Montgomery City-County Public Library goes virtual with the
Annual Voices in Black History Speech Competition
MONTGOMERY – For Black History Month, the Montgomery City-County Public Library (MCCPL) is virtually hosting the Voices in Black History Speech Competition for Montgomery County students from grades 3rd-12th.
Students will write and perform an original speech in character and costume of a Black historical figure. Individual entries in the category of 3rd-6th grade or 7th-12th grade will be accepted. Prizes for the top three in each category include 1st place a Dell Chromebook 3100, 2nd place $100, and 3rd place $50.
Participants must register no later than Sunday, January 24, 2021 at 11:59pm via https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ViBH. Preliminaries will occur as private competitions from February 1-12, 2021. Six finalists will go on to the final competition on February 26, 2021 at 6 pm. Preliminary and final competitions will take place via Zoom. Finals will be aired live for viewing through the Montgomery City-County Public Library YouTube page.
Students will give a live performance in costume as a Black historical figure they have chosen. They will be scored on costume, becoming the person the speech is about, preparation, eye contact, organization of speech, presence, level of creativity, presentation length, bibliography, and vocal quality including grammar, diction and voice. Entries should contain a bibliography or works cited for resources used to learn about the historical figure.
Participants can go to http://www.mccpl.lib.al.us for online databases or check out books through the catalog. How to create a work cited page can be found at https://pwl.purdue.edu/owl/purdue_owl.html.
Full list of rules: https://mccpl.lib.al.us/Pages/Index/182863/vibh-speech-competition. For questions regarding the contest, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. This event has been sponsored by Ross-Clayton Funeral Home.
January 4, 2020
Sarah Foster, Youth Services Coordinator
For Immediate Release
Phone: 334-625-4984, email: email@example.com