HOW TO ENTER

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High School Oratorical Contest

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HOW TO ENTER

Click on APPLICATION to download and print an application. You can enter information and print the application but not send it. You may also contact either of the Colorado chairmen listed below for assistance.

Legion Posts, click on CERTIFICATION to obtain your post’s Certification Form.

KEY DATES

APPLICATION SUBMITTAL BY CANDIDATES
January 31, 2017

CERTIFICATION DEADLINE BY POSTS
February 27, 2017

COLORADO STATE CONTEST
March 11, 2017

NATIONAL FINALS
April 22-23, 2017
Indianapolis, IN

CERTIFICATION
Certification will be conducted at your local sponsoring American Legion post and will consist of delivering your Prepared Oration and one of the Assigned Topics. In addition to providing a coaching opportunity, the certification process guarantees that your material is of a competitive nature. Local posts will be responsible for scheduling these certification sessions. Certification forms will be completed and submitted to the state chairs.

NUMBER OF CONTESTANTS
The Colorado State Oratorical Contest will be limited to 20 contestants from those applicants who have submitted applications by the January 29, 2017 deadline. If more than 20 applications are received, a notification will be made to Posts with multiple applications and these Posts will be requested to prioritize their applicants during the Certification Process. We suggest that Posts hold their own Oratorical contest to determine their priorities. Alternatively, it may be necessary to hold one or more Regional contest(s) prior to the State Contest to limit the number of candidates attending the State Contest. The State Oratorical Committee will make this decision by Januray 23, 2017.