You may enter the Celebrate Your Life Speakers Program by completing the Program Requirements at any time during the submission period.  Only one video submission is permitted per entrant.  Any entrant who submits multiple entries will be disqualified.


Submissions period begins on January 1st, 2019. The deadline to submit your application is 5:00 p.m. ET on June 20th , 2019.  On September 3rd, 2019, the selected speaker will be announced.


By submitting your application, you hereby specifically represent and warrant that your entry:

  • Is original material written by you and is your sole responsibility
  • Has not been copied, in whole or in part, from any other work
  • Does not defame, and does not infringe or violate the right of privacy, right of publicity, copyright, trademark, service mark, trade secret, or any intellectual property, proprietary or other right(s) of, any third party
  • Does not include the name or likeness of any actual person(s), without having obtained the express prior written consent of such person(s) (or of such person’s parent or legal guardian if such person is a minor) in each instance
  • Entrants are entirely responsible for all content submitted
  • Celebrate Your Life Events reserve the right to declare any entry ineligible if it is determined that the entry is not in accordance with the terms stated in the Official Speaker Program Requirements & Rules
  • Meets each of the content requirements found in these Official Speaker Program Requirements & Rules
  • Must be 18 years of age or older or with parental consent.
  • Full-Time Employees of Celebrate Your Life Events or Sunny Dawn Johnston Productions are not eligible to enter the contest.
  • Fill out the Speaker Program application
  • Provide a video clip of yourself on stage OR a video of yourself sharing why you would be a great speaker for CYL. No more than 5 minutes in length. Videos longer than 5 minutes will be disqualified.
  • Write a workshop title and description that you would present at CYL in 300 words or less
  • Write a bio of 300 words or less
  • Attend the CYL Speaker Training with Sunny Dawn Johnston and Liz Dawn either online OR in person
  • Entrants that do not meet these content requirements will not be considered.
  • All non-winning entries will be destroyed.
  • Entries are judged based on the context, originality, creative imagination, characterization, artistic quality, and the adherence to Celebrate Your Life Events

All non-winning entries will be disposed

  • All of the submitted entries will be reviewed by a panel of judges. Judges reserve the right to disqualify entrants that do not comply with these Official Speaker Program Requirements & Rules.

The judges will select one entry to be the recipient of the speaking slot.  All decisions of the judges are final.

On September 3rd, 2019, the winner will be announced. The speaker selected will be notified and it will be posted on www.celebrateyourlife.com and the Celebrate Your Life Events Facebook page.

  • Void where prohibited by law. Federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.
  • Celebrate Your Life Events and Sunny Dawn Johnston Productions are not responsible for any individual’s inability to enter this contest, including but not limited to: failed software or hardware transmissions; unavailable network, server, telephone or other connections; errors of any kind, whether human, electronic, or mechanical regarding lost, misdirected, late, incomplete or damaged entries; or for any damage to any computer, network, hardware or software related to or resulting from participation.
  • Celebrate Your Life Events and Sunny Dawn Johnston Productions reserves the right to end or modify the contest if fraud or technical failures compromise the integrity of the contest as determined by our sole discretion.
  • Entrants agree to the following:  The Sponsors, their respective promotional partners, affiliated companies, agencies and their employees are not liable for injury, losses, damages or costs of any kind resulting from participation in this program, or in results of accepting or using the speaking slot awarded. By entering the CYL Speakers Program, participants agree to be bound by these rules.
  • Celebrate Your Life Events and Sunny Dawn Johnston Productions respects the privacy of our members. By entering this Speaking Program, entrants opt into the use of their registration information in accordance with the Celebrate Your Life Events Privacy Policy and consent to receiving correspondence via telephone and/or email by Celebrate Your Life Events. The CYL Speaking Program may be terminated without prior notice at any time after it begins.
  • Celebrate Your Life Events 8686 E. San Alberto #100 Scottsdale, AZ  85258
  • Sunny Dawn Johnston Productions 4640 W. Redfield Road Glendale, AZ 85306