Department of Florida

Contest Dates

We regret to announce that the National Level Oratorical Contest has been cancelled due to safety precautions regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

Post Level:

Dates vary depending on each post. All Post contests must occur between January 4-19, 2020.

District Level:

All District contests must occur between January 22 –  February 9, 2020. Your post Oratorical Chairman will know when the District contest dates are.



Area Level:

All Area contests must occur between February 10-23, 2020. The exact dates and locations will be posted January 2019.


State Level:

March 14, 2020
Contest will start at 9:00 AM
The American Legion, Department of Florida
1912A Lee Road, Orlando, FL 32810

National Level:

The 2020 National Finals are on April 17-19, 2020.

Click here for more information on the national oratorical contest