Speech Competitions

Duet Acting

Original Oratory

Persuasive Speaking

Poetry Interpretation

Prose Interpretation

Solo Acting

Lincoln Douglas Debate

“For the 2021 contest, debate and persuasive speaking students may utilize internet resources for preparation.”

Judge’s Rubrics


TAPPSCON22 Session List – 5/25/22

TAPPS Administrators and Staff, The TAPPSCON List of Sessions  document is posted on the TAPPSCON 2022 webpage. The 2022 breakout sessions cover a variety of topics beginning with TAPPS fine arts and athletic activities. Sessions of interest to all include Sports...

Academic Meet – Speech Judges Sign Up

Fine Arts Directors and Academic Program Directors: Below is a link to the Academic Meet - Speech Judges Sign-up Sheet. Speech Judges Sign-up Please make sure to include all requested information. Name-Cell phone-Classification-School If questions arise, please...

Speech Judge Training Video

Virginia Wirth Speech Award

The Virginia Wirth Award is given annually to the students who earn the most points at the TAPPS Championships in the speech events.  Students earn points in each category listed above by finishing in the top eight (8) places. Lincoln Douglas Debate also counts towards this honor. The award honors Mrs. Virginia Wirth who served TAPPS as a member of the Speech and Fine Arts Executive Committee.