Under 30 Speech Contest

Ellen Densmore

In the midst of our keynote speeches at the Western Conservative Summit, we are reserving ten minutes for the winner of our national Under-30 Speech Contest. This is YOUR moment to become a conservative star – speaking before thousands of attendees and hundreds of media outlets.

Submit your ten-minute speech via YouTube. The winning speech will be determined by the Western Conservative Summit organizers and the Washington Examiner. The theme for the 2019 Western Conservative Summit is Defending Religious Freedom and America’s First Amendment, and speakers are encouraged to consider the theme in their speech topic. Videos will be judged by conservative content, the number of views, thumbs up, and more.

Contestants must be United States citizens and under the age of thirty. Travel and accommodations will be covered. Winner will receive VIP access to the Western Conservative Summit.

Video submissions must be received by midnight, Sunday, June 16, 2019.

*Not under-30? Share this with a young conservative!


Speech length: 10 minutes

Videos are judged by leaders from the Centennial Institute and Washington Examiner based upon conservative content, quality of speech, and command of the stage. Do not just sit in front of your computer and read a speech!

Please submit your video via YouTube link in the submission form. Share your video with your friends as likes and comments are taken into consideration by the judges.

Winner will be provided airfare, accommodations, and a VIP Summit Pass to the Western Conservative Summit. The Western Conservative Summit takes place July 12-13, 2019 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado.

If you have any questions, contact the Centennial Institute at centennial@ccu.edu.

Previous winners:
2016: https://youtu.be/QKrdkmjTuUc
2017: https://youtu.be/pmVpCVml6rM
2018: https://youtu.be/VuRc8Cb5930