The 32nd annual speech contest is taking place on Sunday, January 10th. It is the national competition so the top contestants from all 47 prefectures will be there. My student is giving her speech then. She will be the 39th student to go. There are two sections. Recitation, and Speech. Each section has 47 contestants. There is also a final and semi-final round. It is going to be a loooong day.