Public speaking can be a rather intimidating process for anyone, particularly students and young adults. It can sometimes help for students to have real-world examples from their peers. In the spring of 2014, Cengage Learning announced the Student Speech Video Contest Scholarship. Students submitted speech videos on a topic of their choice, between one and ten minutes in length. Speeches were intended to inform, influence, persuade, or entertain a listening audience.

We were looking for videos of contemporary student speeches to aid other students in their understanding of effective public speaking. Submitted videos will be used in our digital learning platform, MindTap, as examples of great student speeches.

And now, Cengage Learning is pleased to announce the spring 2014 Student Speech Video Contest Scholarship winners! You can view the winning videos below or in MindTap, our digital learning platform, where they are featured as examples of great student speeches. Congratulations to the winning students!