Saints Classic

2023 — Ridgeland, MS/US

Novice Prose Interpretation

Abbreviation A-NPR
Format Speech
Entry Fee $13.00
Entry 1 competitors per entry

Event Description:


  • 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.

  • Prose includes fiction (short stories, novels) and non-fiction (articles, essays, journals, and biographies).

  • A manuscript is required. The use of the manuscript as a prop is allowed.

  • Eye contact with the audience during the performance should at least be at a 50/50 ratio.

  • The selection must come from a single published source. The original source of the piece must be present and a digital copy of the cutting should be available at the tournament for verification purposes.

  • The performer should remain in one place with motion limited to the waist up.

  • A novice speaker is a competitor in their first year of high-school competition in ANY event. If a student competed in middle school, but never competed against high-school competitors, they may be considered novice during their first high school season.