Blyton Invitational for Novices Speech

2023 — Online, KY/US

You are cordially invited to the Blyton Speech Invitational for NOVICES (grades 4-12) December 10-17 (async online).

Contests will be offered for all NOVICE (first year in their Division) competitors in grades 4-12. Novice for middle schoolers means any student in grades 4-8 in Speech contests (forensics events) for the first year. For high school, any 9th grader is considered a Novice to the Senior division as well as any student competing in Speech contests (forensics events) for the first year.

In years past, this tournament has been open to Kentucky students only. This year, we are opening up the contest worldwide, BUT we will name a Kentucky champion in each event. So if an out-of-stater wins an event, there will be two Champions for the event -- the Kentucky Champion and the Event Champion. If a Kentucky kid wins the event, there will be one Champion. Three entries will be recognized with medals in each event as Champions or Finalists.

This is a GREAT opportunity for newer teams and for your rookies to get some recognition! So often, the newbies get knocked around a bit their first year. This contest is designed to encourage them. See our tournament invitation for full information!

REGISTRATION DEADLINE (entries, judges, videos uploaded) 5 PM (Eastern) Wednesday, December 13.