Martin Luther King Essay and Oratory Contest

Date: January 19, 2019                           Time: 3 PM

Place: Hunting Ridge Presbyterian Church, 4640 Edmondson Avenue

Theme: “Justice For All”

1st through 3rd Places For Elementary, Middle, and High Schoolers.

1st Prize $100                              2nd Prize $50                                3rd Prize $25


  1. 3-5 minute oration
  2. Original writing on the theme, “Justice for all.” 
  3. Judging will be based on: Grammar, Diction, Content (including accurate historical facts or current events ), Overall effectiveness (organization and logic, persuasiveness)                                                                                                         **Extra points for memorization. (Notecards are allowed. No electronic or digital devices are allowed).

Three writing clinics will be offered on select Saturdays prior to the contest on November 17, December 1, and December 15. 

One mandatory practice on 1/12/19 at the church, 1-2:30 PM. 

Please RSVP by 12/1/18 to

(Include your name, age, school, grade and parent phone number or email.)