CATEGORIES

  • BY ORGANIZATION TYPE
    The winners in this section are those that exemplify a great speech within one of the listed Organization Type categories. The speech does not have to be written about a particular topic; it needs to have been written by or for a person in a particular organization or industry. For example, if you are submitting a speech on teamwork, given by a high school principal, and you want your speech to be judged against other speeches by people in the academic field, you would submit your entry in the Educators category.
    • 001 Agriculture
    • 002 Associations
    • 003 Banking and Financial Services
    • 004 Commerce and Retail
    • 005 Educators
    • 006 Energy
    • 007 Government
    • 008 Insurance
    • 009 Manufacturing and Production
    • 010 Media
    • 011 Military
    • 012 Nonprofit
    • 013 Pharmaceutical
    • 014 Public Policy Institute
    • 015 Service Industry
    • 016 Telecommunications
    • 017 Transportation
  • BY SPEECH TOPIC
    The winners in this section are those that exemplify a great speech within one of the listed Topic categories. For example, if you are submitting a speech on leadership, and you want your speech to be judged against other speeches on this topic, you would submit your entry in the Leadership and Management category.
    • 018 Controversial or Highly Politicized Topics
    • 019 Corporate Social Responsibility
    • 020 Diversity
    • 021 Economics
    • 022 Education
    • 023 Environment/Energy/Sustainability
    • 024 Healthcare
    • 025 Leadership and Management
    • 026 Philosophy and/or Religion
    • 027 Public Policy
    • 028 Rhetoric and Communication
    • 029 Technology
  • BY TYPE OF OCCASION
    The winners in this section are those that exemplify a great speech for one of the following Type of Occasion categories. There is no requirement as to speaker or topic. For example, if the CEO of a company presents a speech on achievement at a Commencement Address, you would submit in in the Commencement Address category.
    • 030 Analyst Call/Investor Meeting
    • 031 Award Acceptance
    • 032 Campaign Speech
    • 033 Commencement/Convocation Address
    • 034 Dedication/Groundbreaking Ceremony Speech
    • 035 Employee Meeting
    • 036 Eulogy/Tribute Speech
    • 037 Farewell/Resignation Speech
    • 038 Hearing Testimony
    • 039 Inaugural Speech
    • 040 Motivational Speech
    • 041 State-of-the-Institution Speech
  • OVERALL (GRAND AWARD)
    The Grand Cicero Speechwriting Award evaluates every aspect of a speech. Winning in this category announces to your peers, colleagues and competitors that your speech excels over all others in the industry. To be a winner in this category, your speech must be the best overall against all other speeches. It will not be judged by industry type or topic. You may enter the Grand category only, but understand that every entry into the Cicero Speechwriting Awards will be considered for a Grand Award.
    • 042 Overall (Grand Award)