Scholars Week Annual Speech Contest

Here is your chance to be heard!

The Department of Communication Studies will be hosting its annual student speaking contest to be showcased during Scholars Week on Wednesday, April 1st at 4:00 p.m. in Todd Hall room 204.

Contestants will create and deliver an original persuasive speech to compete for cash prizes and awards.

This event will be co-hosted by the College of Liberal Arts and is open to any current MTSU student who has completed or is enrolled in COMM 2200.


1st – 5th place will receive prizes (in the form of gift cards) provided by McGraw-Hill and certificates.


Click HERE to download the application. Submit your application form, an outline of your original speech, and a YouTube link to your speech to

Applications are due by Sunday, February 16, 2020.

Sample Speeches

Click HERE to view speeches from our past contests.

Contact Information

If you have any questions that were not addressed in the FAQs section email


Finalists will deliver their speech to a live audience during Scholars Week!