Planet Forward and The George Washington University Debate & Literary Society invite GW undergraduate students to submit papers or speech outlines on the theme of "Communicating Climate Change in the 21st Century: Challenges & Opportunities.” Up to 10 winners will receive $100 scholarships to attend a speech workshop in January 2020, at which they will receive coaching and support while converting their outlines or papers into short speeches. The top 3-5 students from the workshop will be invited to present their speeches at an on-campus speech competition sponsored by Planet Forward. The top speakers at the competition will receive scholarships ranging up to $1000 and the top overall speaker will be invited to speak at GW's annual Planet Forward Summit on April 3rd!
To be eligible to compete in the Speech Competition, an individual must:
When judging the first round of submissions, judges will consider whether:
Paul Hayes, Director of GWDebate
Frank Sesno, Director of SMPA
The School of Media & Public Affairs
The Sustainability Department
The University Writing Program