The contest is open to all Tennessee high school students, grades 9 - 12.
Contestants must research, write, and present an original pro-life speech on the topics of abortion, infanticide, stem cell research or euthanasia. Great prize opportunities include cash, college scholarships, and an all-expense paid trip for the state winner and a parent to the 2020 National Right to Life Convention in Herndon, Virginia. The contest has three phases:
- Contestants compete in a local competition. See below for local contest application and contest rules.
- Local winners advance to the state competition to be held on April 18 at Saint Cecilia Academy in Nashville. Registration begins at 12:00 noon CDT and the competition begins at 1:00 p.m.
- The state winner advances to the national competition to be held on Saturday, June 27 at the Dulles Airport Hotel in Herndon, Virginia in conjunction with the 2020 National Right to Life Convention.
Due to the closing of many public facilities due to the coronavirus, Tennessee Right to Life is providing an alternate means of participating in your local Pro-Life High School Oratory Contest. You can submit a YouTube video of your speech prior to the local contest deadline. The same contest rules apply to live or video speeches.
- April 14, 2020 at 7:00pm – 8pm
Smith County Chamber of Commerce
939 Upper Ferry Rd
Carthage, TN 37030
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Smith County Right to Life