Newton South Winter Festival
2017 — Newton, MA/US
The student presents original thought and commentary on a topic of his/her choice. Generally, but not always, the speech is of a persuasive nature. A maximum of 150 directly quoted words is allowed in the oration. Students will be judged on their delivery skills and ability to discuss the topic effectively and intelligently. Students must use their own work. Students in Original Oratory are responsible for the accuracy of citations of evidence. Students must cite facts and analysis from source material accurately and in keeping with the author’s intent. Judges may request to see original copies of sources cited, and bring discrepancies to the attention of the tournament director.
Time: 10 minute maximum, including introduction (30 second grace); no minimum