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This is a High School tournament in Nebraska.

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Dear Speech Coach,
 
The Bennington Forensics Team cordially invites you to join us at the third GOLD Tournament of the 2021-2022 competitive season to be held on Thursday, January 20th, 2022.  We will have three pre-set rounds and no finals. 
 
EVENTS
Extemporaneous Speaking:  Topics will cover both foreign and domestic issues drawn from current events published since September.  30 min. prep time.  One 4x6 note card optional.  7 min. maximum. Internet service will be available for access to digital files and searches.
 
Oratory:  Must be the students’ original work, intended to inspire, persuade, and/or convince.  Limit of 150 quoted words.  Script is optional.  10 min. maximum.
 
Informative Speaking:  Must be the students’ original work, intended to inform and/or explain.  Audio-Visual material optional.  One 4x6 note card optional.  10 min. maximum
 
Entertainment Speaking:  Must be the students’ original work, intended to interesting nature shall combine the elements of basic organization, graphic word pictures, humor, and lively, animated delivery. .  Audio-Visual material optional.  One 4x6 note card optional.  8 min. maximum
 
Dramatic Interpretation: A serious interpretation of an original cutting from prose or a play.  Script is optional.  10 min. maximum.
 
Humorous Interpretation:  A humorous interpretation of an original cutting from prose or a play.  Script is optional.  10 min. maximum.
 
Poetry Interpretation:  A serious or humorous interpretation of one or more poems.  If more than one poem is used, they must be based on either a theme or single author.  Script is required.  8 min. maximum.
 
Program Oral Interpretation (POI): is a 10-minute performance that can include a combination of Prose, Poetry,and Drama, with at least two genres of material being included. The purpose of this event is to encourage students to obtain a wide knowledge and appreciate of the various forms of literature. With a spotlight on argumentation and performative range, POI focuses on a student’s ability to combine multiple genres of literature centered around a single theme. 10 minute time limit
 
Duo Interpretation (DUO): Will be permitted this year. Time limit is 10 minutes.
 
 
ENTRIES AND FEES
As per GOLD rules, students MAY double enter, and the competitor must be in his/her first year of any type of forensic competition.  
 
**ENTRIES ARE DUE BY 5:00pm Tuesday, January 18TH **
 
 
Please report any drops by noon on the day of competition when possible.  
 
JUDGES
Please provide one qualified judge for every 5 entries. Judges should be knowledgable members of your varsity team. 
 

 

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Mitch Hofer
Email address: mhofer@bennps.org
Phone number: 402-360-5686

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