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Southport Speech Smackdown

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This is a High School tournament in Indiana.

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2018 Southport Speech Smackdown!
November 10, 2018
Southport High School would like to invite you to the Southport Speech Smackdown.  The deadline for pre-registration is Wednesday, November 7th at 11:00pm.
  • 4 straight rounds
  • Sweepstakes points & ribbons for top 5 in each division
  • Novice entries must be first-year competitors
  • 7:00-7:45    Check-in
  • 7:45            Judges’ Meeting
  • 8:00 Extemp Draw Begins
  • 8:15            First round begins
  • Rounds begin at 8:15, 9:30, 11:00 and 12:15.   
Speech - Drama, Humor, Duo, Poetry, Prose, Original Performance, Original Oratory, U.S. Extemp, Int’l Extemp, Impromptu, Broadcasting, Discussion, Informative and Programmed Oral Interp.
  • Radio:
    • Round 1:  News program (music topics and commercial topic supplied on Monday, student writes a newscast) 5 min overall performance
    • Round 2:  Pre-written editorial (topic provided on Monday) speak for 2 mins
    • Round 3:  OTS 
    • Round 4:  Same news program again 
    • Broadcasting prompts for the Southport Smackdown - November 10, 2018
      The following prompts are the official prompts for Broadcasting at the Southport meet.  Students are required to utilize the prompts below when preparing their broadcast materials.
      Pop - Ariana Grande and Maroon 5
      Rock - Imagine Dragons and Weezer
      Country - Maren Morris and Luke Combs
      R&B/Hip-Hop - Cardi B and Travis Scott
      Write a commercial for a nationally-known retail store.
      Write a two-minute editorial that espouses a position on the following issue:
      The 2018 midterm election results
  • Extemp:  Draws will occur before Rounds 1 & 3 only.
  • Discussion: Artifacts will be released Mon. Nov. 5th
  • IHSFA Rules will govern all other events.
  • We WILL use the 7 min prep and speak format in Impromptu
  • 40 entries maximum per school
  • 5 entries maximum per event
  • No Pickups
  • Competitors MAY NOT double in Discussion
  • Students MAY double in Broadcasting.  
  • Contestants MAY do two duos IF with the same partner
  • Students who are doubled in Impromptu should go to their Impromptu round LAST.  
  • No tripling (and quadrupling is right out)
1 judge for every 5 entries or fraction thereof.  (5 entries=1 judge, 6 entries=2 judges)
  • Team trophies for top 5 teams.
  •  Sweepstakes points:
    • Varsity: 1st=6pts, 2nd=5pts, 3rd=4pts, 4th=3pts, 5th=2pts.
    • Novice: 1st=5pts, 2nd=4pts, 3rd=3pts, 4th=2pts, 5th=1pt.
  • Host school not eligible for team trophy
Concessions will be available in the cafeteria throughout the day.  Pizza, baked goods, soda, and many other items will be available. Please purchase concessions, it is the only way we can fund our program. 
 PARKING AND ENTRANCE:                                     
Please park on the west side of the school.  Your team may enter the building using Doors 16, 17, & 18, adjacent to the West Parking Lot.           

Manager contact information

Sara Berghoff
Email address: sberghoff@perryschools.org
Phone number: 317-789-4908

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