Organized with the support of the universities that are involved in the project, the Eloquentia contests have been offering courses to students wishing to learn verbal jousting for free. The competition takes the form of eloquence duels, after which "The Best Speaker of the county” is revealed. Any forms of expression are possible. Candidates can deliver their message in poetry, rhetoric, pleading, or even slam poetry.

Artists like Kery James, Edouard Baer, Gaspard Ulliel, Tahar Rahim, Mouloud Achour, Matthieu Chedid, Michèle Laroque or Leila Bekhti have been juries in the contests alongside lawyers from the Paris Bar Association.

The winner of each competition receives a trophy and a scholarship of 800 euros to help further his education.

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