The 2018–2019 International Speech Contest is the first to include region quarterfinals. The new sequence is: district contests, region quarterfinals, semifinals and then finals.
To ensure that district winners can participate in region quarterfinals, districts must video record the International Speech Contest at their district conference.
Program quality directors should take the lead on ensuring all rules are followed during the International Speech Contest.
Region Quarterfinals Timeline
Conferences take place in March through May, based on the schedule determined by district leadership. View the below timeline to see the roles and responsibilities of contestants and district leaders, as well as the judging process.
During January, program quality directors (PQDs) will participate in a Mid-year Training session on the process of uploading videos for region quarterfinals. The PQD must review the Speech Contest Rulebook and ensure they are familiar with the video recording requirements.