Oratory Contest: Sponsoring State Requirements

Sponsoring State Requirements

1. The contest will be held June 30, 2018 in Washington, D.C. in conjunction with the National Right to Life Convention.

2. Contestants must be registered for both:

a. the Oratory Contest, via email to michellelfischbach@yahoo.com or US Mail to Michelle Fischbach, 14722 Old Lake Rd. Paynesville, MN 56362, and

b. the NRLC Convention, (Registration information available at nrlc.org. There is also hotel information available.

3. Contestants must be registered two weeks prior to the contest.

4. Please include a copy of the student’s speech with the following information for registration; Contestant name, Parent’s names, full mailing address, email address, contestant date of birth and grade level and your name, organization, and the state the contestant is representing.

5. Please consider sending the contestant to the entire convention. There is a special Teens for Life convention that the contestant can attend. It is a great way to get the contestant involved in the pro-life beyond the oratory contest.

6. Contestants will receive an information packet several weeks before the contest that will provide information regarding the details of the contest.

7. The contest will begin in the morning and take most of the day. There are generally several rounds in the contest and the student may present his/her speech several times during the day. The contest usually ends about 5:00 pm.

8. The winner is asked to present his/her speech at the convention closing banquet that evening. There is also a reception the Friday night before the contest. The reception is optional.

9. National contest prizes are: 1st place – $1,000, 2nd place – $750, 3rd place – $500 and 4th place – $250.

10. The packet is being sent electronically. We are able to provide a paper copy if requested. Additional information, including the “Instructions for Judges” packet is available on the NRLC website at www.nrlc.org in the Student Center.

11. Please direct any questions to Michelle Fischbach at michellelfischbach@yahoo.com.

National Right to Life Jane B. Thompson Oratory Contest Statement of Purpose
The National Right to Life Oratory Contest strives to promote the ability of high school juniors and seniors to share their pro-life views with others. Although speaking ability is important, the contest also seeks to help teens organize and express their pro-life views. We also strive to give the contestants an opportunity to meet other pro-life teens.