Junior Tournament

Director
Rebecca Gautier

List of Events
Apologetics
Duo Interpretation
Expository
Humorous Interpretation
Impromptu
Open Interpretation
Sales Pitch Impromptu

Speech Time Limit: 8 minute maximum / 3 minute maximum for Impromptu

Cost: $25 per competitor (max 3 events) add $5 for Sales Pitch (max 4 events)
To Register: Click the Student Registration tab above and register Jr. competitors under the same family as their RMC siblings. Or contact the registrar, Justine Gomez (justinegomez77@gmail.com), if you need to register a Jr. competitor but you are not registering siblings in the main tournament.

Event Rules


  • Homeschooled children 12 years and under are eligible to compete

  • Students may compete in a maximum of three events

  • Promptings from audience members are not allowed

  • There are no Script Submission requirements

  • Speeches must be memorized

  • Speaker must state title and author's name within the speech

Dress Code
Modest Business Casual Attire (no t-shirts, shirts with graphics, jeans or shorts)

Event Descriptions
Interpretation speeches are selected printed literature, brought to life through the creative use of voice, movement, and facial expression.

Platform speeches are a prepared speech, written by the speaker (outside assistance allowed), on a topic of the speaker’s choice.

For Impromptu, each competitor will select one topic from a choice of two or three randomly drawn topics. Two minutes are given to prepare a speech. Junior Impromptu speeches can be any length (3 minutes max) and are judged on the original, spontaneously prepared speech within the room, using the selected topic as the central theme.

Schedule

Saturday, March 24
9:00am to 9:30am Student Check-In
9:30am to 10:00am Student Orientation
10:00am to 11:00am Round 1
11:00am to 12:00pm Lunch
12:00pm to 1:00pm Round 2
1:00pm to 2:00pm Round 3
3:00pm to 4:00pm Round 4
Junior Awards will be included near the beginning of the RMC Awards Ceremony

Judges: Student competitors who are age 15 or older and have competed in Speech a minimum of two years are eligible to Judge the Junior Competition.

Junior Apologetics Questions

Why did God create the world?
Were there dinosaurs on the ark?
Why did God make people?
What does God look like?
Does God have friends or is He alone?
Where does God live?
Why can't we see God?
How did Jesus walk on water?
Why does God love people?
What is heaven like?