Saints Classic

2023 — Ridgeland, MS/US

Original Oratory

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

Event Description:


  • The oration shall require no more than ten minutes. There is a 30-second grace period. Students who exceed the time limit by more than 30 seconds should not be given first in the panel. There is no official minimum time limit.

  • The oration may be on any appropriate subject and must be the original work of the student with no more than 150 words of the oration used as a direct quotation from another speech or writing.

  • An Original Oratory may not include any portion of a student’s Expository and/or Informative Speech if entered at the same tournament.

  • An original copy of the Oratory must be present at the tournament for verification purposes. The copy should include a current bibliography of all sources used. The copy may be digital as long as it is easily accessible.

  • The performance must be memorized.