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Meet the Winners of the 2013 Robert G. Ingersoll Oratory Contest

First Place SARAH HENRY Georgetown, Ind. Reading: “Improved Man” Sarah, 17, is about to start her senior year at Floyd Central High School. She regularly spends summers at Camp Quest, the secular camp, and she and a friend co-founded her school’s chapter of the Secular Student Alliance during the 2012 winter break. “We’ve struggled with …

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2013 Contest held indoors

Rain forced the Contest indoors yesterday. James Hoban’s Restaurant on nearby New Hampshire Avenue provided a space for the contest to proceed in spite of the rain. Eleven contestants competed, some of them having traveled from Florida, Indiana, and Delaware. Sarah Henry took first place reading from “Improved Man.” Terence Madden took second place reading …

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Jamila Bey Replaces Susan Jacoby as Judge for 2013 Contest

Jamila Bey Joins Panel of Judges for Robert G. Ingersoll Oratory Contest This Sunday in Dupont Circle, Washington, DC For Immediate Release Contact: Steve Lowe, 202-657-6346, ingersoll@wash.org (Washington D.C. June 27, 2013)—Jamila Bey, host of the “Sex, Politics And Religion Hour: SPAR With Jamila” radio program, will join the panel of judges for the third …

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Fifteen Contestants

Fifteen Contestants have signed up to compete in the  2013 Ingersoll Oratory Contest. This is the maximum number of contestants, but it is still possible to sign up on the wait list at the Registration web site,  http://ingersollcontest2013.eventbrite.com/# If any registered contestants withdraw or do not show up at the contest, those on the wait …

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2013 Robert G. Ingersoll Oratory Contest Seeking Competitors

Event to take place on Sunday, June 30, in Dupont Circle, Washington, DC Judges to include best-selling author Susan Jacoby An oratory contest to honor Robert G. Ingersoll, a famous 19th century speaker known as The Great Agnostic, is seeking up to 15 people to compete for prizes by delivering a brief excerpt from Ingersoll’s …

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Videos of 2010 Ingersoll Oratory Contest

The videos of the 2010 Ingersoll Oratory Contest are now available to view at the Center For Inquiry YouTube web channel. Search for :  2010 Ingersoll There are eleven videos in all.  Below is a list and link to each of them. It was a long time getting them up but we thank CFI for …

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Announcement of 2010 Contest

Second Annual Robert G. Ingersoll Oratory Contest – 2010 Noon on Sunday, October 24, 2010 Dupont Circle, Washington, DC  Robert G. Ingersoll, known as The Great Agnostic, was a famous 19th century orator and outspoken critic of religion.  He was an advocate for racial equality, birth control, women’s rights, Darwin’s theory of evolution, Shakespeare, free …

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Post Contest News article about the Contest

ROBERT G. INGERSOLL ORATORY CONTEST BRINGS ‘THE GREAT AGNOSTIC’ TO LIFE Washington, DC, October 2009 — The words of Robert Green Ingersoll, the 19th century “Great Agnostic,” rang out in Washington’s Dupont Circle in October as 14 people competed for prizes by reading excerpts of his lectures, essays, and other writings. The participants in the …

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Post Contest News article about the Contest

ROBERT G. INGERSOLL ORATORY CONTEST BRINGS ‘THE GREAT AGNOSTIC’ TO LIFE Washington, DC, October 2009 — The words of Robert Green Ingersoll, the 19th century “Great Agnostic,” rang out in Washington’s Dupont Circle in October as 14 people competed for prizes by reading excerpts of his lectures, essays, and other writings. The participants in the …

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Photos of 2009 Contest available on Picasa

You are invited to view Icepick’s photo album: Robert G Ingersoll Oratory Contest Robert G Ingersoll Oratory ContestDupont Circle, Washington, D.C. -Oct 4, 2009 by Icepick View Album Play slideshow

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