Competition Rules and Guidlines

General Guidelines

  • Effective Use of Language to Convey Message/ Point of View to an Interested Audience
  • Choice of words
  • Intonation
  • Articulation
  • Pace of Presentation
  • Pausing
  • Distractions will be noted

Prepared Speech

Duration: 5 mins

  • Logical Development
  • Did the speaker come to a convincing conclusion?
  • Did the speaker have knowledge of the subject matter?
  • Sincerity of Presentation
  • Skillful Development
  • Effective use of standard english
  • Originality in presentation is encouraged

Warning Bell: At 4 mins.
Final Bell: 5 mins.


  • Ability to think on feet
  • Ability to develop point of view in limited time
  • Clarity of thought
  • Logical organization
  • Effective use of standard english

Warning Bell: At 1.5 mins.
Final bell: At 2 mins.