Abbeville Highs Speech Tournament

2023 — Abbeville, LA/US

Advanced Oral Interpretation

Abbreviation AOI
Format Speech
Entry Fee $6.00
Entry 1 competitors per entry

Event Description:

Students will present an interpretation of a prose or poetry selection in alternating rounds, the order of which will be

governed by the tournament director. Selections must be published, and the performer should establish the title and

author(s) in a brief introduction. The poetry being presented may be from one selection or a series of selections by

the same author or developing the same theme. Original poetry, verse written as drama, and plays are not allowed.

Different characters may be established but are not required. Adaptations may be made for the purpose of continuity

only. A reasonable balance of eye contact must be maintained between the audience and the manuscript. The

binder may be used as a prop. While singing is permitted, it should not be excessive or dominate the performance.

The contestant must remain standing and may not kneel or sit on the floor.