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Equity and Justice Speech Competition

The Carlsbad Equality Coalition (CEC) will be hosting a speech competition for middle/high school students across Carlsbad.

We are asking students to write and recite a 1-3 minute speech answering this question: TBD

We will be offering a $500 scholarship for the 1st place winner of the competition, and a $200 scholarship for the 2nd place winner. 


The competition happens in two stages. The first is an online submission via YouTube, in which students will need to send us a 1-3 minute recording of their speech. From there, we will choose our finalists by TBD, 2024.

The finalist competition will be hosted in person in Carlsbad at Pilgrim Church on TBD.


For questions about rules, requirements, and what students will be judged on, email

or read our rules and guidelines below.

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