Students across New Mexico in grades K-12 are invited to compete in a speech contest sponsored by the New Mexico Cattle Growers Association.
Entries must be received by midnight Dec. 1 at the New Mexico Cattle Growers Association, P.O. Box 7517, Albuquerque, NM 87194. Entries must include the written speech, a video of the speech and an entry form. Speeches must be written in English.
The topic for this year’s contest is “Beef production: How does it contribute to healthy soils?” Contestants must compose an original speech with limited guidance from adults, teachers or agricultural industry professionals. Interviews with industry professionals are acceptable research.
Students will compete in three age groups, and entries will be judged on logical interpretation of the subject and adherence to the topic; originality; innovation and creativity; and visual aesthetics. Awards will be given in each age division.