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MIDDLE SCHOOL SPEECH TOURNAMENT!

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Harlem Debate League, New York City Debate League

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Harlem School for the Arts and NYCUDL

Speech Tournament

Harlem School for the Arts

On behalf of the New York City Urban Debate League and the Harlem School for the Arts, you are cordially invited to the NYCUDL Speech Tournament on Friday, March 20th, 2015 for a day of public speaking!

We will offer two four categories: Storytelling, Poetry, Impromptu and Ortatory, featuring 3 guaranteed prelim rounds and a final round..

Judges’ training will be available for individuals interested in judging public forum and parliamentary debates.

All questions, concerns and/or issues about the tournament should be directed to:

Tournament Director: Tyler Beattie –tylergbeattie@gmail.com

Looking forward to seeing you all!

Tyler Beattie

Online Registration

Registration will take place on speechwire.com.

If you have any questions or issues regarding registration, please email Tyler Beattie at tylergbeattie@gmail.com

ONLINE REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR ALL ENTRIES IS 5PM Tuesday March 17th, 2015

Once registration is closed on Tuesday March 17th at 5pm, you may still drop or change the names of your entries and judges, but you may not add any additional names.

Depending on the interest of schools, we are capping the event at 5 entries per event per school (5 Oratories, 5 storytelling, etc.)  We will contact if there is extra space available!

Judging Assignment

Each school must provide one judge for every four individuals competing.

There will be judge training for everyone!

Judges must check in on the morning of the tournament by 9:30 am, the latest.

EVENTS

For detailed rules, conduct the guidelines and rules that were emailed out.

Oratory

The orator delivers a prepared original 6-minute speech on a chosen topic. The speech should be persuasive in nature, and should use evidence, logic, and emotional appeals.

Poetry

The poetry reader should create a vivid and emotional experience for the audience through the performance of a single or multiple poems.

Impromptu

Impromptu is a public speaking event in which a student is given only 2 minutes to prepare and 5 minutes to deliver an original limited preparation speech. The purpose is to utilise creativity and logic to organize and deliver a meaningful speech in a skillful manor.

Storytelling

The art of storytelling is to create an experience for the audience wherein a spoken presentation transports the listener into the world of the narrative.

Once check-in closes (at 9:30am) – late arrivals will forfeit the first round and will debate round 2 (even if only late by a few minutes).  During round 1, late arrivals should observe and flow debates.

We must emphasize this rule in order to have an efficient, timely and well-managed tournament.  Please oblige to this request.

AWARDS

Speaker points will be on the scale of 30 points.

We will provide awards for top speakers, top teams and sweepstakes for top schools.  Sweepstakes will be calculated based on the school’s top 5 team entries.

SCHEDULE FOR THE TOURNAMENT

8:30-9:30           Check in and breakfast

9:30-10:00                  Welcome

10:00-10:45       Round 1

10:45-11:30       Round 2

11:30-12:15       Round 3

12:15-1:00                  Lunch

1:00-2:30           Final Rounds

2:30-3:00           Guest performance

3:00-3:30           Awards ceremony

 

TRAVEL DIRECTIONS TO THE TOURNAMENT

Location: Harlem School of the Arts

Address: 645 Saint Nicholas Ave, NY, NY 10030

Near the 145th st. A, B, C or D train.

Manager contact information

Tyler Beattie

Email address: tylergbeattie@gmail.com

Phone number: (262) 227-8199

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