OJCL Latin Leveling and Competition Rules
Photo of the Season
Graphic Arts Contests
Creative Arts Contests
Not sure what category your project should be? Confused about a requirement? Have a general question about the rules? Email firstname.lastname@example.org your concern!
Topics for 2022!
Music Video topic: Infinitives
Commercial topic: Ancient Olympics
Monologue: Phaethon and Helios
Comic Panel Story Telling: Etruscans
Costume: The Ancient Sea
(N.B. Contestant(s) must choose a character from ancient Latin or Greek literature that relates to the theme above. If students compete as a pair, the two characters they choose must have a connection to the theme and to each other)
Topics for 2020/2021!
Music Video topic: Hercules
Commercial topic: City of Rome
Couples – Apollo and Artemis (N.B. this does not align with NJCL!)
Monologue: Nero and Agrippina
Comic Panel Story Telling: Monster Origin Stories
Topics for 2019!
Music Video topic: Dative Case
Commercial topic: Pan
Boys – Lucius Tarquinius Superbus
Girls – Tullia (Minor)
Couples – Numa Pompilius and Egeria
N.B. NJCL has another Costume Character that OJCL will not be offering this year. Please see NJCL.org for more information on this.
Monologue: Diana and Actaeon
Comic Panel Story Telling: Stories from Jason & the Argonauts
2018 Best of Show!
Topics for 2018!
Music Video topic: Horatius Cocles (at the bridge)
Commercial topic: Emperor Hadrian
Boys – Ixion
Girls – Danaid
Couples – Hades and Persephone
Monologue: Julia (daughter of Caesar) and Pompey the Great
Comic Panel Story Telling: Illustrated Poetry. Take a lyric poem or chunk of epic poem (translated) from the Classical canon and illustrate the contents in panel form.
Check out the 2017 Best of Show!
Music Video topic: Latin Pronouns
Commercial topic: Aqueducts
Boys – Laocoon
Girls – Iphigenia
Couples – Priam and Hecuba
Monologue: Baucis and Philemon
Check out the 2016 Best of Show!
Panel/Comic Storytelling: Roman Legends (i.e. early stories such as Horatius, Mucius, Cloelia, etc., NO mythology)
Music Video topic: Seven Kings of Rome
Commercial topic: Hephaestus
Monologue: Paris and Helen
Boys – Odysseus
Girls – Calypso
Couples – Scylla & Charybdis
UPDATES FOR ALL CONTESTS
Multimedia, Skit, Commercial, and Music Video must be postmarked by Feb 11th.
*must include submission form
Poetry and Modern Myth must be posted on OJCL.org by 11:59pm on Feb 11th.
Cartoon, Panel/Comic Storytelling, Service, and Publication must be emailed to the appropriate person 11:59pm on Feb 11th.
*the email must include a PDF file of the entry AND in the body of the email it must include the information listed on the submission form.
Panel/Comic Storytelling: Origin Stories
Music Video topic: the Present Tense
Commercial topic: 2nd Punic War
Monologue: Apollo and Daphne
Boys – Phaethon
Girls – Circe
Couples – Aphrodite and Hephaestus
Take a look at the 2014 submissions for Commercial (Nero), Music Video (Ablative Case), and Club Video (the story of the club)!
Music Video topic: the Ablative Case
Commercial topic: Emperor Nero, his life and reign.
Monologue: Medea and Jason
Boys – Helios
Girls – Eos
Couples – Selene and Endymion
Update for the 2013 Club Construction Contest!
This year, in lieu of the Club Construction Contest, the board will be hosting the first ever Club Video Contest! Much like the Club Construction Contest, each school will be allowed to submit one video representative of their club to answer the prompt:
(to be announced at convention)
The video must fit the following criteria:
- 10-30 seconds in length
- Addresses the prompt
- No inappropriate content (all school rules apply in the production of the video)
- The video must be sent in by a sponsor
- The video may be submitted in any format playable on a computer
Videos must be recorded at OJCL Convention after the contest has been introduced at GA. One representative will record their school’s video and send it to the Second Vice-President via the following email:
This video is for the use of the OJCL Convention only. It may not and will not be published in any format (YouTube, OJCL website, etc.), but may be shown only during a GA at convention. Submission of a video for this contest is giving the OJCL your permission to show the video at convention. Please remember to only film people with their permission.
Listed above are the convention contest pages as well as the rules in downloadable format.