North Mecklenburg Viking Classic
2023 — Huntersville, NC/US
Students bring history to life by delivering a speech that has been delivered by someone else. From the historical greats to contemporary public orations, students perform a memorized speech. Selections may include, but are not limited to, professional speeches, public orations, former competition speeches, eulogies, sermons, etc. Topics can vary widely based on the interest of the student. The introduction must name the work and author and describe the actual circumstances under which the speech was originally presented. The goal of Declamation is for the student to perform another speaker’s message in their own voice. Declamation is only open to students in 9th and 10th grades.
Speech may not have been used by the competitor in a prior school year. Speech may not be used by student in another event.
The maximum time limit is 10 minutes. Students exceeding the time limit by more than 30 seconds cannot receive a first-place rank.