As the 50th anniversary of JFK’s famous peace speech at American University in June 1963 approaches, the AU School of Communication is sponsoring an undergraduate speechwriting contest to emulate his eloquent example.
“The challenge: Answer the question ‘What would a JFK say Now?’ by writing a commencement speech of no more than 1,500 words outlining what you think a President should say today on any broad world issue.”
The contest is only open to AU undergraduates. The winner receives a $500 prize.
If you can’t enter the contest, you can watch the speech.