Creative Arts Contests

Dramatic Interpretation, Latin Oratory, English Oratory, Sight Latin Reading, Costume Contest, Slogan, Modern Myth, Essay.

Dramatic Interpretation – Participants in the Dramatic Interpretation Contest must compete on the level of Latin last completed. However, no student may compete at the same level (except for those on level 5) more than one year. They are requested to have memorized their passages thoroughly prior to their attendance at the convention.

Latin Oratory – Participants in the Latin Oratory Contest must compete on the level of Latin last completed. However, no student may compete at the same level (except for those on level 5) more than one year. Contestants are requested to have memorized their passages thoroughly prior to their attendance at the convention.

English Oratory – Contestants are to write an original English oratory. The style should be similar to that of a classical orator. The subject is the theme of the convention – omnium enim rerum principia parva sunt   For the beginnings of all things are small Cicero, De Finibus Bonorum et Malorum V.58

Sight Latin Reading – Contestants will be given a brief selection in Latin appropriate to the year of study completed: Level 1/2 and I, Level II, Advanced Level—Prose, or Advanced Level—Poetry; students must compete on the level of Latin last completed. However, no student may compete on the same level (except for those on level 5) more than one year. Students in advanced levels may enter poetry or prose, but not both.

Costume Contest – There will be no written test as part of the costume contest. However, the contestant will be expected to make a BRIEF statement about the costume and how it relates to the character.

Essay – Participants in the Essay Contest will examine translated passages of Latin authors and/or images of classical importance regarding a major aspect of Roman civilization. Each student will then write an expository essay based on a given thesis statement.

Modern Myth – This is a pre-convention contest: all entries will be submitted and judged before the National Convention. The winning entries will be announced at the convention. The JCL member submitting the entry must attend the convention in order for his or her entry to win an award.

Slogan – This is a pre-convention contest: all entries will be submitted and judged before the National Convention. The winning entries will be announced at the convention. The JCL member submitting the entry must attend the convention in order for his or her entry to win an award. The entry must be submitted electronically via http://njclslogan.eventbrite.com and  contain the following information: the slogan, the delegate’s name, the full name of the delegate’s school, city, and state. Slogans will be forwarded to judges exactly as received with all spelling, punctuation, grammatical, and typographical errors included. Submit the entry no later than midnight (EDT) June 1, 2014.

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