Oratory Contest

Use your voice for LIFE!

High school juniors and seniors are invited to compete in New York State Right to Life's 2016 Oratory Contest.  Students should prepare an original, 5-7 minute, pro-life speech on abortion, euthanasia, infanticide, or stem cell research. 

Click here to see the full contest rules and judging criteria.

Students first compete in local competitions hosted by NYSRTL affiliates.  Students can contact NYSRTL (call 518-434-1293) for details on the local contest in your area.  Most local contests take place February through April. Some local contests offer cash prizes. Local winners from across New York State will present the same speech at the statewide competition held in Albany, NY, on Saturday, May 7, 2016.

Click here for our our flier with more details, including prize information.

State finalists will compete for cash prizes and the opportunity to attend the National Teens for Life Convention, July 9, 2016, in Washington, DC, and compete in the National Right to Life Jane B. Thompson Oratory Contest.  The winner of the national competition will present his or her speech at the closing banquet of the convention.

Read about the winners of NYSRTL's previous Oratory Contests:

29th Annual Contest (2011)

28th Annual Contest (2010)


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