Festival Managers

Speech Contests
This is meant ONLY for festival managers. To register your team's entries, please visit the Contests page in the menu above.

SpeechWire is free for all subdistricts and districts, to schedule and tabulate; all festival hosts/managers must report contestants advancing to the next level.

SpeechWire Manager

Generate contestant schedules and print adjudicator master ballots. Enter scores as ballots are turned in, with tabulated results determining advancement to the next contest level.


We offer a free online course to walk festival managers through basics of plans, preparations, and steps to run a successful contest (including step-by-step SpeechWire instructions).

The WHSFA office collates and sends evaluation sheets to all official festivals (high school subdistricts and districts; middle level 1 and 2 festivals). For reference, the color scheme is below.

Photocopying Forms - Colors
CategoriesColor Paper
DemonstrationPastel Green
ExtemporaneousPastel Gray
FarragoPastel Goldenrod
Group Interpretive Reading
Readers Theatre (ML)
Pastel Salmon
ImpromptuCosmic Orange
InformativeLunar Blue
Moments in HistoryPulsar Pink
Oratory (Persuasive ML)Terra Green
Play ActingPastel Canary
Poetry ReadingPastel Orchid
Prose ReadingPastel Blue
Public AddressSunburst Yellow
Radio News ReportingPastel Green
Solo ActingPastel Ivory
Special OccasionCosmic Orange
StorytellingPastel Pink
Adjudicator GuidelinesRe-Entry Red
Ballot (SpeechWire generates)White



Manual Scheduling

While WHSFA provides SpeechWire, free of charge, for subdistrict and district festivals, we allow subdistricts to schedule festivals manually, provided they report results at the end through SpeechWire. Here's a downloadable/printable guide:     Manual Scheduling Guide