The National Black Presbyterian Caucus, Greater Memphis Area Chapter will present the 2012 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “Continuing the Legacy” Oratory Contest at Parkway Gardens United Presbyterian Church at 1005 East Shelby Drive on January 15.
The contest is open to local middle schools and high schools in Memphis. The top three winners of the oratory contest will receive monetary awards – first place, $150, second place $75, and $50 for third place. A community-based panel will judge all participants.
The following must be submitted: personal photo, separate sheet with typed name, address, phone number, birthday, high school, grade level and small biography. Also required is a three-to-five minute speech, with content that includes the contestant’s personal, local, state, national, and international perspective on “Continuing the Legacy.”
All essays must be free of grammatical errors and plagiarism.
Entries should be mailed to Parkway Gardens United Presbyterian Church, c/o Greater Memphis Area Chapter, 1005 East Shelby Drive, Memphis, TN, 38116. All entries most be postmarked by Dec. 28, 2011. Essay entries will only be accepted via United States Postal Service.
The winners must be present at Parkway Gardens United Church on Jan. 15 to present essay and to receive monetary award. All winners will be notified prior to that date.
The guest speaker will be James Riley Henning of Dyersburg. The guest choir will be from the Memphis Academy of Health Sciences High School.