Cocoa Cup Junior Tournament

We invite younger students to experience speech competition at this tournament at our Junior Speech Tournament.

Your child is welcome to participate even though your family is not a regular member of the Stoa League. For insurance purposes you must become a member, but families with junior members only can register for $25. Click on the link below for details and registration link:
http://www.stoausa.org/membership

Ages: 6-12

There will be two rounds held on Saturday, April 18th

This schedule may change depending on the number of participants.

Events: Interpretation, Oratory, Apologetics

Cost: $10 per event.

Each competitor may compete in up to 2 events.

No script submission is necessary. We will ask available tournament competitors, older siblings, and community members to judge. Parents, we will need you to judge at the main tournament as much as possible. The rules for these events are described below. Please contact Angela Frye at brad-angfrye@msn.com if you have questions.

Parents ~ Make sure child's presentation meets timeframe and the content is appropriate for all ages of audience.

Oratory – a speech on any topic
The speech must be an original work, scripted word for word by the competitor. Humor and satire are permitted. Props are allowed. Only feet are permitted to touch the floor at any time.
Students are permitted to express opinions which are contrary to those of the judge. All outside sources must be cited within the speech. Memorization is encouraged but there is not an automatic penalty for using a script.
Time limit: 5-7 minutes maximum; no minimum time.

Interpretation – a speech using literature
Junior Interpretation provides an unrestricted opportunity for a student to creatively explore and develop the intellectual, emotional, and artistic embodiment of any type of literature he or she chooses. This may include original work, unpublished work by others, or traditional published material. Any genre is acceptable including, but not limited to: prose, poetry, storytelling, historical speeches, historical sermons, and thematic selections. Media transcriptions from movies, TV, or tape recordings are not allowed.
Selections may be humorous, dramatic, or a combination of the two. The title(s) and author(s) of the selection(s) must be introduced. The identification of the piece should be near the beginning of the piece but may follow a teaser or other background information. No props, costumes, audiovisuals, or gratuitous vulgarity will be allowed. Limited singing and dancing is permitted but it must be purposeful and motivated by the literature. All action should generally take place center stage. Only feet are permitted to touch the floor at any time.
Memorization is encouraged but there is not an automatic penalty for using a script.
Time limit: 5-7 minutes maximum; no minimum time.

If student is registering for a Duo Interp, please register under "Interp" and then send an email to Angela Frye (brad-angfrye@msn.com) with the name of your Duo partner.

Apologetics - a speech prepared on the Attributes of God

The student will choose 3 topics to prepare speeches on in advance of the tournament from posted topics under the "Junior Tournament Apologetics" Tab in the area of Apologetics. Each round the student will present a different topic from their 3 prepared presentations. Families are encouraged to study the material with their juniors to help develop the cards and understand the material.

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"Learning About God from A to Z," by Mary Erickson, is a resource material which makes it fun for the family to study these topics . Please begin on this early.

There will be NO prep time AND notes (4x6 cards) may be used during speaking time. This does not need to be memorized.
Time Limit: 4-5 mins