Competition 2013 Information
Preliminaries were held in the John Deutsch University Centre on Monday February 11th and Tuesday February 12th at 7pm. Finals were held on Wednesday February 13th at 7pm also in the JDUC.
Grand Prize $1000 Amanie Antar
Ist runner up $600 Saba Farbodkia
2nd runner up $350 Mark Asfar
Honorable Mentions $200 each
Registration for the 2013 competition is now closed. Thank you to all who registered.
Please watch this site for information on the 2014 competition which will be held on February 3, 4 and 5, 2014.
All current Queen's University students are eligible to enter the competition.
To register, send email with 1) your name, 2) your Queen's email address 3) your faculty or department to public.speaking @queensu.ca
Structure of the Competition
Each competitor will present their compulsory speech. (See below to find the text for the 2013 Compulsory Speech) Then there will be a brief break. After the break, the order of competitors will be randomly shuffled. In this new sequence, each competitor will present their Original Speech (Each competitor has a choice between a Prepared Speech or and Impromptu Speech. See guidelines below for a description of the format of each type of speech). Seven finalists, whose names will be announced at the completion of the preliminaries, will compete in the finals on Wednesday beginning at 7:00 pm.
Please review the Guidelines for Competitors for details.
The same compulsory speech is used in both the preliminary and final rounds. Click here to download the text of the Compulsory Speech for 2013.
The original speech categories are:
Prepared -- An original speech on a topic, chosen, prepared, and delivered by the competitor, which may be informative or persuasive in style. Speech length: Five to seven minutes.
Impromptu -- An original speech on a topic selected blindly by the commpetitor from topics presented by the monitor. Preparations time: Five minutes: Speech length: Three to five minutes.
QuestionsFor clarification of any of the rules and procedures please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here to view the FAQ Sheet
The Andrina McCulloch Public Speaking Competition is co-sponsored by the Drama Department and the Student Life Centre.
Prizes funded by a bequest from the estate of Andrew McCulloch, B.A. 1871, M.A. 1874
The organizers would like to thank all participants, students, and judges for their continuing support of the competition and for advancing public speaking at Queen's University.
The John Deutsch University Centre (JDUC) is an accessible building:
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