Students submit an online video of themselves giving a 5 minute special occasion oratory. Six finalists will be chosen to present their speeches and compete for monetary prizes and the chance to speak at the Patriotic Service at the BYU Marriott Center. Up to 6 students will be invited to a final competition.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: MARCH 16, 2019
Example of a live speech:
MARCH 16, 2019 – Deadline for all speeches to be uploaded electronically.
Theme: “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”
Open to all 9th – 12th grade Utah students.
You may use visuals or video with your speech.
Speech must be your own work (family or friends may critique your speech but cannot write it for you).
Time limit is 5 minutes (penalty if speech is too short or too long).
The speech should be positive and hopeful, expressing ideas on how to build America and patriotism, while discussing sound principles of freedom.
America's Freedom Festival at Provo is a private, non-profit, non-political foundation whose mission is to celebrate, teach, honor, and strengthen the traditional American values of God, family, freedom, and country.