Speech Events

Speech Events

“I was very glad that I made the choice to join the tournament because in the real world, you're always going to be speaking or presenting in front of people who you have never met." South Central 1st time speaker in YSG 1


Event Descriptions

Click the title of a speech event to find an overview: description, rules, ballots and script submission forms.

Click on the a YSG level to learn which events can be used to practice the speeches in that level.

Additional information is found at Script Submission Questions and What's New in 2019.

Also check out these opportunities:

All speaker must be a Chapter member in good standing between 11 - 18 years unless otherwise noted.


YSG 1


YSG 1 Presentations with Corresponding Tournament Events

  • Hello My Name Is - Platform
  • Activity #1 - Impromptu
  • Favorite Bible Verse - Platform
  • Storytelling - Storytelling


NOTE: YSG 1 presentations may be used in YSG 2 events if speakers have:

  • just completed YSG 1
  • have not used that presentation in a tournament the previous year
  • adhere to the rules and requirements of that YSG 2 event.


Check individual speech Overviews for specific requirements.


YSG 2

Eligibility:

  • Completed YSG 1 by tournament
  • YSG 2 speakers may NOT participate in YSG 1 events.

YSG 2 Presentations - Tournament Events

  • To Teach - Informative Speaking
  • To Delight - Literary Interpretation, Duo Interpretation


NOTE: YSG 1 presentations may be used in YSG 2 events if speakers have just completed YSG 1 and they adhere to the rules and requirements of that event. Check individual speech Overviews for specific information.

  • There is no event for the Persuasive speeches from the older version of YSG 2. It is to be coached in chapter and then presented in the community.


YSG 3

Eligibility:

  • Completed YSG 2 by tournament
  • YSG 3 speakers may also participate in YSG 2 events.

YSG 3 Presentations - Tournament Events

  • For Such a Time as This - Informative Speaking, Computer-Assisted Presentation
  • To Know Wisdom - Informative Speaking, Computer-Assisted Presentation, Thematic Religious Reading, Duo Interpretation, Literary Interpretation, Cultural Storytelling
  • There is no event to practice the Testimony speech. It is to receive feedback in chapter and then presented in the community.


GUILD

Eligibility:

  • 13 - 18 years old
  • Presented Speech #10 and applied for the Young Speakers Guild
  • Guild speakers may also participate in YSG 2 and 3 events


STUDENT EVALUATORS

Student Evaluators provide written critique to students participating in YSG 1 events. May not participate in YSG 1 events.


Eligibility

  • Have attended two training events, one within the past 12 months
  • At least 15 years of age by date of event
  • Have competed in ICCFS within the past 12 months
  • Compete in minimum of YSG 2 level speech events or higher at this tournament
  • Have spoken with your Chapter Sponsor and received their oral recommendation

Objectives

  • To mentor peers in effective oral communication skills
  • To deliver positive and constructive critique
  • To learn time management
  • To enhance written communication

How to Apply

  • Apply through online registration for ICCFS event. 
  • You must complete the Student Evaluator Training prior to serving in this role.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Students serving as a Student Evaluator should NOT register for any YSG 1 events.
  • Students will be evaluated on their feedback using this criteria: Student Evaluator Ballot

ICCFS Young Speakers Guild Award

This is the highest level of recognition at ICCFS Tournaments and is awarded to eligible Young Speakers Guild Inductees.