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Click for: Jamaica Performing Arts Handbook 2016-2019 - ADDENDUM #1

The programme in elocution aims at personal development through the appreciation and understanding of good speech as the essence of effective communication. Entries are accepted in Standard English or Jamaican dialect in the following categories:- Standard English poems/prose, Jamaican Dialect Prose; Dub Poetry; Speaking Ensemble; Public Speaking; Story Telling; Sonnets, Psalms and Shakespeare and Caribbean Dialect Poems.

Many broadcasters, actors, personalities, the ordinary man, orators even politicians got their exposure through the Speech Competition. Some of the well-known alums include Joan Andrea Hutchinson, Tony Patell, Dervan Malcolm, Karen Harriott Wilson, No-Maddz and Jahzan McLaughlin.