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Levy SWCD sponsors an annual public speaking contest designed to develop leadership and stimulate interest in conserving natural resources.

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SPEECH CONTEST

Levy Soil and Water Conservation District sponsors an annual public speaking contest, which is designed to develop leadership and stimulate interest in conserving natural resources. The 2020 Speech Contest Topic is: “Where would we BEE without Pollinators?”

Independent research on the topic works to further educate students in conservation and natural resources, while public speaking provides a host of additional benefits.

Local Speech Contest Prizes:

• 1st Place- TBA

• 2nd Place- TBA

• 3rd Place- TBA

RULES FOR 2020 DISTRICT, AREA AND STATE SPEECH CONTESTS

ELIGIBILITY

Contest is open to public, private, parochial or home school students from 6th through 12th grade in Levy County.

Provide a typewritten speech, double spaced on 8.5” x 11” inch white paper, with 1” margin. Use standard font, no greater than 12 point type. Include a cover page with contestants’ name, speech title, parent or guardian’s name, email address, home address, telephone number, and school name. A signed release form is also required.

Speech must be hand-delivered or mailed to Levy SWCD or emailed to taramsoilandwater@gmail.com by October 11, 2019.

The District contest will be held November 5, 2019. The highest overall scoring student will advance to the Area Contest, date to be announced soon.

CONTEST RULES

Contest Topic –” Where would we BEE without Pollinators?”

Speeches must be original, not previously used, and created by the contestant. Notes may be used while speaking, but audio and visual aids of any form are not permitted.

Contestants must not give their name or introduce themselves by name as part of their speech. Contestants will be introduced as “Contestant number one, Contestant number two” and so on forth.

While Judges are finalizing the scores, students will be introduced and asked to give personal information.

Winner of the local competition will be entered in an area competition (multi District) and may then advance to the State competition.

Highest scoring Area winner will advance to the State competition. Contestant may not wear attire that identifies them with any organization (e.g., FFA, 4-H, school logos) at any of the competitions.

Time Limit – Speeches must be a minimum of five to seven minutes in length. Time under or over these limits, respectively, will result in two points deducted for each 15 second increment or part thereof.

Judging – A standard score sheet will be used for all contestants. Three judges and one timekeeper will be used at the district, area, and state competitions.

Printable information will be available later this Summer on the National Association of Conservation District's website: nacdus.org.

Speech must be hand-delivered or mailed to Levy SWCD or emailed to taramsoilandwater@gmail.com by October 11, 2019.

The District contest will be held November 5, 2019. The highest overall scoring student will advance to the Area Contest, date to be announced soon.

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