JCFL Qualifier

2023 — Oxford, MS/US

Duo Interpretation

Abbreviation DUO
Format Speech
Entry Fee $20.00
Overall Entry Limit 48
Entry Limit Per School 6
Entry 2 competitors per entry

Event Description:


  • Maximum - 10 minutes, including introductory and transitional material other than the author’s words. Material thus used should be limited to one minute.
  • If the speakers go over a 30 second grace period, those contestants must not be awarded first place.
  • No minimum time.
  • The selection, delivered by two students each representing the same member school, must be from a single play, fictional, or nonfictional work. A series of poems is permitted. The poetry may be taken from a variety of published sources united by a single poet. It is the affirmative obligation of all NCFL coaches to ensure that all materials presented in interpretation events must be available and readily accessible to all members of the league. Performing the author’s exact words from the published original work is a core value of interpretation in NCFL. Cutting, the removal and rearrangement of the author’s words to shape a 10 minute performance is permitted.
  • The selection must be memorized. If the speaker(s) refers to prepared notes of any kind or a script during the presentation, the team will be disqualified.
  • No properties or costumes of any kind may be used. Using “properties” means manipulating articles of clothing or objects to enhance the performance. Speakers using properties and/or wearing costumes will be disqualified.
  • Performers are not allowed to make deliberate physical contact with each other during the performance, except during the introduction. Physical movement is restricted to performers moving around one another, switching position, pivoting from side to side, or turning around completely. Should the performers make deliberate physical contact with each other during the performance, except during the introduction, or make deliberate physical movements other than those permitted herein, the performers will be disqualified.
  • Positions other than standing should not be excessive in length or dominate the performance..