Mountain View Toro Country Classic TOC Congress and IE NIETOC

2021 — Mesa, AZ/US

Middle School Storytelling

Abbreviation MSS
Format Speech
Entry Fee $6.00
Entry 1 competitors per entry

Event Description:


1. Competitors will be required to submit the links on

2. A single published, printed story, anecdote, tale, myth, or legend must be retold without notes or props. Any theme/topic area may be used.

3. The student may not tell a story they have used previously in any Association tournaments (district or national).

4. The delivery must be extempore, not read. No book or script may be used. The story may be delivered standing or seated.

5. Gestures, pantomime, and characterization may be used with restraint, but the focus must be on the narrative.

6. The retelling must be true to the original tale. The contestant may not add original material or materially change the content of the story.

7. The maximum time limit is 5 minutes with a 30-second “grace period.” No minimum time is mandated.