2019 Southern California Elementary Championships
Dates: 4/13/2019
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  The Michael Leigh Southern California Elementary Championships

2019

presented by

The Kiwanis Club of Santa Ana

and

Santa Ana Unified School District 

 

TOURNAMENT INFORMATION

What: Elementary School Speech Tournament, Individual Events only

 

When:  April 13, 2019 

 

Where:      Lathrop Intermediate School

                   1111 S Broadway

                   Santa Ana, CA 92707

 

Tournament Director: Sal Tinajero (714)913-3515

 

School Fees: $20 PER ENTRY | No school fees

Public Schools and SAUSD District-approved Charter Schools are FREE of charge.

 

Judging: All tournament judges will be provided by tournament staff but each school is required to have at least one coach or former competitor judge from each site. 

 

Food: Student, Coaches, and Judges Food will be provided (Breakfast and Lunch)

 

All entries must be in by Friday, April 5 without exception

 

EVENTS

 

Elementary Oratory

Elementary Declamation

Elementary Informative

Elementary Prose

Elementary Storytelling

 

 

 

SCHOOL SWEEPSTAKES 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

 

INDIVIDUAL EVENT RULES AND GUIDELINES

 

Informative Speaking

1. Subject: Any appropriate subject may be used, but the speech 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 another event.
2. 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.
3. Quotation: Not more than 75 words of the speech may be direct quotation from any other speech or writing.
4. 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.
5. 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.
 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. 
2. 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.
3. Quotation: Not more than 150 words of the oration may be direct quotation from any other speech or writing. 
4. 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. 
5. Re-Use: A student may not use an oration the student used in district or national competition in any previous contest year
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 – “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.  Material: The 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.

 

Storytelling

1.  Material: Students select a published story that has a theme.  Themes range widely and may include mysteries, heroism, or fairy tales.  Students choose a story that would be appropriate for young children (Grades K-3) and tell the story as if presenting to that audience.  

2. Introduction: 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 author and title during the introduction.

3.  Length: Speaking time is 3-5 minutes with a 30 second grace period.

 

Declamation

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. Introduction: The speaker should present an introduction that states the title, author, and date of the speech they are reciting.

 


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