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BIG Pentagon Chapter of Blacks In Government®
Oratorical Contest

The BIG Pentagon Chapter of Blacks In Government® (BIG) will sponsor an Oratorical contest on Thursday, May 19, 2011, 6:00 PM, in the Pentagon Library and Conference Center at The Pentagon.

The Oratorical Contest provides young African Americans the opportunity to showcase and/or enhance their oral and written communication skills. Solid public speaking and written communication skills will be an integral part in our youth's chosen fields. At the same time, youth will also develop and increase their leadership skills in order to be competitive in the global workplace.

This oratorical competition is for youth in grades nine through twelve. The 2011 competition theme is: "African-American Males in America's Schools...Endangered or Ignored?"

Applications must be received no later than Friday, May 14, 2011. The first, second and third place winners will receive awards at each contest level. The first place chapter winner will compete at the Regional Oratorical Contest in June 2011. The Regional winner will compete at the BIG National Oratorical Contest in August 2011, in Boston, MA.

Here are links to the contest guidelines, flyer, brochure, and letter to Principal or Youth Coordinator. Please share the contest information as we want to reach as many youth as possible.

BIG is a national organization of African American government workers committed to excellence in government through equality of opportunity. For more information, you can contact Farnese J. Hicks (703) 692-0331. Thank you for your consideration of this matter.


Farnese J. Hicks
Oratorical Program Chairperson