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


Fine Arts Webinar News July 8, 2020

Fine Arts Directors and Teachers,  With our June Convention cancelation, the TAPPS staff will be hosting Fine Arts Directors sessions to kick off our 2020-2021 school year on July 21, 2020.  The two sessions are open to all fine arts directors, administrators, fine...

NFHS Learn – Fine Arts Continuing Education

Fine Art Directors, Sponsors and Coaches: The National Federation of State High School Associations continues to develop content for their training portal, NFHSLearn. Many of the courses are free, while some have a nominal fee charged. During this time when normal...

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.