Department of Colorado

High School Oratorical Contest

Registration Deadline is January 31, 2020


The assigned topic discourse must not consume less than three (3) minutes or more than five (5) minutes for delivery. The purpose of the assigned topic discourse is to test the speaker's knowledge of the subject, the extent of his or her research, and the ability to discuss the topic as related to the basic principles of government under the Constitution.

Assigned Topics for 2020 Oratorical Contest

Amendment XII – Electoral College

Amendment XXIV

Citizens right to vote shall not be denied by the United States or any State by reason of failure to pay poll tax or other tax.

Amendment XXVII

No law, varying the compensation for the services of Senators and Representatives, shall take effect, until an election of Representatives shall have intervened.

Amendment XX

Terms of President and Vice President. When Congress shall assemble. Articles of Presidential succession.

2020 CONTEST DATE The Colorado Contest is Saturday, February 29, 2020.

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