Test Tournament to Teach Ballots
2021 — ONline, SC/US
Asynch Children's Literature
A single published, printed story, anecdote, tale, myth, or legend must be retold without notes or props. The student may not tell a story that he or she used in a previous academic year. Gestures, pantomime, and characterization may be used; but the focus should on the narrative. The storyteller may “re-tell” the original story or deliver it verbatim. However, even a retelling must be true to the tone, plot, characters, and style of the original tale; the contestant may not make material changes to the content of source material. Appropriate stories for this event include children’s literature, tall tales, ghost stories, legends, or any other narrative literature designed for a listening audience of all ages. The student will use a manuscript; it may be used as prop but must stay in the student's control at all times. During the interpretation, the student may use her whole body, including the feet; however, she should not walk around.
Time Limit: 10 minutes with a 30 second grace period. (Presentations that exceed the grace period may not receive first place in the round. Any other penalty is at the judge’s discretion.)