Entries are currently being accepted for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Youth Oratorical Contest.

Entries are currently being accepted for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Youth Oratorical Contest.

Students in grades K-12 from the Franklin County area are invited to participate. The contest will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at the King Arts Complex, 867 Mt. Vernon Ave.

The theme of this year's contest is "Revitalize, Rejuvenate, Recommit." Contestants are required to present original orations about Dr. King and his many accomplishments.

To enter the contest, students should mail a completed registration packet and their written oration to Nikki Jenkins, c/o Columbus Community Relations Commission, 1111 E. Broad St. 3rd Floor, Columbus 43215.

Registration information may be obtained online at http://community.ci.columbus.oh.us or by calling (614) 645-1993.

The deadline to enter is Friday, Nov. 13.