Oratorical Declamation

This event is limited to Freshmen and Sophomores. A student presents a memorized speech written by another orator.

  1. Students have  10 minutes (with a 30 second grace period).
  2. An introduction is memorized and must contain information about the author and original setting for the speech. It lasts no longer than 60 seconds.
  3. The student has chosen a speech previously given by another person and memorized it. The competitor’s presentation is an interpretation of the meaning of the message of the original speech.
  4. The judge should critique the delivery of the speech not its content.
Message from the League Director

Welcome to the 2021-2022 tournament season!  We’re looking forward to an awesome competition season, albeit online. We plan to conduct all debate and limited prep events in real-time online, and will be conducting other speech events via asynchronous online competition (through recorded performances).    Good luck to everyone as we prepare for amazing competitions!