Mustang Madness

2024 — Herriman, UT/US

Declamation--Varsity - B In Person

Abbreviation VDE-B
Format Speech
Entry Fee $5.00
Entry Limit Per School 2
Entry 1 competitors per entry

Event Description:

You can leave and save comments for each individual separately and then comments to team as a whole. Please make sure to leave something. You should enter your decision first and then you can update or put in comments later if needed or type as you go.

Students will occasionally ask for time signals, it is up to you whether or not you would like to honor that request. Time signals are a simple system that let competitors know how much time they have used throughout the speech. The most common time signals are to alert the student when they have two minutes remaining by holding two of your fingers in the air, like a peace sign, and to alert them when they have one minute remaining by holding one finger in the air.

In speech, it is common for competitors to enter in more than one event for the tournament, this is called being cross-entered. Student’s who are cross-entered should be allowed to speak earlier in the round if they have another event to go to, and should be excused for entering the round late if they were competing in a different event in the same round.

At the end of the round, the judge will evaluate the speakers and rate them on a scale from one to six, with the best performance receiving the one ranking. After the rankings are complete, judges should return their ballots to the tournament organizer if on paper, IF online, please put in Rankings ASAP and submit and then return to edit feedback to give further comments.

Declamation is where a competitor finds and memorizes a speech given by someone else (TED TALK, FAMOUS SPEECH, ETC). They have up to 10 minutes (but doesn't have to be). This is judged on their ability to articulate and deliver the speech with meaning and good presentation skills (not the way it was originally given necessarily though).