The National Junior Grange Public Speaking Contest will be held during the National Grange Convention held every November. This contest will be open to all State Junior Grange Public Speaking winners and will be judged at National Session.  Winners will be announced at the Evening of Excellence and winners will give their speeches at the Junior Grange Breakfast on Saturday morning.

REQUIREMENTS:

Age:  Participants will be broken into 3 age groups

Group 1: Ages 5-7

Group 2: Ages 8-10

Group 3: Ages 11-14

Participants must have achieved First Place in their State Junior Competition, or Best of Show at their Regional Competition. One participant from each age category may represent their state at National Convention. And the Best of Show winner may represent from their region.

Names, age, speech title, and State name must be turned in by November 1st to the National Junior Grange Director, Samantha Wilkins at juniors@nationalgrange.org

TOPIC:

Deliver a prepared speech on one of the following topics:

  1. The Junior Grange theme of that year
  2. Any topic of their choice

LENGTH:

Minimum of 3 minutes long to a maximum of 7 minutes.

JUDGING CRITERIA:

Time …………………………………………….………………….………………..10 points

Content ……………………………………….……………………….……………40 points

Voice Control……………………………….………………………….….………20 points

Body Language ………………………………………………………………….10 points

Eye Contact …………………………………………………………….…………10 points

Appearance ……………………………………………….………………………10 points

TOTAL POSSIBLE:………………………………………………………………100 Points

NATIONAL COMPETITION WINNERS:

1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in each age category will receive cash prizes. A Best of Show winner will also be announced and given a prize.