Public speakers take note: The
deadline for the submission of entries for the Optimist Club of George Town’s
2009/2010 Oratorical Contest is tomorrow, Saturday, 27 February, at the St.
George’s Anglican Church Hall from 10am – 2pm.
The contest will be taking place on
20 March at the Harquail Theatre, and this year’s topic is “Cyber
Communication: Progress or Problem” where speakers will be vying for $2,000 in
prize money. The two first place winners will be able to move on to the Caribbean
finals in April.
Contestants are required to speak
for four to five minutes. The Oratorical Contest is open to students younger
than 16 as of 31 December.
Students who wish to participate
are required to provide:
A completed application form –
printed with contact details
Copy of birth certificate
Completed publicity consent form
signed by parent or legal guardian
Typed copy of speech
An independent panel of judges will
determine the winners. The judges will pay special attention to speech content,
delivery, and poise.