Destination College Speech Contest for High School Graduates

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Destination College Speech Contest for High School Graduates

The Destination College Address Contest invites high school graduates to give a keynote speech at the annual DC event to share their college preparation advice with current New Hampshire high school juniors.

All entries for the DC Speech Contest must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 4, 2022. Fill out the form below to submit your 3- to 5-minute speech. You have the option of submitting a written essay or a YouTube video. Finalists will be contacted the week of March 7, 2022, and will meet with the DC Speech Committee on March 22, 2022. The winner will be notified on Friday, March 25, 2022, and will be obliged to read his or her address during the awards ceremony.

The 23rd Annual Destination College Event will be held on the Saint Anselm College campus on Saturday, April 09, 2022. The contest winner must be accessible on this day and will be expected to attend the event. The contest judges’ judgment shall be final and binding.

The New Hampshire Higher Education Assistance Foundation (NHHEAF) Network has over 60 years of expertise assisting New Hampshire families with higher education planning and financing. The NHHEAF Network strives to be known as a capable, trustworthy, and creative leader in educational loan services that help our state and area promote, progress, and support higher education.

Brief Description

A brief description is given below:

OrganizationDestination College
Educational LevelHigh school graduates
Access ModeOnline
Number of AwardsVaries
StateNew Hampshire
Application DeadlineMarch 04, 2022
Application FeeNIL
RequirementsSpeech/ Essay/ Youtube video

Who is  Eligible?

All college-bound New Hampshire high school graduates, whether public, private, or homeschooled, are eligible to compete in the DC Speech Contest. Candidates must be available on each of the days specified in the Contest Details section below.

How to Apply?

Submit your 3- to 5-minute speech using the form below. You may choose to provide a written essay or YouTube video.

Supporting Documents

Your keynote address should focus on your college application and preparation experience. You’ll be speaking with high school juniors from all throughout the state to provide them with college preparation information and recommendations. You have to share your tactics, what worked, and what you would do differently next time.

  • Is there anything you didn’t anticipate?
  • What did you learn that a current junior in high school should be aware of?
  • Keep in mind that your knowledge will aid the junior class in preparing for what is ahead.

Your speech will serve to establish the tone for the rest of the day, so make it inspiring, instructive, or hilarious (or all three!). Please do not use your speech to describe a step-by-step to-do list. Your objective is to capture as much information as possible.


The winner will be getting prize money of $1000. The applicants can cover up their tuition fees and study fees with the prize money.

Application Deadline

Applications will close on March 4, 2022. Late applications will not be taken into consideration for this opportunity.

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