Cicero Speechwriting Awards. The annual ceremony—presented by Vital Speeches of the Day and the Executive Speaker—honored nearly 30 speechwriters for their work in many different categories, including public policy, energy, non-profit, economics and media.
Sarah Gray was the Grand Winner for "Lord, Please Let Me Provide for My Family: A Wounded Veteran's Story," a speech she wrote for veteran Neil Colomac. (Read the speech here.)
In addition, GG friends Hal Gordon, Nate Osburn, Paul Nuti, and John Barnes were honored at the event.
Gordon won in the technology category for "Getting to the Future Faster." Osburn's speech for the U.S. Commerce Secretary, "Make It in America," won in the economics category, and he also received an honorable mention for "A Path Forward for American Cars." Other honorable mentions included Nuti's "Convocation Keynote" and two energy sector speeches by Barnes, "The Energy Challenge" and "A Safer, Stronger BP: Our Quest to Earn Back America's Trust."
Click here (PDF) to see a full list of all the winners and to read their winning speeches.
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