We had nearly 700 videos submitted last year, and we can’t wait to see what this years contest brings! Submission entry links opening February 1st. Submission deadline is April 2nd.
Demonstrate leadership through service as a school, a family, or an individual:
Identify a community or global need.
Complete a service-learning project designed to address the need.
Create a video to document your impact.
All students are encouraged to enter by submitting up to a five (5) minute video. Students (with the help of an adult or school) can create a traditional or creative video. Students can speak in their native language – not just English!
Click here to submit your speech
The purpose of a leadership grant is to inspire and enable students to be life-ready leaders by using the grant to make a difference within their circle of influence. A leadership grant will be awarded by FranklinCovey to students who are selected as winners in this year’s student speech contest. As participants work to develop a speech, they should consider what they would do with the leadership grant if awarded the prize and submit their plans for its use during the entry-form process. The decision is up to the student, but here are a few suggestions to make a difference as a leader:
• Identify and fix a problem that exists at school.
• Donate the money to a charitable contribution.
• Organize a service project in the community.
• Purchase personal school supplies.
• Help a class member or family in need.
• Contribute to a college fund.
A traditional speech is delivered in a format we’re familiar with. When we think of traditional public speaking events, we imagine a podium a stage, or another venue a simple, professional background.
Here are a few tips for delivering a great traditional speech:
✓ Present to an audience (optional).
Creative speeches are an opportunity to explore different ways of delivering powerful speeches on video while still addressing the audience with a clear and concise message.
Here are a few tips for presenting your creative speech:
✓ Collect signed permission forms from anyone on video.
✓ Avoid copyrighted music, logos, or other licensed content.
✓ Ensure lighting and audio quality.
✓ Use natural hand gestures.
✓ Be confident.
✓ Use voice inflection.
✓ Deliver memorized.
✓ Speak slowly and clearly.
✓ Avoid verbal pauses.
✓ Be creative, but deliver a strong message.
✓ Ensure lighting and audio quality.
✓ Use simple video editing effects.
Twenty (25) regional winners will be chosen by a panel of judges. The regional winners will receive a special certificate and will be featured on the Leader in Me blog, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube Channel.
From the group of regional winners, five (5) grand prize winners will be selected by a panel of judges using these criteria:
From the group of regional winners, one (1) popular vote winner will be selected by votes cast by students, friends and family through the contest entry platform:
✓ Монгол хэл
✓ bahasa Indonesia
✓ Español Europeo
Any student worldwide (ages 5 to 19) that attends a licensed Leader in Me School is eligible to participate. Parents and guardians are encouraged to assist, but the student must do the majority of the work!
• Identify and demonstrate leadership through service to fulfill a community or global need, by completing a service learning project and reporting on it.
• Seek permission and/or credit the source of any third-party content referenced during the speech.
• Don’t forget to film during the duration of your service learning project.
• This project and entry video is led and reported on by an individual Leader in Me student, but the student can have help and support from their family or school
• There are three (3) individual entry categories: ages 5-10, ages 11-15, and ages 16-19.
• School-wide led – this project and entry video can be led and reported on by a classroom, a small team of students, or even an entire school
• Family led – this project and entry video is led by members of a family unit (this must be a new project idea and show how all participating members of the family were involved)
• Think of creative ways to make the speech/project memorable, engaging, and unique.
• Maintain consistent eye contact, use appropriate gestures, and speak clearly with expression.
• Consider visuals, such as slides, posters, a unique background, or objects, that might strengthen your message.
• Memorize your speech
MAKE A VIDEO
• The video should be no longer than five (5) minutes in length.
• Make sure you film in a quiet location (no major background noise, like traffic, lawnmowers, or other people.)
• Submissions must be in standard video formats, such as: MOV (.mov), MPEG-4 (.mp4), FLV (.flv), or WMV (.wmv).
• The video must not include third-party intellectual property or copyright-protected content, like logos on shirts or branded products visible in background.
Leader in Me (LiM) is an evidence-based, comprehensive school improvement model—developed in partnership with educators—that empowers students with the leadership and life-skills they need to thrive in the 21st century.