District V Speech and Debate DISTRICT Tournament

2022 — Pocatello, ID/US

Extemporaneous Speaking

Abbreviation EXT
Format Speech
Entry Fee $0.00 (Plus $5/student)
Entry Limit Per School 6
Entry 1 competitors per entry

Event Description:

Time: 7 min. maximum Time signals: provided

Draw Event Topics selected/prepared in draw room

Upon arrival to the draw room at the beginning of round one, competitors will choose domestic or international news, for use during the entire tournament. Topics will be chosen from those provided by the NFHS during the three months prior to State. The draw room will post three topics in each category (domestic and international) from which each speaker may choose. Additional sets of topics for each speaker will be posted every seven minutes. He/she will have 30 minutes to prepare, and may use an index and research periodicals during this time. Resource materials will not be provided by the tournament. During the presentation, the contestant may use a 4 x 6 note card written on one side. The topics will be stapled to the ballot packet and the judge should circle the topic selection of each competitor and return the topic sheet with the ballots at the conclusion of the round.”. The speech should be a synthesis of fact and opinion on the topic - not a memory test of any particular magazine.