LFL and GVFL December Tournament

2023 — US


Abbreviation DEC
Format Speech
Entry Fee $0.00 (Plus $10.00/student)
Entry 1 competitors per entry

Event Description:

This event is for 9th and 10th-grade students ONLY.

  1. Oratorical Declamation (DEC)

    1. 10 Minutes maximum with a 30-second grace period

    2. A selection used in Oratorical Declamation must have been originally delivered as a public speech by its author, a person other than the present contestant.

    3. As part of the presentation, the contestant shall include an introduction that states the name of the person who originally delivered the speech, the title of the work, and a brief statement about the circumstances under which it was originally presented.

    4. Must be memorized and no props are allowed

      1. Example: If a student with long hair wants to simulate running their hands through their hair, they must pantomime it because physically touching their hair is using a prop.

    5. Pay attention to the delivery of the speech: poise, rhythm, pronunciation, variety, and enunciation. How well do they give this speech?

    6. There should not be excessive or distracting movements throughout the piece (such as pacing or walking across the room), but speakers are allowed to shift around as they transition from one thought or mood to the next.