MLK VOICE 4 YOUTH 2020 Registration Form

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MLK VOICE 4 YOUTH is open to all Delaware high school students, Grades 9 – 12. Participants must have a sponsor willing to help them prepare for the contest and support them through the process. Registration is limited to the first 75 sponsored registrants.  Contestants will receive a confirmation email advising them of their entry into the contest. The MLK Planning Committee reserves the right to limit the number of participants from any one high school/organization.  To register please complete the form below.

Entering The Contest

    If competing individually, complete first section, then scroll down to choose semifinal location.
  • 1st Contestant

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • 2nd Contestant/Partner

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Semifinals

    Parental/Legal Guardian Consent: By checking this box, finalists and their sponsor agree to provide an electronic copy of their presentation to YWCA Delaware & Christ Church Christiana Hundred and give permission to use the presentation in full or partial as well as photos and/or video of my child for purposes of promotion of the MLK VOICE 4 YOUTH. Should I wish to use my child’s presentation for purposes of profit, I agree to request prior permission from Christ Church Christiana Hundred and YWCA Delaware.
  • Sponsor/Mentor (must be 21 years of age or older).

  • Please select


  • Message must be original and relate to the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Contestants must have a sponsor/mentor who is 21 years or older.
  • Bonus marks will be given for memorization.
  • Bonus marks will be given for referencing Dr. King’s lesser known speeches.
  • Presentations are to be approximately 5-minutes long. Presentations shorter than 4 1/2-minutes or longer than 5 1/2-minutes may be disqualified.
  • Finalists only are required to submit an electronic copy of their presentation prior to their performance on January 19, 2020.
  • Finalists are not permitted to leave the stage during their presentations.
  • Audio, costumes, and props are NOT permitted.
  • Past first place winners of MLK VOICE 4 YOUTH are not eligible to compete.
  • The decisions of the judges are final.