Entry Form for Sydney R. Daniels Black History Month Oratorical

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27th Annual Sydney R. Daniels Black
History Month Oratorical Festival
Thursday, February 19, 2015 in Room 103 at 4:00 p.m.
Type of Speech:
Commemorative Speech
General Purpose:
To inspire
Time:
5-7 minutes
Subject:
A person of African ancestry (living or dead) who is generally regarded as an outstanding
individual e.g. humanitarian, artist, politician, educator, or scientist integral to the African American experience.
Guidelines:
Although you must deal with biographical data to some extent, the fundamental purpose of
a commemorative speech is not just to inform the listeners but, to inspire them, to arouse and heighten their
appreciation for the person, institution, or idea that you are praising. Don’t forget to create an attention-getting
introduction and a conclusion, which summarizes and leaves your audience in an appropriate frame of mind.
Use quotations, examples, statistics, and testimony to amplify your controlling ideas. Employ language that is
clear, accurate, and vivid. Use connectives. Don’t forget that your delivery should reflect your enthusiasm for
your subject. Your speech must be committed to memory. A preliminary round will be held before the festival
with Harold Washington College speech professors judging. Applicants must participate in the preliminary
round in order to present your speech in the Oratorical Festival.
Criteria for Evaluation: Presentations are judged on the basis of originality,
organization, and delivery.
Eligibility: Participants must be currently enrolled student with a GPA of 2.5 or
better. Past winners are not eligible.
Scholarships:
1st place..........................................$300.00
2nd place.........................................$250.00
3rd place..........................................$200.00
4th place..........................................$175.00
5th place..........................................$150.00
6th place..........................................$125.00
This event is sponsored by the English/Speech-Theatre Department.
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Entry Form for Sydney R. Daniels Black History Month Oratorical Festival
Applicant Information
Full Name:
Last
First
M.I.
Address:
Street Address
Apartment/Unit #
City
Home Phone:
State
(
)
ZIP Code
Student ID number:
Email:
GPA:
Speech Information
Subject of
Speech:
Specific
Purpose:
To inspire the audience to
Thesis
Statement:
:
The Festival is February 19, 2015, 4-6pm in room 103 at HWC. There will be an
audition round at the end of January, date to be announced.
Please email the completed form to [email protected] or drop off at 711C
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