Extemporaneous Speech Competition

Members will compete by delivering an extemporaneous, informative speech.

Regional Level
Regional Qualifying Rounds will be held prior to PTK Catalyst 2019 - contact your Regional Coordinator for details.

Winners of Regional Qualifying Rounds will move forward to the International competition at PTK Catalyst 2019.

International Level Competition

  • Preliminary and Final Rounds will be held during PTK Catalyst 2019
  • Up to 29 regional winners will compete by delivering an extemporaneous, informative speech

Eligibility

  • One winner from each Regional Qualifying Round who will attend PTK Catalyst 2019
  • Space is limited to 29 members
  • Members may only participate in one on site competition
  • Registration Deadline:  Regional Coordinators must submit names for the competition by March 29, 2019

Prizes

  • First Place: $500 scholarship and prize medallion pin
  • Second Place: $250 scholarship and prize medallion pin
  • Third Place: $100 scholarship and prize medallion pin

Speech Requirements

  • Type:  Extemporaneous, informative speech
  • Topic: Topics will be chosen onsite (topics will be different for each round)
  • Preparation Time:  30 minutes to construct and practice speech
  • Length:  3 - 5 minutes
  • Speeches should appeal to a broad audience and not just to a Phi Theta Kappa-specific audience

Video Competition

Thursday, April 4

11:30 am - 3:00 pm Extemporaneous Speech Competition - Preliminary Rounds Sanchez Boardroom Hemingway Boardroom

Friday, April 5

7:30 am - 9:30 am Extemporaneous Speech Competition - Final Round Hemingway Boardroom