2018 ORATORICAL FESTIVAL
Express Your Faith! Represent your Parish! Do you like to write? Draw? Present your point in front of an audience? Then the Oratorical Festival is a good fit for you. This year's Oratorical Festival enables you to choose from one of the following categories: Speech, Essay, Poetry or Iconography, and compete in either the Senior Division (10th-12th grade); or, the Junior Division (7th-9th grade). There are five topics in each division (see below) to choose from in the 2018 program. Coinciding with Great Lent, this inspiring program will give you a unique opportunity for reflection during the Lenten journey.
If you are competing in the Junior level, your speech must be 3-4 minutes long. An essay must range between 300-400 words. Senior division speeches are 4-5 minutes long, and essays range between 500-600 words. Poetry must range between 8-30 lines and poets can choose from a number of different forms (sonnet, haiku, etc.). Iconography must be of Jesus Christ, The Theotokos, or a singular Saint and be presented as a 8x10 or 20x20 in size.
In order to apply, you must be registered in either the Sunday Church School program, or Jr. GOYA/GOYA, and fill out an official festival registration form (included below).
Interested? Read additional information below and speak to your Jr. GOYA or GOYA representative and Sunday Church School teacher.