Creative Arts Contests

Dramatic Interpretation

2018 Dramatic Interpretation Passages
2017 Dramatic Interpretation Scoring Rules

Participants in the Dramatic Interpretation Contest must compete on the level of Latin last completed. However, no student may compete at the same level (except for those on level 5) more than one year. They are requested to have memorized their passages thoroughly prior to their attendance at the convention.

Latin Oratory

2018 Latin Oratory Passages
2017 Latin Oratory Scoring Rules

Participants in the Latin Oratory Contest must compete on the level of Latin last completed. However, no student may compete at the same level (except for those on level 5) more than one year. Contestants are requested to have memorized their passages thoroughly prior to their attendance at the convention.

English Oratory

2017 English Oratory Scoring Rules

Contestants are to write an original English oratory. The style should be similar to that of a classical orator. The subject is the theme of the convention - omnis ars naturae imitatio est. (All art is but an imitation of nature.) Seneca the Younger, Epistulae Morales ad Lucilium VII.lxv.3

Sight Latin Reading

2017 Sight Latin Reading Scoring Rules

Contestants will be given a brief selection in Latin appropriate to the year of study completed: Level 1/2 and I, Level II, Advanced Level-Prose, or Advanced Level-Poetry; students must compete on the level of Latin last completed. However, no student may compete on the same level (except for those on level 5) more than one year. Students in advanced levels may enter poetry or prose, but not both.

Costume Contest

2017 Costume Contest Scoring Rules

There will be no written test as part of the costume contest. However, the contestant will be expected to make a BRIEF statement about the costume and how it relates to the character. The characters for 2016-2017 are:

Male - Ixion
Female - a Danaid
Couples - Hades and Persephone 

Essay

2017 Essay Contest Scoring Rules

Participants in the Essay Contest will examine translated passages of Latin authors and/or images of classical importance regarding a major aspect of Roman civilization. Each student will then write an expository essay based on a given thesis statement.

Modern Myth

2017 Modern Myth Scoring Rules

This is a pre-convention contest: all entries will be submitted and judged before the National Convention. The winning entries will be announced at the convention. The JCL member submitting the entry must attend the convention in order for his or her entry to win an award.

Slogan

2017 Slogan Contest Scoring Rules

This is a pre-convention contest: all entries will be submitted and judged before the National Convention. The winning entries will be announced at the convention. The JCL member submitting the entry must attend the convention in order for his or her entry to win an award. The entry must be submitted electronically via https://njclslogan2018.eventbrite.com and contain the following information: the slogan, the delegate's name, the full name of the delegate's school, city, and state. Slogans will be forwarded to judges exactly as received with all spelling, punctuation, grammatical, and typographical errors included. Submit the entry no later than midnight (EDT) June 1.