Oratory Contest

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Allen County Right to Life is holding an Oratory Contest on Saturday, April 13th at 10:00am at the ACRL Office – 2126 Inwood Drive Fort Wayne, IN. All high school students are eligible to participate in the ACRL Oratory Contest.

Contestants are to research, write, and present an original pro-life speech on abortion, infanticide, stem cell research, or euthanasia. The speech is to be 5–7 minutes in length. Dramatic presentations are not acceptable. Contestants may use notes although memorization is encouraged. Judging will be based on: introduction, content, presentation, and conclusion. The Allen County Contest will follow the rules of the Indiana Right to Life Contest (see below).


1st place – $100.00 cash

2nd place – $50.00 cash

Applicants should submit an application by April 8th and send a copy of the student’s speech no later than April 10th to abigail@ichooselife.org

While students in all high school grades are eligible to participate in the ACRL Oratory Contest, only the junior or senior with the highest score will be will be eligible to advance to the Indiana Right to Life Oratory Contest on May 4th in Indianapolis. ACRL will provide reimbursement for travel expenses for the state oratory contest. The 1st place orator at the state contest will represent Indiana at the National Oratory Contest.

If you are interested in competing but your schedule will not allow you to join us on the 13th, please contact abigail@ichooselife.org