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Inspire Like Churchill

Winston Churchill, 1941

In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, the International Churchill Society has launched a global competition inspired by the famous speeches of Britain’s wartime Prime Minister. The competition – coinciding in May with the 75th anniversary of VE Day and the 80th anniversary of Winston Churchill becoming Prime Minister – encourages participants to write or deliver an inspirational speech of hope in response to the current global challenges. The winner will receive a $10,000 donation for a frontline health organization, hospice, or hospital of their choosing.

In an observation since cited by many including President Kennedy, journalist Edward R. Murrow said that during the Second World War, Winston Churchill “mobilized the English language and sent it into battle.”

Anyone may enter by submitting a document of up to 300 words or uploading a video of no longer than 60 seconds and no larger than 2MB to the competition webpage. The competition is open to anyone of all ages, anywhere in the world, whether you are a history enthusiast, a student drawn to Churchill’s example, a teacher looking for a way to inspire your class remotely, or a parent trying to home school your children.

Read more on the International Churchill Society website.