2017 Aubrey America Invitational
Dates: 12/8/2017 - 12/9/2017

 

General Rules and Guidelines
 
 
  •  Aubrey High School is NOT responsible for any lost or stolen belongings.
  • No smoking is permitted on campus. Infringement of this rule could possibly result in a $500.00 fine enforced by the Aubrey ISD Police Department.
  • Defacing or damaging school property will result in team disqualification and will be reported to the Aubrey ISD Police Department.
  • Students using vulgarities or behaving inappropriately, in or out of round, may be disqualified.
  •  Do not enter a room without a judge. It can result in disqualification.
  • Judge’s decisions on content and movement are final!
  • Contestants must be accompanied by a coach or adult sponsor through out the tournament.
  • No loud music in the halls or cafeteria, and keep you area clean!
  •  Any problems should be directed toward the tournament director. 
  •  All parking will be in the student parking lot.


Event Guidelines

 Cross entering is allowed at the student’s own risk.
Failure to show up to a round will mean disqualification.
Only TWO events per pattern will be allowed.
 
 
Pattern A

Extemp:
Topics will be of current national and international importance.  Each speaker will draw 3 topics, choose 1, and have 30 min to prepare.  Speaking time is 7 minutes max.  You may enter either Informative or Persuasive – not both.
 
Prose:
UIL rules on reading material. Both UIL Categories will be used during the tournament at reader's choice.  
7 minutes max.
 
Dramatic Interp:  
Movement is allowed and encouraged.  Presentation must be completely memorized, with introduction.  No costumes or props. 10 minutes max.
 


Pattern B

Poetry:
UIL rules on reading material. Both UIL Categories will be used during the tournament at reader's choice. 
7 minutes max.

Oratory: 
Contestants will prepare an original speech on a thought-provoking topic. This speech must be memorized. 10 minutes max.
 
Humorous Interp:  
Movement is allowed and encouraged. Presentation must be completely memorized, with introduction. No costumes or props. 10 minutes max.
 
 
Pattern C
 

Group Improv:

Groups are limited to 5 members.  Groups will draw 3 selections and choose one to improv.  3 minute prep. time with a 7 minute max performance time. Switching members between rounds will result in TEAM disqualification from this event. No costumes or props are allowed.
 
Duo Interp: 
These may be humorous or dramatic.  Movement is allowed and encouraged.  Presentation must be completely memorized, with introduction.  NFL Rules. 10 minutes max.
 
NSDA Informative: 
Students author and deliver a ten-minute speech on a topic of their choosing. Competitors create the speech to educate the audience on a particular topic. All topics must be informative in nature; the goal is to educate, not to advocate. Visual aids are permitted, but not required. The speech is delivered from memory.
 
Program Oral Interpretation: 
Using selections from Prose, Poetry and Drama students create a ten minute performance around a central theme. Program Oral Interpretation is designed to test a student’s ability to intersplice multiple types of literature into a single, cohesive performance. A manuscript is required and may be used as a prop within the performance if the performer maintains control of the manuscript at all times. Performances can also include an introduction written by the student to contextualize the performance and state the title and the author of each selection.
 
 
Pattern D

    CX- Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its funding and/or regulation of elementary and/or secondary education in the United States.
    LD- RESOLVED: The United States federal government has a moral obligation to provide universal health care for its citizens.
    PFD- RESOLVED: NCAA student athletes ought to be recognized as employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
     

 
UIL Testing Events
All UIL testing events will follow their specific UIL rules.
 

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