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INSPIRED LEADERSHIP CHALLENGE
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There are three competitions high school students can compete in as a part of the Inspired Leadership Challenge: Opinion Editorial, Video, and Persuasive Speech. Each competition has its own entry method and guidelines.
1. Opinion Editorial Contest: EXPIRED
High school students are being asked to write a 500 to 600-word opinion editorial discussing how the political process impact leadership today.
All entries must be postmarked or emailed to OCPA (email@example.com) as a PDF by March 10, 2014. Prizes will be awarded to the winners at the OCPA Citizenship Dinner on April 3, 2014 in Oklahoma City. First place will be awarded $3,000, second place will receive $2,000, and third place will receive $1,000. Download the rules and entry form here.
2. Video Contest: EXPIRED
The Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs is asking high school students to submit a video sharing a story or illustrating how free enterprise provides opportunity in their community.
All entries must be submitted by March 10, 2014. Prizes will be awarded to the winners at the OCPA Citizenship Dinner on April 3, 2014 in Oklahoma City. First place will be awarded $3,000, second place will receive $2,000, and third place will receive $1,000. Download the rules and requirements here. To enter, submit the online entry form here.
3. Persuasive Speech Contest:
This competition takes place exclusively the day of the Inspired Leadership Challenge. The day of the Inspired Leadership Challenge high school students will receive a policy briefing over a relevant political topic currently being debated in Oklahoma. Participants will also receive a public speaking workshop to assist in the development of a 3-5 minute speech. The speech will be delivered the day of the competition before an expert panel of judges. Staff will be on hand for guidance and assistance, and each participant will receive peer reviews before final presentation. Students can compete at Oklahoma Christian University on March 1, or at Cameron University on March 29. Click here to apply.