The 26th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Oratory Contest

The winners of the 26th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Oratory Contest are:

Grades 3-5  

 1st Prize winner – Isabella Marandino

2nd Prize Winner – Connor V Collazo

3rd Prize winner – Nia Jackson

 Grades 6-8

 1st Prize winner – Maximillian Jude Williams

2nd Prize Winner – Gabriel Marandino

3rd Prize winner – Otavio Rubies

MLK Oratory Contest winner award ceremony. Mayor Fulop is pictured with winners who are holding there oversized checks and plaques.


The City of Jersey City, Mayor Steven M. Fulop, the Municipal Council  the Office of Cultural Affairs and the Department of Recreation & Youth Development, virtually present the Twenty sixth Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Oratory Contest. This 3 day contest begins on Wednesday, February 24th at 2:00pm.

Students will compete for the best memorized oration of one of King’s writings or speeches. Each presentation will be judged according to length, clarity, memorization, and overall presentation.

Register for the Oratory Contest below:

Registration for Grades 3-5 | Wednesday February 24th 2PM – 7PM

Registration for Grades 6-8 | Thursday, February 25th 3PM – 6PM

Registration for Finals | Friday, February 26th 3PM – 6PM

Martin Luther King Oratory Contest flyer. Dr. Marin Luther King is pictured giving a speech. Wordage appears detailing event.

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