All Post and/or Parish contests must be completed and the winner certified to their respective District Chairman no later than one week prior to the appropriate District contest established by the District Oratorical Chairman.
Important Certification Note:
Each District winner must be certified by the District Chairman to theDepartmentChairman no later than Friday, February 23rd, 2018. This certification should be done by completing the District Oratorical Winner Certification form and return electronically to the Department Chairman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Department Contest will be held at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches Sunday, March 4th, 2018 at 1:00pm. ALL DISTRICT contestants must arrive for briefings by 12: noon. This Contest will feature the winner from each of the 8 Districts with the finals winner certified to represent the Department of Louisiana at the National Contest to be held in Indianapolis:
April 13-15th, 2018.
All District Chairmen from across the Department are urged to invite school debate and speech teams from their areas to attend this amazing competition and observe these 8 contestants speak on our Constitution. It is an experience worth viewing.