New York Oratorical Contest

Applicants must be high school students under the age of 20 who are U.S. citizens or legal residents and residents of the state. Students first give an oration within their state and winners compete at the national level. The oration must be related to the Constitution of the United States focusing on the duties and obligations citizens have to the government. It must be in English and be between eight and ten minutes. There is also an assigned topic which is posted on the website, and it should be between three and five minutes.


Deadline: November 18

Award type: Scholarship

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Other criteria

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Enrollment level: High School Sophomore, High School Senior, High School Freshman, High School Junior

State: New York

Contact Information

American Legion, Department of New York
112 State Street, Suite 1300 Albany, NY 12207 United States
Phone: (518) 463-2215