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Oratorical: Contest Dates

Contest Dates

Due to current health guidelines and to allow for social distancing, the 2021 State Oratorical Contest will be held with only contestants, their parents/guardians, and the bare minimum of volunteers necessary to run the contest. Unfortunately, this means that this year we unable to invite prestigious guests, Legion family members and friends to attend as normal. Videos of each contestant’s prepared speech and assigned topic oration will be available on the Department of Florida’s website after the completion of the National Oratorical Contest in Indianapolis, IN, 9-11 April 2021.

I. Post Level:

Dates vary depending on each post. All Post contests must occur between January 2-17, 2021.

II. District Level:

All District contests must occur between January 20 –  February 7, 2021. Your post Oratorical Chairman will know when the District contest dates are.

III. Area Level:

All Area contests must occur between February 8-21, 2021. The exact dates and locations will be posted January 2019.

IV. State Level:

The State contest will occur on March 13, 2021 at The American Legion, Department of Florida, 1912A Lee Road; Orlando, FL 32810. Contest will start at 9:00 AM.

V. National Level:

The 2021 National Finals are on April 9-11, 2021.

Note: Due to the current pandemic, all dates are subject to change.