Kash Speech Competition

Questions about the contest may be directed to:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it , Mathews-Danielsl 140 (931)-372-3353


Students are allowed to discuss any Persuasive Topic they wish, but they must pick one side of the argument. (Topics must be Authorized before competition)

  • Students are encouraged to use outside research to back-up their point of view.
  • Presentational Software will be available for students. Students must inform Scott Christen if they wish to use Presentational Software.

To Be Eligible to Compete:

  • Must be a current student
  • Must be enrolled or have completed Speech 2410 or Professional Communications 2500
  • Must fill out and turn in a Speech Competition Form (PDF)
  • Students will be required to turn in a copy of their speech before they will be allowed to present.

Rules and Regulations:

  • Students must write an original speech
  • Presentations must be original and the student’s own work.
  • If more than 10 students register, their will be a qualifying round on Thursday, November 5th, 2007.
  • The time limit for this presentation is 3 to 5 minutes. Points will be adjusted on presentations which do not fall within that time frame.


  • First Place $100.00
  • 2 Honorable Mentions $50.00


  • (Tentatively) Qualifying rounds will be held in Henderson Hall on November 5th, 2008
  • Final Round will be held in Derryberry Auditorium November 9th, 2009 
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