Speak UP! Public Speaking Competition

2018 Public Speaking Competition Flyer

UConn's 5th Annual Public Speaking Competition
Hosted by UConn's Communication Society

When: Monday, April 9th, 6-8 p.m.

Where: Student Union Theatre

The contest will feature: 5 undergraduate contestants, 3 judges, 2 hosts and a live audience!

What can you win? Over $400 in prizes!

Theme: What impact is social media having on our personal relationships?

Tell us what YOU think about the influence and effect of social media on our relationships—with our family, friends, class-mates, co-workers, fellow citizens, fellow earthlings.


How do I compete?

Contestants may submit via one of the two following formats (please read guidelines below):

  1. “Live” (or in-person) casting call
  2. Video submission

Once casting calls are held and video submissions are reviewed:

  • Finalists will be notified on or before March 23rd that they've been chosen to compete
  • On Monday April 4th at 6:00 pm, finalists will attend a pre-production dinner
  • The top five finalists will compete on April 9th


Submission Deadline: 5pm, Tuesday March 20th
Need More Info? Contact uccommsociety@gmail.com