LHS Oriole Oral Interp Invitational

2022 — Lennox, SD/US


Abbreviation Story
Format Speech
Entry Fee $3.00
Entry 1 competitors per entry

Event Description:

The purpose of Storytelling is to give students the opportunity to develop the art of creating a mood wherein a spoken narrative transports the audience to the time and place of the story being recounted. A storyteller is a narrator - not an actor or actress - and although gestures, pantomime, movement, and characterization are not barred, they must be used with restraint. The focus of the presentation must be on the narrative, with the teller acting as a presenter and not a performer. The teller must clearly grasp and convey the meaning of the tale. The judge should rate highly the mechanics of superior speaking: fluency, vocal variety, articulation, eye contact, gesture. The use of a manuscript is optional. The storyteller may speak standing or seated in a chair or combination of both. No stools are permitted. The chair used in performance must be provided by the host site. No props or visual aids may be used. "When the teller has been successful in bringing the tale to life, the telling will seem entirely natural, almost effortless". a. Single published, printed story, anecdote, tale, myth or legend must be retold without the use of props. b. The maximum time is five minutes, but the story may be briefer without penalty. An introduction must be included within the five-minute time limit c. The student may not tell a story he/she used in previous years of competition in Storytelling within district or region contests or the State Festival. d. The use of a manuscript is optional. The story may be delivered standing or seated in a chair or combination of both. e. Gestures, pantomime, and characterization may be used with restraint but the focus must be on the Narrative. f. A theme shall be chosen by the Speech Advisory Committee annually. The theme for the 2019-20 school year shall be – Heroism