BUSD’s Oratorical Fest Committee is proud to announce the 2019 Black History Oratorical Fest Competition. BUSD’s Office of Family Engagement and Equity is partnering with BUSD parents, school staff and the community to host this competition.
The BUSD Black History Oratorical Fest Competition is designed to give Berkeley students an opportunity to shine through public speaking. Students recite original or published speeches, poems, or skits, that relate to the theme. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place individual and group winners from each division are selected by a panel of judges, and will receive prizes. Additionally, all participants will receive a participation t-shirt for qualifying to compete in the final competition.
Elementary, middle and high schools select and groom their students to compete in the finals. These students will then represent their schools at a final district-wide competition that takes place on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm at the Longfellow Middle School Auditorium.
Elementary Division, 5-6:30pm
Middle and High School Division, 7-8:30 pm
Grade Level Divisions
One Performer on Stage
Speeches, Poetry, Spoken Word Original
or Published (up to 3 mins)
Two or More Performers
Speeches, Poetry, Spoken Word, Skits
Original or Published (up to 5mins)
Most schools will hold site based oratorical fest competitions or auditions, to select students to represent their school in the district-wide competition.
If you have additional questions about the Black History Oratorical Fest, please contact Ann Callegari at the Office of Family Engagement and Equity ~ 510-644-8991 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sign up online by February 28: https://tinyurl.com/OratoricalFest2019