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MORRIS BLACK

2024

Speaking Contest

MORRIS BLACK

2024

Speaking Contest

MORRIS BLACK

2024

Speaking Contest

Open to all Jewish Students in Grades 3-8
in Jewish and Public Schools
in Hamilton and Surrounding Areas

SUNDAY APRIL 14, 2024 | 2-4PM

 Kosher snacks provided
Location details upon registration

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT MAGGIE AT
[email protected]

Rules and Prizes

Morris Black Speaking Contest

NEW! Non-competitive Track Option

Jewish Students who wish to present their speeches and receive feedback will be entered in a raffle to win an awesome prize.

Competitive Track Option

Open to all Jewish students in Grades 3-8 in Hamilton and surrounding areas.

HOW TO ENTER:

  1. REGISTER FOR THE CONTEST
  2. PICK ANY JEWISH TOPIC OF YOUR CHOOSING IN THE SPIRIT
    OF THE CONTEST
    If you need inspiration, check out these options:
    1) How does Jewish life continue to thrive and transform after tragedy?
    2) What Jewish holidays are the most meaningful to you and why?
    3) Do we have a responsibility to try to improve the world or only ourselves and immediate surroundings?
    4) Why Tzedakah is part of the fabric of my Jewish identity?
    5) I am proud of Israel because……….
    6) How has my Jewish identity or community changed over the years?
    7) What makes a Jewish hero? Who are some examples?
    8) How do you publicly express your Jewish identity and pride? How do you react when facing adverse circumstances?
    9) My favourite Jewish recipes.
    10) Why is hospitality so important in Judaism? Provide modern day or biblical examples
  3. WRITE YOUR SPEECH: 3-5 MINUTES LONG
    You can register in the Speech Writing Workshop here, if you need help.
  4. ATTEND THE SPEECH CONTEST ON APRIL 14th TO PRESENT YOUR SPEECH BEFORE A PANEL OF JUDGES/COACHES
  5. STAY FOR REFRESHMENTS AND AWARDS CEREMONY IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING SPEECHES

Contest Registration Accepted until April 7th, 2024

To register, simply submit the form below.

More information is available from
Rick Black at 905.928.5080
or by contacting
Maggie Norris at 905.648.0605 x307

FAQ

What should my child wear?2024-01-21T19:43:09-05:00

Your child should be dressed comfortably but in a manner that is dressy enough to present a speech in public. Dress for success!

How should participants begin their speeches?2024-02-26T20:10:15-05:00

Competitive track: All speeches should begin with the phrase, “Honourable judges, viewers, and fellow participants…”

Non-competitive track: “Honourable coaches, viewers, and fellow participants…”

What is the deadline?2024-02-26T20:01:56-05:00

Deadline for registration is on April 7, 2024

Do all grades compete?2024-02-26T20:11:25-05:00

Students in Grades 3-8 can choose whether to enter into the competitive track or non-competitive track. All students will receive a prize and certificate for participation.

Who are the judges?2024-02-26T20:04:15-05:00

Judges include educators or those in the education field, professionals who have experience working with children, and esteemed members of the Jewish community. All judges are devoting their time on a volunteer basis. Any concerns regarding judging should be addressed to Dave Loewith.

If you are interested in becoming a judge, please contact Wendy Black by email: [email protected]

How are winners chosen?2024-02-26T20:06:23-05:00

All students are considered winners. Those who choose the competitive track:Marks will be awarded based on the following: organization, content, evidence of research, understanding of topic (as you may be asked a question), originality and delivery; which includes suitable volume, pitch and tone, pronunciation and fluency. First place in each grade category will be awarded $100, second place $75, and third place $50.

Non-competitive track: students participating in this category will be given feedback on their presentation from a panel of coaches, and will be entered into a draw to win a prize.

How long should the speech be?2024-02-26T20:07:19-05:00

The speech should be 3-5 minutes long.

Will there be security at the event?2024-02-21T19:28:54-05:00

Yes, security will be provided by Hamilton Police Services.

Speech Writing Workshop

We are offering FREE of charge a speech writing workshop for Grades 3 to 8 with Romy Friedman

Learn the fundamentals of speech writing and practice for the Morris Black competition commencing on April 14th, 2024.

  • How to pick a topic and research skills
  • Writing a speech
  • Public Speaking skills

Workshop will take place on Sunday, March 31st from 1pm to 3pm, at JHamilton 1605 Main Street West, Hamilton.

Contest Registration

MORRIS BLACK PUBLIC SPEAKING CONTEST

* All Fields Are Required

Competitive or Non-competitive Track *
I give consent for photographs to be taken of my child/myself at the event *
I give consent for photographs to be used for promotional purposes *
Contest Registration Accepted Until APRIL 7th, 2024 Register NOW
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