Jackson Hole Teton Invitational 2023

2023 — Jackson Hole, WY/US

ASYNC Editorial Commentary

Abbreviation COM
Format Speech
Entry Fee $10.00
Overall Entry Limit 36
Entry Limit Per School 4
Entry 1 competitors per entry

Event Description:

About Commentary

Editorial Commentary, often simply called Commentary, is an original 5-minute speech created as a result of a prompt such as a question, statement, or single word/short phrase. Topics for the prompt are drawn from historic, social, political, and popular contexts.

Students must present from a seated position and typically speak with a table or desk in front of them. The emphasis of Commentary is centered upon advocacy and argumentation. Much like a TV news commentary or editorial, students present an opinion or viewpoint which takes a position on the topic presented and defends that position with analysis and supporting material. The speech is presented from memory.