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The 2021

Langston Hughes

You​th Oratorical 

Contest 


Congratulations to our 2021 Langston Hughes Youth Oratorical Contestants! 

The Virtual Competition Held on

Saturday, February 6, 2021

from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.


The Langston Hughes Youth Oratorical Contest

Contestant Categories

Middle School: Grades 6-8

High School: Grades 9-12

Requirement

Contestants are required to deliver a

4 to 5 minute speech on the theme,

"What happens to a dream deferred..."

Awards

12 contestants will receive an award.

The top six (three middle and three high school students) will be required to

present their speeches on the day of the event and compete for the scholarship by category.

1st place in each category:

(middle and high school contestants) $500 each


2nd place in each category:

(middle and high school contestants) $300 each


3d place in each category:

(middle and high school contestants) $200 each


4th place in the high school category;

(high school only) $150


The top 10 runners-up:

(5 middle and 5 high school contestants) $100 each

Scholarships are payable to the student.

All contestants must be present the day of the event to receive their award.

(No charitable donations or grants are used to fund these scholarships.)

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