SPEECH MANUAL (Prose, Poetry, Oratory, and Duo): Download the PDF version here!
Original Oratory (individual event) – Students perform an original, memorized speech of up to 10 minutes in length, written by the student, to address a problem, raise awareness of an issue, or rally support for action. Students should educate the audience on their topic, as well as convince them with a call to action. All topics are welcome and creativity is highly encouraged. The top 2 Oratory finalists at the US-Qualifier Tournament each March receive the opportunity to compete at the NSDA National Tournament in the USA the following June.