Whitman Dovell-Gose Oratory

Contest Page

 

On Campus Persuasive Speaking. A Legacy of Excellence . . .

The History of the Dovell-Gose Oratory Contest

Previous winners of the Dovell-Gose Oratory Contest

 

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William Thomas Dovell and Christopher Columbus Gose

 

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Keeping the tradition alive, Bridget Kustin, Beth Pearson, and Eric Suni excelled at the Dovell Gose Oratory Contest.

 

 

The annual Dovell-Gose Oratory Contest.

 

Hunter Conservatory 107

 

xx, April xx, 2014.

4:15 to 8:15pm

You will be scheduled for a specific time during which you will give your 5 to 7 minute presentation.

 

All students currently enrolled in courses at Whitman are eligible. Cash prizes totaling $800 to $900 will be awarded. Participants receive a cash prize for presentations meeting the criteria of the contest (noted below). The amount of each award shall be determined by us at the time of the contest but shall not exceed $100 and shall not be lower than $30. You are paid through the financial aid office into your student account.

 

Criteria: All speeches must be

1. the original work of the speaker

2. different from Dovell-Gose presentations you gave in previous years.

3. persuasive in nature

4. 5 to 7 minutes in length

 

The speeches may concern any topic except about Jim Hanson and you may use notes or PowerPoint.

 

Tips for Doing Well

 

If you are interested in entering, please e-mail us at debate@whitman.edu BY 9pm xx, April xx, 2014, with your name and any times you cannot be scheduled to speak from 4:15 to 8:15pm.

 

You will be notified by xx morning, April xx, with your speaking time slot.

 

Cash Honorariums are usually available 3 business days after the IM tournament (it is put into your student account).

Go to Mem 233 if you wish cash from your account. The office is open 9am to 4:30pm.

 

 

Questions? Contact us at debate@whitman.edu