Saints Classic

2023 — Ridgeland, MS/US


Abbreviation B-DEC
Format Speech
Entry Fee $13.00
Entry Limit Per School 10
Entry 1 competitors per entry

Event Description:


  • The selection has a maximum time of ten minutes. It must be memorized. There is a 30-second grace period. Students who exceed the time limit by more than 30 seconds should not be given first place in the panel.

  • A selection in Declamation must have been originally delivered as a speech by its author, a person other than the present speaker.

  • The event is only open to 9th and 10th-grade students.

  • The speaker should convey the original author’s message in a sincere, honest, and realistic manner. Attempts at dramatization rather than communication should be avoided.

  • A copy of the Declamation must be present at the tournament for verification purposes.