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YouthSpeak speech contest 2010

OC Human Relations invites students in Grades 8 – 12 to prepare a short, inspirational speech on why young people should take a stand against oppression and injustice.
The Rules:

* The competition is open to all O.C. students in grades 8 through 12 provided they are not related to an Orange County Human Relations Commissioner, Board member, employee or Human Relations Associates Program member or have not won previously.
* The speech is to be about the importance of young people taking a stand against oppression and injustice.
* You may use example(s) of a times(s) you, or another young person, defended the rights of others.
* The speech must be the original work of the contestant, should be inspirational or motivational and between 300 and 400 words long.
* A double-spaced, printed version of the speech and a separate contest entry form must be submitted to OC Human Relations by 9am, March 15. Click here for the entry form.
* The 3 finalists must deliver their speech at a OC Human Relations reception at 6:45, April 8.

The Benefits:

* The winning entry will receive a cash scholarship of $250.
* Two runners-up will receive cash scholarships of $100.
* The winner will present their speech at the OC Human Relations Awards 39 Gala on May 6, and receive two tickets to the Gala (worth $400)
* The winner or runners-up will present their speech at the Fall 2010 and Spring 2011 Walk in My Shoes youth conferences.
* The three finalists speeches will be featured on OC Human Relations website
* Looks great on college applications!

For more information email or phone Dave Southern at (714)567-7543.

Deadline: March 15, 9am.


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