Festival ManagersSpeech Contests
This page is meant ONLY for festival managers. If you wish to register your team’s entries, please visit “Speech Contests” in the “Speech” menu above.
We offer a free online course that will walk festival hosts/managers through the basics of what plans, preparations, and steps they need to follow to run a successful contest (including step-by-step details on using SpeechWire). Visit: WHSFA Professional Development (click the “Speech Contest Management” course to enroll).
The state office will send evaluation sheets to subdistrict and district festivals, unless they opt-out to photocopy their own by contacting the state office, at least one (1) month prior to their festival. Hosts may select their own colors, but should they wish to use the state office’s color scheme, that can be found below.
SpeechWire is a full-service cloud-based software solution that allows festivals to schedule students and adjudicators to contest rooms, and generate schedules as well as team rosters with schedule assignments for each student. It also will print a master ballot for each adjudicator, each round — with contestants pre-printed, so the adjudicator only has to copy the score totals from each individual evaluation sheet. During the festival, the contest manager/host can enter scores for each round, and these will be reported to the state office for purposes of determining advancement from subdistrict to district and from district to State. The WHSFA provides SpeechWire, free of charge, to all subdistricts and districts. SpeechWire Instructions in Speech Handbook Instructional Course (click “Speech Contest Management” to enroll for free) While festivals are encouraged to use SpeechWire to schedule and tabulate, they are not required to; however, all festival hosts/managers must use SpeechWire at minimum to report to the State Office which contestants advanced to the next festival level.
Photocopying Forms - Colors
|High School Categories||Color Paper||Middle Level Categories||Color Paper|
|Extemporaneous||Tan||Eight Minute Persuasive||Pastel Blue|
|Four Minute Informative||Canary||Four Minute Informative||Canary|
|Group Interpretive Reading||Salmon||Moments in History||Cherry|
|Moments in History||Cherry||Non-Original Oratory||Gold|
|Oratory||Pastel Blue||Play Acting||Canary|
|Play Acting||Canary||Poetry Reading||Lilac/Orchid|
|Poetry Reading||Lilac/Orchid||Prose Reading||Pastel Blue|
|Prose Reading||Pastel Blue||Readers Theatre||Salmon|
|Public Address||Salmon||Solo Acting||Ivory/Cream|
|Radio News Reporting||Green||Special Occasion||Gray|
|Special Occasion||Gray||Adjudicator Guidelines||Turquoise|
|Ballot (SpeechWire generates)||White|