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First Round Scoring Sheet

2014 Speech Competition on Contemporary Issues
Explanation of First Round Grading and Final Round

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First Round of the Competition
The first round of the competition will take place between 12:00 and 1:30 p.m.  on Thursday, April 10th.  You should come to the lobby area outside of the Public Safety Office (Main Building) at 12:00 to register and get your room assignment.  There will be 6 student speakers in each classroom.  You will present your speech in front of 2 or 3 judges.  The judges will use a scoring sheet that has 3 types of evaluations: 

·         Your individual score, based on your content and delivery;

·         Your holistic score, recommending whether you move on to the second round;

·         Your ranking compared to other speakers in the room. 

It’s a good idea for you to look at the Spring 2014 Speech Competition Scoring Sheet in advance so you will understand how your speech will be judged.  As a guide for you, the scores of the top speakers will range from 40 to 45, earning an average of 4 or 5 on all measures.  The scores of good speakers usually range from 30 to 35 points; the scores of average speakers range from 25 to 30 points. 

Finals Round of the Competition and Awards Ceremony, April 17th, 3:15 – 5:30 p.m. 
The top 6 speakers will be invited to compete in the Final Round of the Competition one week later, on April 17th, from 3:15 to 4:45 p.m. in C-211.  The speakers will be judged by faculty members from the Communication Department.  The 6 Best Speaker prize winners will be announced at an Awards Ceremony and Reception immediately following the speeches, from 4:45 to 5:30 p.m.  In addition, the next 7 speakers will be recognized as Honorable Mention and Special Merit winners and will receive prizes.    All student speakers who participated in the competition will receive Speech Competition Certificate of Recognition at the Awards Ceremony.  The BCC Foundation is sponsoring a total of $4000 in prizes for the top 13 speakers. 

The top 6 prizes are:                                                                                                            
President’s Award, Best Speaker                           $1000
President’s Award, Best Speaker, Runner Up            750
President’s Award, Best Speaker, Third Place           500
President’s Award, Best Speaker, Fourth Place        400
President’s Award, Best Speaker, Fifth Place           300
President’s Award, Best Speaker, Sixth Place           200

The 7 Honorable Mention and Special Merit prizes are:
President’s Award, Best Speaker, Honorable Mention       150
President’s Award, Best Speaker, Special Merit                 100