Prepared Speech Competition

Members will compete by delivering an informative speech on the topic: “I AM PTK”.



  • Open only to active Phi Theta Kappa members registered for PTK Catalyst 2018
  • Space is limited to 40 members
  • Members may participate in one online competition and one on site competition
  • Registration Deadline:  March 28, 2018, 5:00 pm, CT or until all spaces are filled


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

Speech Requirements

  • Type:  Prepared, informative speech
  • Topic: “I AM PTK”
  • Length:  Not to exceed 5 minutes

Competition Structure

  • Competitions will take place on site during PTK Catalyst 2018
  • Preliminary Rounds
    • Four rounds of 10 contestants per round
    • The top 3 in each preliminary round will advance to the Final Round
  • Final Round

NOTE: You must register for Catalyst 2018 prior to registering for this competition.