Concours d’art oratoire

Home/Activities/Youth Activities/Concours d’art oratoire
Concours d’art oratoire 2018-01-22T17:50:44-05:00



Concours d’art oratoire is a French speaking competition for French second-language and first-language students.

The competition is facilitated by Canadian Parents for French (CPF), and each year, many CPF volunteers support Concours at the school, divisional, provincial and national levels of competition.  The Manitoba provincial Concours d’art oratoire is held every spring at l’Université de Saint-Boniface (USB).

Concours d’art oratoire is open to students from grades 3-12 and includes the categories of Early Immersion, Late Immersion, French: Communication and Culture (Core/Basic), French: Communication and Culture (Extended/Enriched/Advanced), Français and Impromptu.

Prizes, including cash, trophies and plaques are awarded to winners in each category at the provincial level of competition. First place winners from the grades 11 & 12 categories (excluding Impromptu) also have the opportunity to participate in the national competition, in Ottawa in June. There, scholarships of varying amounts are awarded the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners, some in excess of $30,000.  In addition, $1,000 entrance scholarships are awarded to each National Concours participant who attends and competes, but does not place in the top three of their category.





Please note:

  • Where the category indicates OR, students may choose one of the two speech options provided. Both options compete in one category. For example: for Early Immersion, grades 3 & 4, students may choose between a speech OR Raconter une histoire, with both types of speech competing in the same category.


  • Where the category indicates two options separated by a horizontal line, this means that they are two separate categories for the program and grade level. For example: for the category of Late Immersion, grades 9 & 10, students may choose to participate in EITHER the speech category or Dans l’œil du dragon – duo category.


Click here to download the category table.




December 13, 2017 Deadline to submit the Notification of Intent to Participate to CPF-Manitoba to ensure participation of school division/school in the provincial competition.
April 16, 2018 Deadline to notify CPF-Manitoba of divisional winners (please use the Notification of Divisional Winners Form that will be provided in the January package and available on the website:

This document is to be submitted together with the $20.00 registration fee for each student.

April 16, 2018 Deadline to submit Official Student Registration Form for students competing at the provincial level, in grade 11/12 categories (is not  required for the Impromptu category).
May 5, 2018 Provincial finals for all categories at the Université de Saint-Boniface.
June 2, 2018 National competition for grade 11/12 categories (excluding Impromptu) in Ottawa, ON.


Official Categories

Intent to Participate

2018 Concours Rulebook



Official Student Registration Form For Grades 11/12 ONLY (Click here for the Word document)

Category Change Form

Notification of Divisional Winners (Click here for the Word document)


Judging Rubric-Speech Categories grades 3-10  //  Formulaire d’évaluation-discours 3-10

Judging Rubric-Speech Categories 11-12  //  Formulaire d’évaluation-discours 11-12

Judging Rubric-Ma vie   //   Formulaire d’évaluation-Ma vie

Judging Rubric-Une conversation imaginaire   //   Formulaire d’évaluation-Une conversation imaginaire

Judging Rubric-Speech/Raconter une histoire    //   Formulaire d’évaluation-Raconter une histoire

Judging Rubric-Dans l’œil du dragon    //   Formulaire d’évaluation-Dans l’œil du dragon


Impromptu Category Details

Impromptu Speaking Guidelines

Judging Rubric-Impromptu Categories    //    Formulaire d’évaluation-catégories Impromptu