Oratorical 2016 District Contest Dates (updated 11-30-2016)
National Oratorical Website
The four finalists in The American Legion Department of Minnesota Contest receive scholarships which may be used to attend any post secondary educational institution in the Unites States. The winner receives $1500; runner-up $1000; 3rd place $700; 4th place $500.
THE STATE SEMI-FINALS WILL BE HELD SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2016 AT THE OSSEO POST AND THE COON RAPIDS POST IN THE MORNING AND THE FINALS WILL BE HELD IN THE AFTERNOON AT THE ANOKA POST.ALL Districts MUST be certified to Department Headquarters no later than February 12, 2016.
ALL CONTEST TO CONFORM TONATIONAL CONTEST RULES EXCEPT AS LISTED BELOW:
Local contest should be held prior to December 31, 2015. Notes and prompting is permitted at the local contests if all are treated in a like manner. The extemporaneous feature is not required at the local contest. Each public, parochial, military or private high school is eligible to conduct an elimination contest to name a local champion.
The American Legion Post serving the area will assist in the local contest and should be contacted if they do not contact you.