Seattle University High School Speech and Debate Tournament

2023 — NSDA Campus, WA/US

Radio Commentary

Abbreviation Radio
Format Speech
Entry Fee $15.00
Entry 1 competitors per entry

Event Description:

RADIO BROADCAST: Subject. The speech shall be an original news commentary dealing with current
events of the current school year. Scripts. The script is to be an analysis of news, not simply a running
synopsis of news. It is to be original and written by the contestant. Quoted Material. The speaker may use
no more than seventy-five quoted words including all short words such as "a", "an", "the", etc. Length. The
script should be timed to end between 4:45 and 5:15 minutes. Any speaker ending before 4:45 minutes or
after 5:15 minutes shall be disqualified. No contestant may be disqualified if a stopwatch was not used for
timing. Procedure. The script is to be read from a manuscript or printed page, and not committed to
memory. It is not to be acted nor highly dramatized. Students will “turn off” camera, so as to present a voice
on the radio.