Oral Competition

ATTENTION E-FESTERS!  Please read this important announcement about

ASME E-Fests® and ASME EFx® Events in academic year 2022 & 2023

We will be returning to IN-PERSON ASME EFx® events in academic year 2022-2023!  EFx events will be IN-PERSON, locally organized throughout the world and several EFx events will include our ASME competitions.  Please visit the ASME E-Fest website for an updated list of events at https://efests.asme.org/.  Events will be added as they are confirmed. 

ASME will ALSO continue to host our two signature FULLY virtual events:  E-Fest Careers (Nov. 12, 2022) and E-Fest Digital (March 25, 2023). 

We encourage students, competitors, and faculty members to take advantage of the learning experiences provided by both our competitions and other digital offerings throughout the year.  Questions may be directed to efests@asme.org.

Not all EFx events will have every competition available. Check that the Oral Competition is available at that event before registering.

What is the Oral Competition & Prizes

An engineer, like all professionals, must possess a well-developed ability to communicate, both orally and in writing. The Oral Competition is designed to emphasize the value of an ability to deliver oral presentations.

The Oral Competition is sponsored by the ASME Old Guard Committee. Through annual financial contributions and volunteer time and efforts, the Old Guard conducts this program for the benefit of engineering students and early career engineers, and ultimately for the good of the engineering profession.


  • First - $500.00 
  • Second - $300.00 
  • Third - $200.00 
  • Technical - $100.00

2023 ASME Oral Competition Rules & Resources

Download the 2023 Oral Competition Rules

View Judges Scoring Sheet 

The Oral Competition will be held at in-person EFx events.  Not all EFx events will have every competition available. Check that the Oral Competition is available at that event before registering.  EFx events will be posted as they are confirmed.

Learn More and View the Oral & Technical Digital Poster Competitions Overview Webinar


If you have questions, please submit them to efests@asme.org