State Ritual Contest

The Maine Elks Association State Lodge Ritual Contest will take place at the Sanford Elks Lodge #1470 on February 27, 2022.

The contest is open to any Maine Elk Lodge  and its officers to compete using the initiatory ritual. The officers must perform their parts from memory, and will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Impressiveness (50% of Score)
  • Deportment or Movements (10% of Score)
  • Pronunciation (7% of Score)
  • Word Accuracy (30% of Score)
  • Team Appearance (3% of Score)

The winning team will receive funds from the State Association to assist with traveling to the National Lodge Ritual Contest to be held at the Grand Lodge Convention in Atlanta, Georgia in July 2022.

If your Lodge would like to compete in this competition, contact State Ritualistic Director Frank Ricker.

11 O’Clock Toast & Flag Presentation Contests

 The Maine Elks Association 11 O’Clock Toast and Flag Presentation Contests will take place at the TBD Elk Lodge on TBD, 2022.

The contests are open to any current Exalted Ruler or Past Exalted Ruler of a Maine Lodge. The contestants will recite the 11 O’Clock Toast from the initiatory ritual from memory.

The 11 O’Clock Toast Contest will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Impressiveness
  • Word Accuracy
  • Pronunciation

The Flag Presentation Contest is new for 2022, and contestants will perform the final charge and flag presentation during the initiatory ritual. The contestants will be judged on the following criteria”

  • Impressiveness
  • Word Accuracy
  • Pronunciation
  • Deportment (movement)

The ritual competitions are intended to encourage improvement of the performance of the Elk rituals in a fun way.

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