Ethics Speech Contest
Advocating for Alternative Energy Sources
Persuasive Speech Checklist
Speech Contest Internet Resources
The Earth Ethics Institute (EEI) of Miami Dade College sponsors this
contest as a way to engage students in exploring alternatives to
traditional energy resources, as well understand alternative
1st Place- $200
2nd Place- $150
3rd Place- $50
Special Category Awards (4)- $25 each
All MDC-Wolfson students may participate.
6-8 minutes Persuasive Speech on the assigned topic
Speech must be substantially original work, identifying quoted
material while presenting.
No Visual Aids:
No visual aids will be permitted during the contest.
A panel of five judges from the English, Communication, and Earth
Ethics disciplines will score each speech on a standardized critique
Criteria Include: content and analysis, delivery, and language
Fill out Cover Sheet and attach 1) your speech outline or
manuscript, 2) complete bibliography (www.workscited4you.com
for MLA format), and 3) graded critique from your instructor OR
CAC screening (To make a screening appointment, contact Nicole
Colston in Rm. 2313, (305) 237-7504, or
Topic Area/Specific Purpose:
persuade the audience to advocate and/or adopt a plan for a specific
alternative energy resource.
Research and support material is necessary for a successful speech.
Be sure to cite all your sources properly during your speech and in
Dress in a professional manner, please.
Speech Competition Date:
Tuesday, March 15 beginning at 3:30 pm
Information about the
Communication Arts Center