The four categories of competition are:
Poetry/Monologue Description – Students will choose a poem of 20 lines or more or a 2-3 minute monologue, memorize the selection, and recite the poem or monologue from memory. If a poem is selected, a brief biography of 4-6 sentences about the poet should accompany the poem. Speakers should have good eye contact, good volume, interesting vocal variety, and be able to answer questions about the selection if asked.
Meaningful Personal Object Speech Description – Students will choose a meaningful personal object (no live animals please) and write and deliver a speech to describe the object, tell where they got the object, and why it is meaningful to them. Speakers should introduce themselves, show the object, and give a conclusion to the speech.
Depth of Knowledge Speech Information – Students will present a speech on a researched topic of their choice following the MLA outline format given in a way that incorporates significant eye contact, natural gestures, interesting vocal variety, effective visual aids, and clear organization of your topic