WASHINGTON, DC (November 26, 2019) - Blacks In Government Region XI Council is please to announce the winners of the 2019 Youth Art Competition.

1st Place Winner
“Child Soldiers”
Medium Used: Ceramic
Created by: Caitlyn Johnson, Washington DC

2nd Place Winner
“Harlem Renaissance”

Medium Used: Water color and acrylic paint
Created by: Jacquelyn Person

Blacks In Government Region XI invited students from the Washington DC Metropolitan Area to participate in the 2019 Youth Art Competition to help youth build their creative confidence. The competition ended July 15, 2019.

Two (2) finalists art work will be featured in the BIG Region XI Council 2020 Calendar and will receive cash prizes, gifts, and will be invited to the 2019 BIG Region XI Council Awards Gala on December 8, 2019, where his/her artwork will be displayed. The first prize winner will be featured on the cover of the Region XI 2020 Calendar and the 2nd prize winner be featured inside.

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2020 Oratorical
The National Organization of Blacks In Government (BIG) sponsors a Training In Communications (TIC) program. The purpose of this program is to provide young people training in communication and leadership skills, and practical experiences to develop those skills. The TIC Program is composed of two parts: a) Communications Academy, and b) Student Oratorical Contest. The TIC targets 9th – 12th Grade students to compete for scholarships and awards.

The TIC program enables BIG to make a positive contribution in the community, thus increasing the chapter’s visibility. It provides an excellent opportunity to share with others BIG’s mission and vision.

The Oratorical segment of the program concludes at BIG’s National Training Conference at the National Oratorical Competition. First place winners from Chapter Level with compete at the Regional Councils’ Oratorical Competition and First place winners will compete in the national competition. Students will receive awards (plaques and scholarships) for successfully preparing and presenting an original oration. The National Awards range from $1000 - 400.

2020 S.T.E.M.
The National Organization of Blacks In Government (BIG) also sponsors the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics-Student Competition (STEM-SC), which was formerly the Information Superhighway Student Competition (ISSC). The competition provides high school students with the chance to develop computer skills and demonstrate their expertise and creativity using the computer technology. It targets 9th - 12th Grade students to compete for scholarships and awards.

The computer competition allows chapters and regional councils to make a positive contribution in their community, thus increasing visibility. This provides an avenue for chapter and regional council members to participate in a worthwhile and increasing the chapter's/council's ability to recruit and retain members.

The computer competition will occur at the BIG National Training Institute. First place winners from the chapter competitions compete at the regional level. Regional Councils' computer competition winners compete in the national contest. The national awards range from $1000- $400.

Regional winners will be selected and submitted to the National Program and Planning Chair.

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Questions? complete the youth oratorical and stem interest form.


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