The Andrina McCulloch Public Speaking Competition occurs annually, normally in late January or early February. This year’s competition will be held online and registration is open.
The competition is open to all students attending Queen’s University in any program or faculty.
February 5th, 2022
First round at 2PM — Final Round at 7PM
All registered Queen’s students are eligible to enter. To register, please send an email with your name, contact information, and your faculty/department to firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration will be open until February 3, 2022, at 11 PM.
Registration is limited. Once registration is full ,additional registrants will be placed on a waiting list in order of receipt of their applications. Competitors will be notified via email that their registration has been accepted.
The Andrina McCulloch Competition welcomes public attendance. Competitors are therefore encouraged to invite family and friends to hear them speak.
Each competitor will present two speeches.
The compulsory speech, which will be the same for the preliminary and final rounds will be selected and presented by each competitor. Compulsory speech is a found speech and are not your words.
Duration: 3-5 minutes
After a short intermission, the order of competition will be randomly altered and each competitor will present an original speech
2. Original Speech
The original speech categories are:
Any student who withdraws on the day of the competition or who does not show up will be disqualified from competing for one year.
To withdraw, please email competition organizers.
Andrew McCulloch (BA 1871, MA 1874) died at Thorold, Ontario in 1929. In his will, he bequeathed to Queen’s University a number of valuable securities. He directed that the income from these securities should be used, in perpetuity, to fund three awards, each to honour one of his three daughters. The Andrina McCulloch Award was first given in 1941 and is still presented annually for the promotion and encouragement of public speaking at Queen’s.