Castle Classic NIETOC Bid at Greeley Central
2021 — NSDA Campus & Zoom, CO/US
Combined Extemporaneous (Synchronous)
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Extemporaneous Speaking Rules:
A. There shall be two divisions: International and National. 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.
B. 30 minutes prior to speaking the extemper will draw three topics in the preparation room. He/she immediately chooses one, puts the other two back, and the draw supervisor records the number of the chosen topic. (YOU WILL SEE STUDENTS FILTER IN ONE AT A TIME AS THEY FINISH THEIR PREPARATION, AFTER PERFORMANCES THEY USUALLY LEAVE)
C. 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.
D. One note card is allowed (it may be 3 x 5, 4 x 6, or 5 x 7).
E. 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 in 1J were followed.