Oratory Contest

2022 Schedule

Every year, the Louisiana Pro-Life Oratory Committee sponsors a pro-life oratory contest among high school juniors and seniors from throughout the state. Students will address the issues of abortion, infanticide, euthanasia, or embryonic stem cell research in a 5-7 minute oral presentation.

Winners in local contests will compete in the state oratory contest on April 30th during the Louisiana Knights of Columbus Convention in Alexandria. The state winner will have the opportunity to compete in the national contest during the National Right to Life Convention during the summer.

Contact Jacob Tonglet, state director at [email protected] or 866.463.5433 to learn more about times and other information for the current year. Events from around the state will be posted as we receive information about them.

Acadiana

The Acadiana Oratory Contest will be held virtually this year. Submission deadline is Wednesday, April 13, at 11 p.m. Cash prizes will be awarded.

For guidelines, registration, and more information, contact Jacob Tonglet at [email protected] or 504-452-0653.

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Baton Rouge

The Baton Rouge Oratory Contest will be held virtually this year. Submission deadline is Wednesday, April 13, at 11 p.m. Cash prizes will be awarded.

For guidelines, registration, and more information, contact Jacob Tonglet at [email protected] or 504-452-0653.

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Central Louisiana

The Central Louisiana Oratory Contest will be held virtually this year. The contest ends April 10 at 11 p.m. Cash prizes will be awarded.

For guidelines, registration, and more information, contact Abby Rose Nichols at [email protected] or 318.668.2357.

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New Orleans

The New Orleans Oratory Contest is scheduled for Wednesday April 6, 7 p.m., at Jesuit High School. Cash prizes will be awarded.

For guidelines, registration, and more information, contact Ashley Gilliam at [email protected] or 504-754-8807.

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St. Tammany Parish

The annual St. Tammany Right to Life Oratory Contest will be held Saturday, April 9, beginning at 10 a.m. at Pope John Paul II High School in Slidell. The contest is open to high school juniors and seniors from St. Tammany Parish.

Speeches must be from the pro-life viewpoint to show why abortion, euthanasia, or embryonic stem cell research that endangers the life of babies in the womb or any human being is wrong. The speech should be 5-7 minutes.

Cash prizes will be awarded: $500 for first place, $250 for second place, and $100 for third place.

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Louisiana Oratory Contest Details:

Local Louisiana Pro-Life Oratory Contest Coordinators:

If you don’t see a contest in your area, please contact Jacob Tonglet (contact information at the top of the page).

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