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Thursday, May 1, 2014

And the Winner is: SHN Launches Contest for Best Tony Speech, Winner Goes to the Show

Posted By on Thu, May 1, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Drop the shampoo bottle and step away from the mirror. We're headed to Broadway!

Let us rephrase. Two of you are headed to Broadway! However, the lucky pair has yet to be determined, therefore, run back to your steamy bathroom, unplug the blow dryer and practice your acceptance speech.

On the bedazzled heels of Monday's Tony Award nominations, SHN announced the launch of the #MYTONYSPEECH contest, where one highly theatrical individual will win a trip for two to New York City and a pair of tickets to the 68th Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Saturday, June 8.

Here's how to enter:

  1. Upload your video to YouTube, Vine or Instagram.
  2. Enter by filling out this form or using the #MYTONYSPEECH on Instagram, Vine or the SHN Facebook page with your video post.
  3. Must enter by May 12. One entry per person and contestants must be California residents.

Keep in mind that there's an art to acceptance speeches and most of us aren't frequently feted pros like Meryl Streep or Daniel Day-Lewis. Therefore, make your speeches heartfelt, funny, creative and no longer than 45 seconds. Brevity is key.

SHN will nominate their favorite videos on Thursday, May 15 and then turn it over to the public vote. The finalist whose video receives the highest votes will win the grand prize.

Need some inspiration? Here are a few dos and don'ts.

TOO LONG

TOO SHORT

JUST RIGHT

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