Congratulations Winners of Popular Choice Awards!

Online U.S. Open Speech Contest 

Popular Choice Awards

1st: Pranav Krishnan
2nd: Shreya Kulkarni
3rd: Kiyaan Patel

Congratulations Winners!

Online U.S. Open Speech Contest

Storytelling Contest 

Group 1 (6 to 9 years)

1st Place: Cavin Rajeshkanna (TX)

2nd Place: Giresh Gopal Jayakumar (CA)

3rd Place: Aarna Mangalgi (AZ)

What inspires you?

Group 2 (10 to 13 years)


1st Place: Vanshika Shetty (IL)

1st Place: Samarth Agarwal (GA)

2nd Place: Shreya Kulkarni (TX)

3rd Place: Tanush Swaroop Krishnamurthy (TX)

Life after the pandemic

Group 3 (14 to 17 years)


1st Place: Sudhiksha Maramraju (TX)

2nd Place: Nandita Narayanan (MD)

3rd Place: Srikar Surapaneni (WA)

Winners of special awards!

Online U.S.Open Speech Contest

Storytelling Contest

Group 1 (6 to 9 years)

Style & Confidence: Tisya Gupta (IL)

Enthusiasm: Kiyaan Patel (NC)

Rising Star: Charmi Parikh (MN)

What inspires you?

Group 2 (10 to 13 years)


Positivity: Vibha Viswanath (TX)


Enthusiasm: Kavya Pasi (TX)


Rising Star: Pranav Krishnan (TX)


Life after the pandemic

Group 3 (14 to 17 years)


Positivity: Hardhik Sripuram (TX)


Enthusiasm: Jiya Singh (CA)


Rising Star: Anna Leo (TX)


U.S. Open Speech Contest


Contest Rules 


  1. Participants must send their videos from May 1st to May 8th. All entries MUST  be received by/  submitted by midnight Central Time on May 8th. 

  2. Participants must present the unedited video recorded in a single take.

  3. Participants must follow the theme of the contest. 

  4. Age Requirements and Rules: ( Click on the highlighted text for tips and suggestions ) ​

  5. Time Requirements:

    1. Group 1 Time — 2 to 3 minutes (6 to 9 years) Storytelling
       (Participants must speak for at least 2 minutes to qualify and will be disqualified at 3 minutes and 1 second)​​

    2. Group 2 Time — 2 to 3 minutes (10 to 13 years) What inspires you?                                                (Participants must speak for at least 2 minutes to qualify and will be disqualified at 3 minutes and 1 second)

    3. Group 3 Time — 3 to 4 minutes (14 to 17 years)  Life After The Pandemic                                             (Participants must speak for at least 3 minutes to qualify and will be disqualified at 4 minutes and 1 second)

  6. ​ Winners will be announced on May 15th, 2020.

  7. All participants will receive a certificate of participation. 

  8. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in each category will receive certificates with their placement.

  9. 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. 


QHow do I submit my video?

A. After your registration and payment, the team will be sending out an email on how to submit your video.

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. Can the participant edit the videos?

A. NO the participants must submit the unedited video.

Q. What if my video is under or over the time limit?

A. Please re-record or and make sure that the video you sent is within the time limit specified for the age group. Videos under or over the time limit may not be considered.


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

A. The winners will be announced 1 week after the end of the submission date of the contest on the Inspiration Masters website, and may also be announced on the Inspiration Masters Facebook page.

Q. What if I am not able to submit my video 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.)


Q. I still have more questions.

A. Please send your question to

    A team member will reach out to you. Please include your phone number.

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