Learn the Address | Education | OETA

The Address Video Upload Contest is a learning opportunity for your staff and students.  As participant are encouraged to recite the Gettysburg Address, questions will be raised that will open the door to discussions of historical figures such as President Abraham Lincoln and US historical events such as the Civil War.  Also, participants are encouraged to dive into the facts surrounding Lincoln’s delivery of the Gettysburg Address in order to deepen their understanding of its importance.  We, at OETA have joined with documentarian Ken Burns in encouraging everyone to learn and recite the Gettysburg Address.  We have developed this contest as an incentive for your staff and students to participate.  The prizes are: 

1st Place:  Class set* of tablet computers and A local screening of “The Address”

2nd Place:  Video projector

3rd Place:  OETA Historical DVD Gift Set

All winners receive a Ken Burn’s DVD set for their school.  The Ken Burns DVD set includes “The Address”, “Lincoln@Gettysburg”, “The Civil War” 2011 Commemorative Edition and “Gettysburg:  The Boys in Blue and Gray”.  The contest is simple, have your entire staff and student body record themselves reciting or reading the Gettysburg Address, then upload to learntheaddress.org.  As people are uploading be sure to keep track.  Once everyone has uploaded their video to learntheaddress.org, complete the entry form and mail or fax it to:


Attn:  Video Contest

7403 North Kelley Avenue

Oklahoma City, OK  73111

405.879.4355 (fax)

Contest Entry Form

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The entry form for the Learn the Address Contest in PDF form.

Disclaimer:  Only contest winners will be notified. A class set is based on average class size of the winning school up to 20. The first place winner agrees to host a community screening at their school site on April 30, 2014 and agrees to offer full support in planning and coordination of the screening. Funding for THE ADDRESS is provided by Bank of America; the Anne Ray Charitable Trust; Public Broadcasting Service; and members of The Better Angels Society, including The Pfeil Foundation and Robert & Beverly Grappone. Funding was also provided by Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), as part of “American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen,” a public media initiative to help communities solve the national high school dropout crisis and keep more students on a successful path to college and career.