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Annual Institute Public Speaking Contest

The School of Communication is pleased to once again sponsor the Spring Semester Public Speaking Contest.

Preliminary rounds of the contest take place Monday, April 27. Three top speakers advance to the final round, which takes place during Imagine RIT on Saturday, May 2. Finalists complete for first ($400), second ($200), and third ($100) place cash prizes.

Rules for participation

  • Participants must be currently-enrolled RIT undergraduate or graduate students.
  • The general purpose of the speeches must be persuasive.
  • Multimedia (PowerPoint/Keynote) is NOT allowed.
  • A 6- to 8-minute time limit will be strictly enforced. Students will be cut off after 8 minutes.

To register, email Professor Elizabeth Reeves O’Connor at Include “Public Speaking Contest” in the subject line. Registration ends April 24 at 3PM.