The annual Alex and Geline B. Williams Oratory Contest, sponsored by the Virginia Society for Human Life Educational Fund, encourages high school juniors and seniors to prepare and present a short speech on one of these topics: abortion, infanticide or euthanasia.
The 2023 contest will be held at St. Bridget Catholic Church in Richmond, Virginia on April 29, 2023
The contest is open to high school juniors and seniors in the 11th and 12th grades as of February 1, 2023. Contestants must be Virginia residents or full-time students of Virginia schools (public or private) or Virginia homeschool students. For more information, download the contest rules from the links at the bottom of this page.
The first-place winner will attend and compete in the Jane B. Thompson Oratory Contest held at the National Right to Life Convention.
First, second, and third place winners will receive:
1st Place: $500
2nd Place: $250
3rd Place: $100
To enter the contest:
Download and complete both the entry form and photo release form, include a typed copy of your speech and return all of the materials to the contest coordinator listed at the bottom of the entry form.
Oratory Contest Rules — Download
VSHL 2023 Entry Form–Fillable PDF — Download
VSHL 2023 Oratory Contest Photo Release–Fillable PDF — Download