LCBIG’s 8th Annual Youth Oratorical Competition

Posted on: April 4th, 2016 by Anastasia Miller

The Library of Congress chapter of Blacks In Government (LCBIG) announces its 8th annual youth oratorical competition, open to students in grades 9-12. The competition was formed to give students a chance to showcase their oral and written communication skills. BIG is a national organization of African-American government workers committed to excellence in government through equality of opportunity.

The competition theme for this year is “21st Century Racial Equality, Justice or Injustice: Where Are We Headed?”

Students will compete for scholarships and prizes awarded at the local and regional levels.

  • The regional competition will be held on June 25, 2016.
  • The winner of the regional competition will compete in BIG’s Annual National Training Institute on August 22-25th in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Interested students should download the application, general rules, and competition flyer.

  • Extended application deadline is April 11, 2016 at 3:00 pm.
  • Applications will be accepted via email at or faxed to 202-707-0955, attention: Darlene Flowers.

For more information, contact Darlene Flowers at 202-707-4529 between the hours of 9:00 am to 3:00 pm., or e-mail her at