Winston Churchill Student Speech Competition

UPDATE: WE ARE POSTPONING THE 2016-2017 SPEECH COMPETITION. FALL 2017, WE WILL ANNOUNCE A QUOTE AND DATES FOR THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR.

IN THE MEANTIME, WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO TAKE A LOOK AT THE RULES, SCORE SHEET, AND PREVIOUS COMPETITION DATES TO GET FAMILIAR WITH THE PROCESS. PLEASE CONTACT US IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS.  

 

  • Speeches are to be 4-5 minutes in length
  • Open to all students in the 6th-8th grade (public, private, parochial, and home school).
  • The competition is now open to out-of-state entries.

Please call 573-592-6242 or email us to express your interest.

For Out-of-State Entries

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. 

Rules & Score Sheet

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.

Research Resources

Please visit our speech resources page to view research resources.

Competition Dates

January 18, 2017: Kansas City zone contest
January 19, 2017: Springfield zone contest
January 24, 2017: Mid-MO zone contest
January 26, 2017: St. Louis zone contest
January 31, 2017: Out-of-state contest
February 20, 2017: State Final contest
February 25, 2017: State Final contest (make-up date)


Local Competition Deadlines

School competitions should be complete no later than two weeks before the zone contest.

January 4, 2017: Kansas City local competition deadline
January 5, 2017: Springfield local competition deadline
January 10, 2017: Mid-MO local competition deadline
January 12, 2017: St. Louis local competition deadline
January 17, 2017: Out-of-state submission deadline


Regional Map

 regional map

 *Download a printable version of regional map 

Prizes

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
  Museum t-shirt
2nd Place State: Special invitation to attend the annual Churchill Weekend Kemper Brunch & Lecture
  Museum t-shirt
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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