Category Archives: 2013 Contest

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, (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, 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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