$10,000 prize up for grabs in 'Inspire like Churchill' competition

"People are looking for the kind of visionary leadership and resilience that Churchill had, and exhibited," says Churchill Museum Curator.

The Randy Tobler Show
May 13, 2020 - 7:30 am

(KFTK) –  Tim Riley, the Curator of the National Churchill Museum in Fulton, MO, joined Randy to discuss details of a new international competition to craft an inspirational speech in the vein of late British Prime Minister Winston Churchill.

"We've challenged everyone, worldwide, any age, to put together a short 300-word essay or video clip speech to use words and language to offer a message of resilience, to offer a message of hope that we can get through this," says Riley. 

The winner could help out their favorite person or agency fighting the Covid-19 outbreak. 

"The grand prize, is a $10,000 prize to the health care agency, or hospice or front line healthcare worker or agency of the winner's choice," says Riley. "So it's a chance to not only inspire like Churchill, but make a real difference to  those on the front lines of the current battle against the virus."



In the Age of COVID-19, Can You ‘Inspire Like Churchill’?

·        In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, the International Churchill Society is launching a global competition inspired by the famous speeches of Britain's wartime Prime Minister.

·        The winner will receive a $10,000 donation for a frontline health organization, hospice or hospital of their choosing.

·        The competition – coinciding with the 75th anniversary of VE Day - asks participants to write or deliver an inspirational speech of hope in response to the current global challenges.

·        Entries will be judged by a panel including descendants of Winston Churchill, Randolph Churchill and Celia Sandys and ICS trustee Andrew Roberts, historian, and author of international bestseller Churchill: Walking with Destiny. The judging panel also includes leading experts and historians Erik Larson, Candice Millard and President of the British Academy, Sir David Cannadine.


Submit your entry by 11am on  Sunday, May 30:  https://winstonchurchill.org/inspire-like-churchill-2020

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