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To enhance the leadership skills for university males by creating an infrastructure for leadership that enables them to develop as spokespersons, role models and leaders in their universities and communities. The participants will gain from expert speakers, forums and workshops. The conference will culminate in a competition that showcases each participants, talent, oratorical skills, ease of manner and professional bearing.
The activities will take place on the campus of Lincoln University (MO) and the Best Western Capital Inn. The culminating event will be held on the campus of Lincoln University (MO) at Richardson Fine Arts Center on February 8, 2014 at 7 PM.
All kings are required to complete the entire application, the personal self-portrait form, the talent profile and write a three (3) minute speech on the following topic: Historically Black Colleges and Universities: The cornerstones of African American history and culture-- Black males the catalyst for the survival of these great institutions. The speech must be content specific and original. Each king will present his speech during the preliminary competition.
A 3x5 or 5x7 headshot in a business suit and tie, without a crown, is required. The early bird registration fee of $565 and the chaperone fee of $325 are non-refundable. All items must be postmarked by December 9, 2013. After December 9, 2013 the registration fee will be $600 for each king and $350 for chaperones. You can apply online or, if you prefer, print the application and mail to:
Attn: Dawn R. Collins
820 Chestnut Young Hall, Room 301
Jefferson City, Missouri 65101
Policies, Rules, and Regulations
The following rules and regulations for the Mr. Historically Black Colleges and Universities Kings’ Leadership Conference and Competition is presented for your convenience and are not intended to be inclusive. Please read this list carefully. Everyone, including candidates, relatives and friends must adhere to the rules and regulations. Failure to abide could result in disqualification from the competition.
Eligible candidates must meet all of the requirements as listed below:
¨ The candidate must be currently enrolled and in good standing at the college or university he is representing
¨ The candidate must be between 18 and 28 years of age
¨ The candidate is required to participate in all conference and competition activities
All participants are required to provide their own transportation to and from Jefferson City, Missouri. Plan to arrive at the Best Western Capital Inn, 1937 Christy Drive, Jefferson City, Missouri, no later than 3 p. m. on Wednesday, February 5, 2014. Airports and distance from Lincoln University are as follows: Columbia Regional Airport (about 35 minutes), St. Louis Lambert Airport (about 1 hour and 45 minutes) and Kansas City International Airport (about 2 hours and 30 minutes). We suggest renting a car at the airport or contacting George Tyus, owner of Tyus Enterprise at (573) 230-6455 for shuttle service from any airport in Missouri. Amtrak train provides service to Jefferson City. A shuttle will be provided from the Best Western Capital Inn to the university.
Lodging is included in the registration fee for KINGS ONLY. Kings, and chaperones are required to stay at the Best Western Capital Inn. Chaperones are required to make their own reservations, and are responsible for full payment. Reservations may be obtained by calling the Best Western Capital Inn at (573) 635-4175 and asking for the Kings Competition Block. The cost for a single or double room is $84.53 with a tax exempt letter from your university.
Meals are included in the registration fee and will be provided by the university’s food service. Meals from any other location, with the exception of special luncheons and banquets, will be at the purchaser’s expense.
Business casual is required unless otherwise specified. Suits and ties will be required for most events. In addition, the following outfits will be needed for the competition:
►PLEASE BRING YOUR SASH
►Poise and projection segment: Black tuxedo is required. The style should be indicative of your personal style. Accentuate the tuxedo with the color of your choice (vest and tie).
►Oratory: Business suit and tie
►Production number:Attire requirements will be emailed after full registration fee is received.
►Rehearsal: Sufficient casual and comfortable clothing for rehearsal
►Talent segment: All necessary items needed to perform (i.e., costume, taped music, props, etc.)
Scholarships and other prizes will be awarded as follows:
Each king will be judged in the following categories:
We look forward to working with you and seeing you on February 5, 2014! Please submit all photographs to us NO LATER THAN December 9, 2013. If you have any questions or need additional information, please call Ms. Dawn Collins at 573-681-5611 (Co-Coordinator of the Mr. HBCU Kings’ Leadership Conference and Competition).
Each contestant is required to deliver a three minute speech in business attire. The contestants will be judged on articulation, elocution, content, presentation and projection during delivery. Points will be deducted for exceeding the three minute limit.
Allocation of points
Contestants will be required to display the talent of his choice. The delivery should not exceed
three minutes. If props are required, one minute will be allowed for set up. The contestant will be judged on confidence, originality, delivery and costuming. Points will be deducted for exceeding the three minute limit.
Allocation of points
The candidate will demonstrate ease of manner in this segment. Each candidate should wear a tuxedo that demonstrates his own personal style. The candidate will be judged on appearance, style and ease of manner.
Allocation of points
This is the question and answer segment. Each finalist will be asked an on-the-spot question and will be judged on articulation, deportment, and how well he answers with confidence and ease.