North Mecklenburg Viking Classic

2023 — Huntersville, NC/US

Original Oratory

Abbreviation OO
Format Speech
Entry Fee $10.00
Entry 1 competitors per entry

Event Description:

Students deliver a self-written speech on a topic of their choosing. Limited in their ability to quote words directly (no more than 150 quoted words), competitors craft an argument using evidence, logic, and emotional appeals. Topics range widely and are often persuasive in nature. The speech is delivered from memory. NSDA guidelines apply.

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.