BIG Pentagon Chapter of Blacks In Government®
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,
Here are links to the contest
to Principal or Youth Coordinator. Please share the
contest information as we want to reach as many youth as
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
"Make the BIG Commitment: EQUITY, EXCELLENCE