American Legion Paris Post 1



The purpose of The American Legion’s National High School Oratorical Contest is to develop a deeper knowledge and appreciation of the Constitution of the United States on the part of high school students. Other objectives of the contest include the development of leadership qualities, the ability to think and speak clearly and intelligently, and the preparation for acceptance of the duties and responsibilities, the rights and privileges of American citizenship.


If you are a member or representative of an American school in France or other surrounding European countries that would like your students to participate in our oratorical competition, with the possibility for students to earn scholarships for US based educations.



10th FEBRUARY 2021 (via online video)


3 contests in 3 months!

Opportunity to travel to the Netherlands and to the USA!

Prize awards up to $25,000 


Join Paris Post 1 for our annual oratorical contest with the opportunity to go to the Netherlands and the USA!


Paris Post 1 Oratorical Contest Paris, France ~ 10 February 2021 (via online video)

- Department of France (Europe) contest Margraten, the Netherlands ~ 5 March 2021

- American Legion National contest Indianapolis, USA ~ 22-24 April 2021


If you are a student who is interested in attending the contest, please email your full name and phone number to

Full details of The American Legion's Annual Oratorical Contest: