Wabash Valley Right to Life
2016 Pro-Life Oratory Contest
Opportunity for High School students from Indiana and Illinois to present Pro-Life Speeches
The Wabash Valley Right to Life sponsors a Pro-Life Youth Oratory Contest following the guidelines of the National Right to Life Committee and Indiana Right to Life. The top three winners of the WVRTL Oratory Contest receive cash prizes, and the top winner is eligible to compete in the Indiana Right to Life Oratory Contest. The winner of the IN RTL contest receives a fully paid trip to attend and compete in the NRTLC’s Oratory Contest the same year.
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, this 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.
The WVRTL Oratory Contest allows sophomores to compete and receive prizes, but they do not advance to the state or national contests.
Contest Rules (in brief): High school juniors and seniors in that grade February 1 of the year of the national contest are eligible to compete. In case of advanced students, non-traditional students, or home schooled students, the school must recognize the student as a junior or senior. Contestants are to research, write, and present an original pro-life speech on abortion, infanticide, euthanasia or stem cell research. The speech should address one of these topics directly. The speech is to be 5 – 7 minutes in length. [Complete List of Rules is available with the student’s application.] No entry fee.
See information for Life Defenders Boot Camp: excellent training to prepare speeches.
2017 Oratory Contest
When & Where: TBD
For more information and to submit application, please contact: