TRIACE Impromptu Public Speaking Finals

Purpose

This competition is suitable for those who have achieved a degree of competency in speaking, perhaps through already having competed in a speaking competition or having completed a public speaking course. However, this is not compulsory. The competition should develop speaking skills already acquired.

Team Size

This competition is for individual members.

Entries

One competitor can represent a county/region in the competition.

Eligibility

Competitors must be 17 years of age or over and under 35 years of age on September 1, 2018.

All previous county/region winners are ineligible to compete for one year.

National winners are allowed compete again after five years.

Format

A list of topics are placed in a ‘hat’ and randomly chosen by each participant. When each competitor selects a topic, s/he will have to speak for two minutes on that topic. Each competitor will have to select and speak on three different topics.

Judges

There will be three judges who will sit, out of communication with each other, during the competition.

Marking System

The following are the marks awarded for each speech:

Content............................................................ 40

Delivery............................................................ 40

Innovation and approach................................ 20

Total................................................................. 100

Results

The aggregate placing system will determine the winner. If there is a tie, then the person with the most ‘firsts’ will be the winner. If there is still a tie then total marks will determine the winner.

Closing Date

The closing date for entries to National Office is Wednesday, October 31, 2018.

PLEASE NOTE: ALL GENERAL RULES APPLY TO THIS COMPETITION EXCEPT WHERE STATED.