Since Cicero called rhetoric a “great art” more than 2,000 years ago, the world has seen the Gutenberg Press, radio, television, the Internet and social media. These fundamental advances haven’t diminished the transformative social power of a great speech.
And so the Cicero Speechwriting Awards recognize the speechwriters and the speakers who make great speeches. No one knows better than you do—or better than we do—what it takes to make such a speech: research, audience analysis, introspection, writing and thoughtful rewriting. Whether the work is done mostly by the speaker or the speechwriter, or in equal collaboration, the work must be done.
Presented by Vital Speeches of the Day, the monthly magazine that’s collected the best speeches in the world for almost nine decades, the Cicero Speechwriting Awards recognize the work that makes the speeches that help leaders lead—in every sector of business, politics and society.
Get the recognition you deserve.
Dates and deadlines
Call for Entry
December 8, 2023
February 2, 2024
March 1, 2024
April 22, 2024
Read speeches from Featured Winners of past years.