Oratorical Festival
Fri, Feb 5 2:41pm

The theme this year is: Where Do We Go From Here?:

 "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." -MLK

 

Hillcrest has a long tradition of being an active participant in this celebration, and hope to see more submissions.  The date has been extended to February 14, 2021.

 

If your child would like to participate in the Hillcrest MLK Jr. Oratorical Fest please have them record their presentation on FlipGrid https://flipgrid.com/oratoricalfest , indicating their name, grade, Title/Author of piece, and category.  If you have questions please reach out to Brooke Nelson at brooke.nelson@ousd.org. 

 

ALSO

 

VOTE for NAACP Image Award - Outstanding Children's Program

 

We Are The Dream: The Kids of the Oakland MLK Oratorical

The link to cast your vote  –  https://vote.naacpimageawards.net

 

Tune-in to the 52nd NAACP Image Awards LIVE! 

Saturday, March 27 8/7c on BET

 

 Below is information about grade level divisions and the oratorical festival categories. 

  

Grade Level Divisions:

  • Pre-Kindergarten-2nd grade
  • 3rd-5th grade
  • 6th-8th grade

Categories:

  • Individual Performer – 1 Performer on Stage
    • Monologue - original or published in a script (3 min)
    • Poetry - published poetry (3 min)
    • Poetry - original poetry (poet performing poem they wrote, 3 min)
    • Speech - famous & not so famous – (3 min)
  • Two or More Performers on Stage Groups/Scenes
    • Poetry – published (up to 5 min)
    • Poetry - original (written by the performing poets, (up to 5 min)
    • Speech - famous & not so famous (up to 5 min)
    • Scene - published & devised (up to 5 min)