Join us October 23 at the Minnesota State Capitol!

NOON
Second round of competition, Rooms B971 and G23

1:15 PM
Third round of competition, Rooms B971 and G23
Space permitting, room managers may allow a limited number of visitors in these rooms.

2:30 PM
The Rotunda Experience, open to public
Please silence mobile phones and other devices and remain in place and quiet during speeches. Hold your applause until all competitors have spoken. No other recording and
no flash photography are permitted.

Master of Ceremonies Annette Meeks, founder and chief executive officer of the Freedom Foundation of Minnesota

Presentation of the Colors by the Patriotic Heritage Honor Guard

Pledge of Allegiance led by Sheila Qualls, founder and wife coach of The Not So Excellent Wife

The Star-Spangled Banner sung by the Laetare Singers of Melrose

Invocation by the Rev. Heidi Rausch, youth pastor at Cedar Valley Church, Bloomington

Announcement of the three finalists

Final round of competition

Introduction of all competitors

Introduction of final-round judges

Announcement of the winners of the $2,000, $1,500 and $1,000 prizes and awarding of trophies

4:00 PM
Capitol closes for the day

COUNTDOWN TO THE COMPETITION

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Can't attend? Watch Online!

Alpha News, a major sponsor of Speaking Proudly 2021, is livestreaming the final round.
To watch, go to www.alphanews.org or www.youtube.com/alphanews.mn

As soon as possible, our official photographers will post their work on this site.

FROM OUR 2019 COMPETITORS

“The whole experience was incredible … Speaking in the Capitol, I never thought I would do that.”

“I felt like we could speak our minds and ideas freely and maybe even influence the opinions of listeners.”

2019 Finalist Speech Videos

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