Since Cicero called rhetoric a “great art” more than 2,000 years ago, the world has seen the Gutenberg Press, radio, television, the Internet and social media. These fundamental advances haven’t diminished the transformative social power of a great speech.
And so the Cicero Speechwriting Awards recognize the speechwriters and the speakers who make great speeches. No one knows better than you do—or better than we do—what it takes to make such a speech: research, audience analysis, introspection, writing and thoughtful rewriting. Whether the work is done mostly by the speaker or the speechwriter or by a perfect collaboration of each, the work must be done.
Presented by Vital Speeches of the Day, the prestigious monthly collection of speeches, the Cicero Speechwriting Awards recognize the work that makes the speeches that help leaders lead—in every sector of business, politics and society.
Get the recognition you deserve.
The 2021 Cicero Speechwriting Awards program is now closed. Winners will be announced the week of April 19th. To be notified of the 2022 program call for entries in December, please submit your name and email here. Thank you.
Dates and deadlines
Call for Entry
December 4, 2020
January 29, 2021
February 26, 2021
April 19, 2021
Read speeches from Featured Winners of past years.