2017 National JCL Convention

Troy University, Alabama
July 24, 2017 – July 29, 2017

Theme for 2017

Omnis ars naturae imitatio est.

(Seneca the Younger)

All art is an imitation of nature.

2017 NJCL Convention Invitation Video

Certificate PDF

2017 Convention Flyer


Convention Contests

During Convention NJCL members can participate in a variety of activities including the following contest:

Academic Contests - Academic Heptathlon, Academic Decathlon, Ancient Geography, Classical Art, Grammar, Greek Derivatives, Greek Life and Literature, Hellenic History, Latin Derivatives, Latin Literature, Mottoes, Abbreviations and Quotations, Mythology, Reading Comprehension, Roman History, Roman Life, Vocabulary

Certamen - Certamen is a game of fast recall of facts about classical civilizations and its peoples, languages, and cultures. The matches are supposed to be fun, competitive, and informative. There are two types of Certamen contests for NJCL students at Convention, Open Certamen and Competitive Certamen.

Creative Arts Contests - Dramatic Interpretation, Latin Oratory, English Oratory, Sight Latin Reading, Costume Contest, Slogan, Modern Myth, Essay.

Graphic Arts Contests - Art, Handicrafts, Posters, Charts, Maps, Illustrated Notebooks, Cartoons, Greeting Cards, Photography.

Olympika Contests -Track, Basketball, Volleyball, Field, Kickball, Ultimate Frisbee, Swimming and Marathon.