Novice at North
2020 — Online, PA/US
On Tabroom.com, this is called Novice at North because Tabroom thought that our working title was too long. North Catholic and North Allegheny are the hosts on record.
These are all asynchronous events. Students can do as many as they want.
We are working loosely with the word “Novice.” We want newer competitors to work on their current piece – but varsity competitors who want to try a new category can do so!
Freshmen who just started this year – any event.
Older interpers can try OO or Extemp (sorry, older kids who do DI – you can’t do prose or HI, et al…). Older kids in debate – try interp! Extempers – OO and interp would love to work with you!
The judge quota is 1 for 5. And older students CAN judge this. If you are doing an event, we will block you from it.
Declamation (grades 9-10 only)
Program Oral Interpretation
Extemp and Impromptu - Topics released at 1 PM Sunday, December 13. Students are expected to use expected time limits. Impromptu should film prep time as well as performances (5 minute prep and 5 minute speech). Extempers do not need to film prep time and may use Internet searches but may not consult human beings by any means in preparation.
All videos (including the three limited prep events above) MUST be uploaded by 6 PM Monday,
December 14. Student video links should be set for “anyone with the link” to view. Upload
student video links to Tabroom through the “Entries” tab. There will be only one video uploaded,
and it will be used for all rounds (Prelims AND Finals).
Rounds will be judged 3 PM Tuesday to 6 PM Thursday.
Awards will be announced via email on Friday.
All times Eastern Standard Time.
There is no fee. We also do not have judges for sale.
We will create a certificate for you to fill in for yourself!