The Cicero Speechwriting Awards are open to any speechwriter from the public or private sector interested in winning recognition for their work.
Eligibility - Entries may be the actual text of a speech as given, or remarks as prepared. But it must be a speech, and it must have been delivered to an audience within the 2016 calendar year.
Award Nominator - A speech can be nominated by the speechwriter, the speaker or anyone on his/her behalf. Please note: The person submitting the entry will be our permanent contact throughout the course of the awards program, and will receive all correspondence, including receipt of entry and winning entry acknowledgements.
Choosing categories - Entrants may nominate their speech in one or multiple categories. There is a fee for each category entered. Judges reserve the right to change an entry to fit the appropriate category.
Entry procedure - All entries must be received online. Submit your entries here.
Entry fees and deadlines - The fee for each entry received by February 3, 2017 is $149. The fee for each entry received by March 3, 2017 is $249. Members of the Professional Speechwriters Association receive a 25% dicount on entry fees, using the coupon code "PSA Member".
Return of materials - All speeches submitted to the awards program become the non-exclusive property of the Cicero Speechwriting Awards and may be used for promotional purposes and may be published or excerpted in Vital Speeches of the Day and/or Vital Speeches International. Entries will not be returned.
Awards notification - Winners will be notified by email the week of April 17, 2017. Should your entry place as an award winner, your award certificate will be personalized this way: Category Name, Speechwriter Name and Speech Title.
Questions? – Contact Benjamine Knight by phone at 312-585-6383 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.