RLM High School Oratory Contest

Right to Life of Michigan annual high school oratory contest

Right to Life of Michigan's annual high school oratory contests are open to all prolife high school students in Michigan. Contestants will give a 5-7 minute speech on one of several prolife topics. Contests are sponsored by Right to Life of Michigan affiliates across the state. Winners of the local affiliate contests will compete in the statewide annual High School Oratory Contest in the Lansing area in May, and the winner of the state competition will win a trip to compete in the National Right to Life Oratory Contest in June or July.

2017 Contest

The 2017 Contest will be held in Holt on Saturday, May 6. If you are a student interested in competing, please contact your local RLM affiliate or field representative. If you don't know how to contact your local affiliate or the nearest affiliate sponsoring a contest, please contact State Oratory Coordinator Natalie Collins at ncollins@rtl.org.

2017 affiliate contests:
Huron County - February 18
Downriver affiliates - March 4
Gaylord - March 4
North Oakland County - March 4
Oceana - March 4
Sanilac County - March 4
Grand Rapids - March 7
Holland Area - March 9
Mason County - March 11
Ingham County - March 12
Delta County - March 14
North Allegan - March 14
Novi - March 15
Cheboygan - March 18
Clinton County - March 18
Warren/Center Line - March 20
Lenawee County - March 21
Midland - March 22
Newaygo County - March 25
Jackson County - March 25
Saginaw County - March 28
Gladwin County - March 28
Livingston County - March 30
Mecosta/Osceola County - April 4
Grand Traverse Area - April 4

2016 Contest

The 27th Annual High School Oratory Contest was held on Saturday, May 14 at Community Faith Church in Holt.

First place went to Maria Tizedes of Downriver Area Right to Life of Michigan affiliates. She is a home-schooled senior from Temperance. Her speech focused on being prolife and pro-woman. She highlighted that women are strong and don’t have to choose between a career and a child or any other situation. Maria represented Michigan in the National Right to Life Jane B. Thompson Oratory Contest on Saturday, July 9 in Washington D.C.

Second place went to Eva Solak of Gaylord Right to Life. Third place went to Kaylee Tegethoff of Holland Right to Life.


Oratory Contest Information

arrow Results and winner speech

arrow Past state and national winners

arrow Oratory homepage

2017 Contest Rules and Forms for Affiliates:

arrow Oratory contest instructions and frequently asked questions - PDF

arrow Affiliate contest sponsorship form - PDF

arrow Student application form - PDF

arrow Sample judge ballot - PDF

arrow Promotional flyer - PDF

arrow Sample promotional letter - HTML

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