RCS Cougar Cup
2020 — NSDA Campus, CO/US
Combined Extemporaneous Speaking
EXTEMPORANEOUS SPEAKING RULES:
There is one division that combines International and National topics. National topics will cover U. S. domestic and U.S. foreign policy. International topics will cover the domestic affairs of foreign countries and the foreign affairs of all countries, including The United States.
30 minutes prior to speaking the extemper will draw three topics in the preparation room.
The speaker shall present his/her topic slip to the judge. Failure to speak on the topic chosen will result in the speaker’s disqualification.
One note card is allowed (it may be 3 x 5, 4 x 6, or 5 x 7).
There is no minimum time but the speaker may not exceed 7 minutes. After a 30-second grace period and an audible STOP, the judge will rank the speaker last, provided all timing rules were followed.
No one will be allowed to videotape, record, photograph, or create audio recordings of students in rounds of competition without prior permission of the CHSAA. No student shall send or receive information during a round, nor shall a host school be required to provide plug-ins or internet access.