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Sign-ups open for 2024 HIP Talks speech contest

In April the Hinckley Institute of Politics is kicking off their annual HIP Talks speech contest

In this university-wide speech competition, students compete for a $5,000 grand prize scholarship by creating an original speech to perform in two minutes or less. Five runner-ups will receive a $1,000 scholarship. 

Sign-ups for preliminary rounds are now open. Dates and times are as follows: 

April 9: 2 to 4 p.m.

April 10: 2 to 4 p.m.

April 11: 12 to 2 p.m.

Students who are rejected on an earlier date may come back try again at a subsequent round. 

The finale on Tuesday, April 16 will be held from 6- 8 p.m. and feature approximately 30 students.