify for the contest.

 

Q. How do I prepare for the speech contest?

A. Please follow the details according to the age group and look up the theme for your age group and prepare accordingly. 

Q. What will be the judging criteria for the contest?

A. The contest will be judged based on the quality of content and how participants deliver the content, including speech title, confidence, clarity, and body language. 

 

Q. How will I know if I won the contest?

A. Winners will be announced on Monday, August 9th,2021 on Vibha's Facebook page and website, and Inspiration Masters’ Facebook page and website, and will also be notified by email. Please be sure to provide a valid email.

Q. What if I am not able to participate after registering for the Online U.S. Open Speech Contest?

A.  The contest registrations are non-refundable. ( All proceeds are donated to Vibha, a non-profit organization supporting children's education.)

Still have more questions? Please send your question to us.speechcontest@gmail.com. A team member will reach out to you. Please include your phone number.

 

Organizers note:

The goal of the contest is to have the participants have a lot of fun doing their speeches and sending them out. Inspiration Masters Programs and contests are “learn and have fun'' concept-based events. A professional team of dedicated individuals who love to see our children grow and are the ones who love what they do.