2019 ORTLEF Contests

Theme: Everyone Has The Right to Live

Essay/Drawing Contests

Theme: Everyone Has The Right to Live

Drawing Contest — grades K through 12

Computer Generated Drawing Contest — grades 9 through 12

Essay Contest — grades 5 through 12

State-level contest winners receive cash prizes and will have their entries displayed at Together We Advocate on April 6 in Tualatin.

Oratory Contest

High school juniors and seniors. Must be a high school junior or senior as of February 2019.

Oratory contest speeches have required topics, but no required theme. To participate, contestants must first enter a local competition. Go to www.ortl.org for information and rules.

The first place winner of the oratory contest will receive $600 and an expense paid trip to compete in the national contest on July 6 in Charleston, South Carolina.

Short Film Contest

There is no theme for the short film contest.

Youth — ages 10 to 13

Junior — ages 14 to 17

Adult — ages 18 and over

All films should be 3 minutes or less. Submissions must be in DVD format only and should include length of film, name of producer (individual, family, organization, etc.) and contact information (address, phone number and email address).

Contest deadline is March 13, 2019.

If you are interested in the possibility of getting involved in this great program, or have questions, project director Karen Duchien would love to speak with you. You may contact Karen at 503-407-0309 or karen@ortl.org. Additional information regarding the contests can be found at www.ortl.org/contests.

When students are involved in ORTLEF Contests, the subject becomes a discussion point with their families, friends, and others who may not have given much thought to the fact that every life is precious.

We encourage you to tell kindergarten students through high school seniors about our contests. ORTLEF Contests are one way to spread the pro-life message as we work to secure everyone’s right to live.


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