Delta Novice

2023 — PASCO, WA/US


Abbreviation OO
Format Speech
Entry Fee $5.00
Entry 1 competitors per entry

Event Description:

We follow NSDA rules and guideline. Some are quoted below.

Purpose: The general purpose of the speech is to persuade. Any other purpose such as to inform or entertain shall be secondary.

Contest: This contest comprises only memorized orations actually composed by the contestants and not used by them during a previous contest season. No visual aids are permitted.

Subject: Any appropriate subject may be used, but the orator must be truthful. Any non-factual reference, especially a personal one, must be so identified.

Length: The time limit in Original Oratory is ten minutes with a 30-second “grace period.” Should a student go beyond the grace period, the student may not be ranked 1st. No minimum time is mandated.

Quotation:Not more than 150 words of the oration may be direct quotation from any other speech or writing.