YG National Year End Elementary Online Speech Championship

2020 — Online, CA/US

YG Bay Area Speech and Debate Academy is pleased to invite you to our National Year-End Online Speech Championship tournament for Elementary School students (2nd-5th grade). We encourage everybody to attend and celebrate all the hard work they have put into their speeches.

This tournament will take place online. We will send the link the day of the tournament. 


Here is the tournament schedule

Saturday, May 23, 2020

8:30 - 9:30AM: Registration. (Please check into the "Check-In" Room and confirm you are present. You must do this before 9:30am or you will not be able to participate.)
9:30 - 10:00AM: Judging Instructions (Every judge must attend, as this is when we will check you in for the tournament.)
10:00 - 10:30AM: Welcome Assembly
10:30AM - 11:30PM: Round 1
11:30 - 12:00PM: Break
12:00 - 1:00PM: Round 2
1:00 - 1:30PM: Break
1:30 - 2:30PM: Round 3
2:30 - 3:00PM: Break
3:00 - 4:00PM: Round 4 (Hidden finals)
4:30PM: Award Ceremony


Events Offered

For all those competitors who look forward to the Peter Burnett/Ohlone Spring Tournament every year, we will be offering exciting events including Autobiographical Narrative, Modified Impromptu. And for those fans of the extended California state events, we are also offering SPAR

Please review our list of available events below:

(4-10 minutes) 
The purpose of this speech is to share a personal experience that taught them a meaningful lesson. The speech should not be a dramatic performance. All speeches should be written by the contestant and not taken from a published work. No visual aids are permitted.

(4-10 minutes)
Crafting an original speech, Expository students should describe, clarify, illustrate, or define an object, idea, concept, or process. The speech includes research and is aimed at informing the audience; the goal is to educate, not to advocate. Visual aids must be used, and may be digital. 

(3 minutes of prep, 2 minute long speech)
Students will be given concrete topics to choose from, and may take 3 minutes to prepare a 2 minute long speech. No research may be done on the topic. Students may speak from notes on a plain which they hold in their hand.

(4-10 minute long speech)
The purpose of this speech is to persuade the audience to share the speaker's view on an issue. The speech must be the student's own original writing and may include data and quotes to support the speech's thesis.

(2 minutes prep/1 minute constructive speeches for Aff and Neg/2 minutes cross-examination/1 minute rebuttal/closing speeches)
Short for "Spontaneous Argumentation," SPAR is an event that involves quick thinking and clash. The Affirmative speaker will be given the choice to pick the topic, both Aff and Neg will then have a moment of preparation time, before beginning their cycle of speeches. Research is not permitted. Notes are allowed to be used.

(5 minute long speech)
Students will select published stories, poems, speeches, articles, etc. that address a theme, and present them dramatically. A small, black binder containing your manuscript must be used as well as a chair, but no other props are allowed.