Dallastown Wildcat Invitational

2022 — Dallastown, PA/US


Abbreviation DEC
Format Speech
Entry Fee $12.00
Entry Limit Per School 5
Entry 1 competitors per entry

Event Description:

Time Limit: Maximum - 10 minutes, including at most a 60 second introduction to the selection. No minimum time.


• This event is limited to students who have not yet completed grade 10 (ex.- grade 10 and below).

• Selection must have been originally delivered in the form a speech by its author, a person other than the present speaker. The speaker should have an introduction which is at most one minute and names the work, author, and describes the circumstances under which the speech was originally presented. The original speaker's words must not be altered for the presentation with the exception that cutting is permitted. Selections may include professional speeches, public orations, eulogies, and sermons.

• No particular style should be demanded of the speaker; rather, the contestant should be free to select and to develop a personal style and be judged according to the degree of perfection attained and the effectiveness in influencing the listeners. While the specifics of the speech and any style of delivery which the speaker adopts should be judged in light of the purpose of the speech, artificiality is to be discredited. This event is an interpretation, not an impersonation.

• No properties or costumes of any kind may be used. Using “properties” means manipulating articles of clothing or objects to enhance the performance. Speakers using properties and/or wearing costumes will be disqualified.