Mesa High Jackrabbit Jamboree

2023 — Mesa, AZ/US

Prose Interpretation

Abbreviation PRO
Format Speech
Entry Fee $8.00
Entry Limit Per School 6
Entry 1 competitors per entry

Event Description:

PROSE INTERPRETATION: While AIA Tournament Rules will be the foundation for the operation of this tournament, please be advised that they will not apply in all situations. We have clearly noted any diversions from the AIA rules in the event information section. The NSDA's new literature guidelines apply. Prose entries perform one selection in each round, and may not program or splice different selections.

Contest: The use of a manuscript during the performance is required. Common practices include the use of a binder or folder. Reading from a book or magazine is not permitted. The intact manuscript may be used by the contestant as a prop, so long as it is in the contestant’s control by remaining in contact with the body at all times. No costumes or props other than the manuscript are permitted. Pictures, graphics, and/or illustrations are considered a visual aid, even if included in the original manuscript, and may not be displayed. The contestant must address the script; however, the introduction and transitional material may be memorized.

Length: The time limit is 10 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. Prose Interpretation rules align with the NSDA's newly revised literature guidelines. The contestant must deliver the presentation Prose Interpretation has a 10-minute time limit with a 30 second grace period.

Publication Rules: The new NSDA's literature publication rules apply.

Voice: The voice/point of view (first, second, or third person) of a script may not be changed.

Adaptations: Changes to the script may only be used for the purpose of transition or to eliminate profane language. Transitions may be used to clarify the logical sequence of ideas. They are not to be used for the purpose of embellishing the humorous or dramatic effect of the literature. Combining small fractions of sentences or singular words to create humorous or dramatic dialogue, scenes, moments, and/or plotlines not intended in the original literature is prohibited. Transitions only may be used to clarify the logical sequence of ideas