I do not have a laptop or video camera. Can I record video on my phone?
Absolutely! Your speech will be evaluated on content and performance, not the production of your video itself. However, if there is trouble understanding the video due to the quality, we will reach out to you through your provided contact information.
Should I just read cards?
No, the goal of this is to highlight your original writing and interpretation of the arguments. While we encourage you to cite evidence from your files, the majority of the speech should be original writing. This speech should be understood to be more akin to a rebuttal speech than a constructive.
Am I allowed to cite evidence?
Absolutely! All research should be clearly cited in your speech.
Are there divisions for this contest?
Yes, there are separate divisions for high school and middle school students. But, there are no conferences within those divisions.
What are the prizes?
- First Place: $100 Amazon e-gift card
- Second Place: $50 Amazon e-gift card
- Third Place: $25 Amazon e-gift card
What if I have questions or problems with my speech submission?
If you have questions or concerns, contact Victoria Yonter at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing your entries and hope you enjoy this new take on debate!