4th America's Future Public Speaking Contest

Calling for contestants of all grades

The MIC is hot, the people are listening, the stage is all yours!

May 2nd 2020, Fairfax, VA

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4th to 12th Grade Students
America's future is in your hands!

  • 3 Divisions by Grades

  • Both prepared and Impromptu Categories

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    Your Voice can Change the World!
    Don't ever stop challenging yourself!

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  • Free view clip for your speech

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    Why you should join

    Communication is one of the most important skills of our life. It allows us to form connections, influence decisions and promote changes. With strong public speaking skill, not only you can get your message across, but also to influence and motivate others. More importantly, to win over the crowd.

    How to join

    To join the contest, please first read the contest rules carefully. Then fill out the registration form at the bottom of this web page. After submitting the form, you will be redirected to the PayPal website. A $50 non refundable registration fee will be collected. Once you have successfully registered, please prepare for your speech and attend the contest.

    Contest Rules

    The contest welcomes individuals from 4th grade to 12th grade to participate.

    Please fill out the registration form online and make payment via PayPal to complete the registration process.

    A non-refundable registration fee of $50 is required from each contestant to participate.

    Three grade-based divisions are used for the Public Speaking Contest:

    • – Junior Division: grade 4-6
    • – Intermediate Division: grade 7-9
    • – Senior Division: grade 10-12

    ● All contestants will compete in both prepared speech and impromptu speech categories.

    ● The prepared speech has no restriction on the subject, but there is a limit in speech length based on your grade division.

    ● The subject for impromptu speech will be the same for all contestants in the same division, and it will not be disclosed until the time of speech.

    ● You will be given scores for both prepared and impromptu speeches.

    ● Your final score is the sum of both scores.

    Contestant age group Prepared Speech time limit Impromptu speech time limit
    Junior Division 3-5 minutes 45 seconds- 90 seconds
    Intermediate Division 4-6 minutes 1-2 minutes
    Senior Division 5-7 minutes 1-2 minutes

    ● When the speaker has met the minimum time, the timer will raise the Green card; when the speaker has made the mid-point, the timer will raise the Yellow card; and when the speaker has met the maximum time, the timer will raise the Red card. The speaker will have 15 seconds to wrap up to avoid disqualification.

    ● Judges’ decisions are final.

    ● Notes on index cards are acceptable. Reading speech script will lose points.

    ● The speech must have be an original work, written by the person giving the speech. Topic and content of the speech must be age-appropriate for audience age 8-18.

    ● Audience (students, parents and general public) should follow the instruction of contest host and establish an encouraging and warm environment for the contestants to demonstrate their best performance.

    1st, 2nd, and 3rd winners of each grade division will receive America’s Future Public Speaking Contest trophy and prize. Their performance video will be published online. All contestants will receive a merit certificate for participation, and a video of their own performance.

    Public speaking is never easy for my child, but this event is such a wonderful experience for my 10-year-old. He just loved it, thank you!
    My daughter is always very shy when speaking in public. But she did well in this contest. Hope she will do it again next year, and the year after.
    Communication is the key to success. It doesn't matter what the kids want to do when they grow up, learn how to speak is a life-long lesson.
    Public speaking is a must have skill for the future leaders of out country. Starting from school age is the best time to practice.