Applicant must demonstrate:
Proof of eligibility
Competition/talent/interest in: oratory/debate
based on language style, voice, diction, delivery, originality, logic, breadth of knowledge, application of knowledge about topic, and skill in selecting examples and analogies.
State awards: 1st-$1,700, 2nd to 4th-$500
Zone: four awards, $350 each
Must participate in local contests