Communication Studies

Tiger SpeakOut


In the fall, the winner of the Tiger SpeakOut competition is also the winner of the Trustees' Medal.


At the end of each Fall and Spring semester, the Tiger SpeakOut Competition gives students in COMM 150 & COMM 250 the opportunity to present their persuasive speeches for a chance to win up to $500.


The Tiger SpeakOut presents an excellent opportunity to practice your public speaking skills. Also, placing in the competition is an outstanding resume builder. Finally, all final round contestants will win CASH prizes.

How do I get started?

First, you must submit your speech outline and an application. Click on the “ Compete” link at the top of the page for more information. From the outlines submitted, judges will select the speakers competing in the preliminary round. From the speakers in the preliminary round, 6 will be chosen as finalists, all of whom will win cash prizes. The final round of the competition takes place on the Wednesday before final exams each semester.

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