Saints Classic

2023 — Ridgeland, MS/US

Program of Oral Interpretation

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

Event Description:


  • Competitors may mix selections from prose, poetry, and drama together to create one theme. The competitor must use at least 2 of the 3 literature types. The delivery of the entire program must be delivered from a manuscript.

  • The selection 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 place in the panel. There is no official time limit.

  • Movement during the performance is allowed. The manuscript may be used as a prop during the performance.

  • The focus of the event is to develop a theme or argument through the use of narrative, story, and/or characterization.