George McGovern Invitational
2017 — Mitchell, SD/US
This event consists of interpreting a selection from a single source such as an oration, address, lecture, or essay. (No cuttings from poems, plays, or other works of fiction are allowed in this event.) The Non-Original Oratory can be serious, humorous or a mixture of serious and humorous sentiments. Non-Original Oratory has been exempted from the “copyrighted and published” regulation because oratory, in its origin, is basically an oral medium of communication. However, selections shall not be the original work of the contestant. The maximum time of presentation, including the introduction, is ten minutes. The use of a manuscript is optional.