Skip to content Skip to main navigation Report an accessibility issue

Speaking Competitions

The School of Communication Studies host two speaking competitions.

Charles J. McClung Speech Contest, the largest public speaking contest in the Southeast. The contest takes place semi-annually, in the fall and spring semesters, featuring unique themes every year. This contest is for CMST 210 (Public Speaking) students.

More information click here

Fall 2019 Public Speaking contest first place winner:

Jessica Peters (pictured below with instructor Megan Fields) Jessica’s speech titled (“Rebuilding the Notre Dame Cathedral”)

First place winner-Jessica Peters







Second Place:Karlee Anderson-Speech Title:”The Quality of healthcare in Mexico”

Second Place Tie:Olivia Pinkham-Speech Title:”Re-education Camps in Xinjiang, China”

Third Place:Riley Klucher-Speech Title:”Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai

Fourth Place:Tullie White-Speech Title:”Food Differences Between the U.S. and Belize”


Spring 2019 Public Speaking contest winners.

Pictured Left to Right: Jordan Henegar, Jackson Long, Jake Lester, Eugene (Gen) Kim, Seth Davis






The newest contest is Smokey Talks contest. This is for CMST 240 (Business & Professional Speaking) students. This contest is also semi-annually, in the fall and spring semesters.

Top five winners receive prize money deposited into their accounts.

Fall Semester 2019 Winners pictured below