Tournament of Lights

2020 — NSDA Campus, ME/US

Poetry Reading Novice

Abbreviation PO
Format Speech
Entry Fee $7.00
Entry 1 competitors per entry

Event Description:

Limited to competitors in first year of competition. Presentations may be of a single printed-published poem or creative arrangement of multiple printed-published poems of any style or meter. Presentations using multiple compositions must preserve the essence of each original poem, but are not limited to presenting each poem one at a time; it is acceptable to intermingle sections of poems for a more creative, thematic, or emotional experience. Stronger arrangements center on a dynamic theme.

The presentation should express ideas, experience, or emotion through sound, rhythm, and meaning by use of voice, gesture, facial expression, and conservative movement. Should demonstrate a clear understanding of the composition and project its meaning, message and tone. Even if the piece is memorized, the competitor should occasionally reference the script as if reading.

No costuming or props. Outside of grace period cannot be first. Always scripted.

Handbook description on Indicate time of delivery. Provide complete and constructive feedback, especially a reason for your rank. See or text Tab 207-370-4632 for questions.