Charlotte Catholic Queen City Invitational

2018 — Charlotte, NC/US

Program Oral Interp

Abbreviation POI
Format Speech
Entry Fee $10.00
Overall Entry Limit 30
Entry 1 competitors per entry

Event Description:

NSDA publication and interpretation rules will be followed.



Students will select and deliver a performance of a combination (or "program") of multiple works of literature. Selections may be works of prose, poetry, or drama - at minimum 2 of the 3 genres must be represented in students' selections. Students are evaluated on the depth, creativity, and mastery of their performance - including physical and vocal characterization, narrative complexity, and dramatic effect.

Students must include an introduction of their own composition identifying the original authors and titles of the selected works.

Speeches must be delivered from a manuscript. Eye contact may be direct or off-focus. Movement is allowed during the speech. The use of outside props or costumes is prohibited, thought students may manipulate the manuscript as a prop in their performance.


Time Limit: 10 minutes (30 second grace period is allowed)