Please email us to express your interest.
Please follow the rules laid out below and within our speech competition pages. We are currently working on the best way to judge an out-of-state zone competition. Possibly, it will be either via Skype or recorded video (YouTube) entries.
Please visit our rules page to view the complete list of rules. Visit our score sheet page to see how students will be judged at the zone and state level competitions.
Please visit our speech resources page to view research resources.
|January 2018||Kansas City zone contest|
|January 2018||Springfield zone contest|
|January 2018||Mid-MO zone contest|
|January 2018||St. Louis zone contest|
|January 2018||Out-of-state contest|
|February 2018||State Final contest|
|February 2018||State Final contest (make-up date)|
School competitions should be complete no later than two weeks before the zone contest.
|January 2018||Kansas City local competition deadline|
|January 2018||Springfield local competition deadline|
|January 2018||Mid-MO local competition deadline|
|January 2018||St. Louis local competition deadline|
|January 2018||Out-of-state submission deadline|
*Download a printable version of regional map
|1st Place State:||Engraved plaque|
|Special invitation to speak at the annual Churchill Weekend Kemper Brunch|
|Special invitation to attend the annual Churchill Weekend Kemper Brunch & Lecture|
|2nd Place State:||Special invitation to attend the annual Churchill Weekend Kemper Brunch & Lecture|
|3rd-4th Place State:||Museum t-shirt, Invitation to attend the annual Churchill Weekend Kemper Lecture|
|All Zone participants:||Certificate of Congratulations|
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