First, you need a volunteer to coordinate the event. Click on the “Chapters” in the upper left of the page to find a chapter contact in your area. You might find a volunteer ready and waiting!

Next, you need to consult with the school’s teachers and administrators to get their approval, pick a date, and familiarize yourself with the categories.

Then you need to know the rules (for the Official Concours Rules click here):

  1. How long are the speeches
  2. What kinds of topics are allowed
  3. How are competitors evaluated, and more!

Use our 2016 How to Concours document to help you out with a timeline and organization.

You need to find judges, organize a space, and then promote, promote, promote!