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2023 VA DeMolay Conclave Competition and Award Registration

June 16, 2023

Virginia DeMolay will hold our 2023 Conclave at the Newport News Marriott at City Center over the weekend of July 20-23, 2023. As in previous years, Virginia DeMolay will present a number of trophies and awards throughout the weekend. Please review the following for information on submission formats and deadlines:

Competitions – Regional Master Councilors must register their regions’ competing teams with Dad Sellers ( and Jesse Banks ( by 7/1/2023:

  • Basketball

  • Chess

  • Softball

  • State Representative DeMolay

  • Tennis Singles

  • Tennis Doubles

  • Volleyball

  • Essay - Please use the entry form located at The 2023 essay topic is "Being a member of Virginia DeMolay, what in your DeMolay experience have you learned that sets you apart from your peers in your community and in your academics?"

  • Oratorical - Please use the entry form located at The 2023 oratorical topic is “6th Precept, Cleanness.”

Award Applications – due to by 7/1/2023:

Award Applications – due to and by 7/1/2023:

Award Applications – due to Dad Sellers on first day of Conclave (may be submitted earlier to

The following awards DO NOT require application, as they are determined by information already available to the evaluators:

  • Chapter Representative DeMolay

  • Galloping Gavel

Schedules, winners' listings and rules for all contests are always available online at

Please contact me with any questions.  Good luck to all of our competitors!


Dad Sellers

VA DeMolay Competitions Advisor

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