2019 Fullerton Mardi Gras Tournament
Dates: 2/23/2019

 

 

 

FULLERTON SCHOOL DISTRICT

Speech and Debate

 Fullerton Mardi Gras

2018

 

This Tournament is only for
Fullerton District Schools
 
 
What: Speech & Debate Tournament
 
When:  Februrary 23rd
 
Where: Ladera Vista Jr. High School
1700 E Wilshire Ave, Fullerton, California 92831
 
Contact Number:
714-913-3515
626-202-7337
 
School Tournament Fee - $50.00
Judging Fee - $100.00
Individual Event Fee - $10.00 per event
Drops on Februrary 12th - No Fee
Late Drop Fees after February 12th - $10.00
Late Drop Fees after Februrary 15th- $20.00
 
 
Student, Coaches, and Judges Food Provided
 
All entries must be in by February 15th, 2019 without exception
 
Events:
 
Elementary Oratory
Elementary Declamation
Elementary Informative
Elementary Prose
Elementary Story Telling
 
 
 
Sweepstakes Points are as follows:

Elementary Points

1st Place 20 pts

2nd Place 18 pts

3rd Place 16 pts

4th Place 14 pts

5th Place 12 pts

6th Place 10 pts

7th Place  9 pts

8th Place  8 pts

9th Place  7 pts

10th Place  6 pts

11th Place  5 pts

12th Place  4 pts

13th Place  3 pts

14th Place  2 pts

 
 
Informative Speaking Rules

1. This contest shall comprise of an informative speech composed by the contestants. 
2. Subject: Any appropriate subject may be used, but the orator must be truthful. Any non-factual reference, especially a personal one, must be so identified. A student may not reuse the same speech topic from any competition in a previous academic year, or in Original Oratory.
3. Length: Delivery shall require not more than 5 minutes with a 30-second “grace period.” If there are multiple judges in the round, all must agree that the student has gone beyond the grace period. Should a student go beyond the grace period, the student may not be ranked 1st. There is no other prescribed penalty for going over the grace period. The ranking is up to each individual judge’s discretion. Judges who choose to time are to use accurate (stopwatch function) timing devices. No minimum time is mandated.
4. Quotation: Not more than 75 words of the speech may be direct quotation from any other speech or writing.
5. Script: The coach of record at the tournament should have a complete copy of the student’s manuscript speech, should a question arise. The manuscript should identify the quoted materials, state the number of quoted words.
6. The structure of the speech should be as follows: Students begin with an attention getter better known as an introduction. Next, the student should provide the audience with an explanation of what they will discuss. This is also known as a sign post; for example – Today, we explore aliens in our universe. I will first give a brief history of alien sightings, second, discuss alien abductions and finally, examine alien life forms in our oceans today. 
After the sign post they move into their first point, followed by the second and the third point. After they have performed the body of the speech they move into the review and conclusion. All speeches are written similar to a five paragraph essay.

Original Oratory


1. Contest: This contest comprises only memorized orations actually composed by the contestants and not used by them during a previous contest season. No visual aids are permitted. 
2. Subject: Any appropriate subject may be used, but the orator must be truthful. Any non-factual reference, especially a personal one, must be so identified. 
3. Length: The time limit in Original Oratory is 5 minutes with a 30-second “grace period.” If there are multiple judges in the round, all must agree that the student has gone beyond the grace period. Should a student go beyond the grace period, the student may not be ranked 1st. There is no other prescribed penalty for going over the grace period. The ranking is up to each individual judge’s discretion. Judges who choose to time are to use accurate (stopwatch function) timing devices. No minimum time is mandated.
4. Quotation: Not more than 150 words of the oration may be direct quotation from any other speech or writing. 
5. Script: The orator's script must identify the quoted materials, state the number of quoted words, include a work cited page in APA or MLA format. It is the responsibility of the coach to have a script ready upon request should the speech be challenged. 
6. Re-Use: A student may not use an oration the student used in district or national competition in any previous contest year
7. The structure of the speech should be as follows: Students begin with an attention getter better known as an introduction. Next, the student should provide the audience with an explanation of what they will discuss. This is also known as a sign post; for example – So today let’s own up and take responsibility. First, let’s take a good hard look at what owning up actually means, then, accept the fact that it’s hard to admit when we’re wrong and finally buckle down and understand how we can own up like a grown up.
After the sign post they move into their first point, followed by the second and the third point. After they have performed the body of the speech they move into the review and conclusion. All speeches are written similar to a five paragraph essay.

Prose Interpretation

1. Introduction:  The introduction should name the work and author, provide necessary background information, and establish the mood.

2.  MaterialThe student should be able to capture and convey the emotional and intellectual depth of the character or characters, as well as the development of both the characterization and plot.  The student can only use prose material.  Monologues of any kind are NOT allowed in Prose.  Poetry pieces are also NOT allowed.

3.  Length: The time limit for Prose is 5 minutes with a 30 second grace period.

4.  Judging Criteria: This form of oral interpretation uses a single, published short story, part of a novel, or essay.  It may be fictional or non-fictional and dramatic/humorous in tone.  The title and author must be included in the introduction.  Elements of narration and dialogue can be combined.  The contestant must hold a manuscript but not be reliant on it.  The contestant should give the illusion of reading and the contestant should make contact with the script a minimum of four times during the presentation.

Story Telling

Students select a published story that meets a designated theme.  Themes range widely and may include mysteries, heroism, or fairy tales.  Students choose a story that would be appropriate for you children ( think Kindergarten age ) and tell the story as if presenting to that audience.  

The contestant must have a teaser followed by the introduction.  The introduction should contain a brief explanation of the program.  An argument could be used to give the performance social significance.  The student should include the authort and title during the introduction.

Speaking time is 3 to 5 minutes with a 30 second grace period.

Declamation Rules


1. Length: Declamation is a 3-5 minute event with a 30-second “grace period.” If there are multiple judges in the round, all must agree that the student has gone beyond the grace period. Should a student go beyond the grace period, the student may not be ranked 1st. There is no other prescribed penalty for going over the grace period. The ranking is up to each individual judge’s discretion. Judges who choose to time are to use accurate (stopwatch function) timing devices. No minimum time is mandated. 
2. Source: The speech must have been delivered in public and available in print or internet. (Copies from a publicly available website will also be sufficient). 
3. The speaker should present an introduction that states the title, author, and date of the speech they are reciting.

 

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