95th Annual Oratorical Contest

About The Contest

Held annually since 1926, the Battle of Flowers® Oratorical Contest is the oldest university and college-level competition in the state of Texas. Every year, the event awards generous monetary prizes to its five (5) top finalists.

Entry for this year’s contest is closed.

Check back here for updates on next year’s contest, and please feel free to email us with any questions in the meantime.

To participate in the Oratorical Contest is a prestigious honor for students, and offers a great opportunity to support our unique Texan history and culture. Our top five (5) student finalists receive the following monetary awards:

  • First Place: $3,000
  • Second Place: $1,500
  • Third Place: $1,000
  • Fourth Place: $750
  • Fifth Place: $500

Click here to view the full list of benefits for student contestants and finalists, in addition to the monetary awards above. We hope you’ll consider joining us for next year’s contest!

Click here to view our 2019 winners.

Watch the first place speech from our 2019 Oratorical Contest: