Since 2018, the University of Ottawa has been organizing this competition in collaboration with the Woods firm. The winner will pocket the tidy sum of $ 1000. The second and third will also receive a check, the amount of which has not yet been disclosed.
The winner will also win the cup called Shen-Joly, in honor of two students, Karina Joly and Ted Shen, both very involved in law school.
Applicants have until February 26 to submit a short video of approximately 5 minutes, in English or French.
The regulations specify that there should be no cuts, no editing and no special effects. There is a maximum of 30 participants. The university has decided to go for the “first come, first served” rule.
At the end of this first round, five speakers will be selected.
The organizers advise participants to bring a microphone and correctly frame their performance.
The three subjects proposed this year are: “What does time teach us? “,” If life, as of today, was a game, describe the rules of the game “and finally,” Dying, isn’t that the most conformist thing we can do? “.