Accepting submissions for the 2019 MLK Oration Competition

Photo of MLK statue with text beside it that reads, "Silence Fuels The Burning House; 2019 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration"

From: Student Affairs

The Virginia Tech Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Oration Competition honors Dr. King’s legacy by inviting students who love justice, advocacy, and performance to deliver memorized speeches inspired by one of four Martin Luther King Jr. quotations.

Sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students are encouraged to apply for the competition by submitting a 3- to 5-minute oration video in which they deliver a memorized speech. The use of two notecards is permitted for guidance and reference. Submissions close at 11:59 p.m. on November 25.

Finalists will present their speeches at the 2nd annual MLK Oration Competition on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 7 p.m. in The Cube in the Moss Arts Center. Faculty, staff, and alumni judges will select first place, second place, and honorable mention winners for each academic year category. First place winners will be awarded $500; second place winners will be awarded $250; and honorable mentions will be awarded $150.

More information is available on the Cultural and Community Centers webpage.