Speech Trek Contest Information 2019
2019 Contest Theme: Positive Change for Women. Contestants are asked to prepare a persuasive speech focusing on one of the following topics:

1. Pay Equity - Why does pay equity matter?

2. Who is the most influential woman leader since 1900?

3. How have women been portrayed in the media in the past and how should that change?

Competition Date: Saturday, March 16th 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Location: Chemeketa Community College, Building 2, Room 179.

Please complete this online registration form no later than 11:59 pm Friday, February 22, 2019.

Eligibility: Speech Trek is open to high school girls in 10th and 11th grade in the Cascade, Central, Dallas, Salem-Keizer, Silverton, and Stayton Oregon school districts.

Time Limits: Students are to prepare an original 5-6 minute speech, with a "30 second grace period on either side". Speaking under the 4:30 or over 6:30 will result in disqualification.

Presentation: These presentations are to be original speeches. Appropriate use of one 4"x6" note card is an option -- prompting is not allowed.

Speech Trek is limited to 20 participants chosen on a first come first served basis. Two Rounds will be held at the same time. If you do not advance to the final round, you are free to leave. There will be a final round where the winners will be chosen.

Judging: During both rounds of competition, judges shall use the official ballot and score each speaker in each of the four areas: Content (0-40 points), Organization (0-10 points); and Delivery (0-50 points). The official ballot is included on our website (salem-or.aauw.net).

Finalists: First place winner will receive $500; Second place winner will receive $300 and Third place will receive $200.

Questions: Contact Mary Ellen Dello Stritto via email at dr.dellostritto@gmail.com.

Sponsored by the American Association of University of Women, Salem Branch (salem-or.aauw.net).

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