BC Junior Speech Provincials
Dear Participants, Judges, Volunteers, and Coaches,
As you will all know by now, BC Schools have been closed indefinitely. As such, to allow debate and public speaking to continue in Canada, organizations across the country are turning to an online alternative.
To pilot this endeavour, the DSABC would like to host an online Junior Public Speaking Provincials via the Zoom Video Communications Platform.
Date: April 4th, 2020
Payments must be made online by the registration deadline.
Open until Monday, March 30th
Names of Teams and Judges
Schools may register up to 6 students - with a waitlist available for additional participants
DSABC membership must be renewed and 2019-20 dues paid in order to participate
Modifications for Online Format
The event schedule will be revised down to fit in a single day
There will only be one round of both Interpretive Reading and Persuasive Speaking; however, each room will be judged by 5 adjudicators.
We have removed the Debate portion of the tournament entirely as it is difficult to facilitate online and also difficult for us to monitor (but we are working with a number of different softwares to bring this in the future!)
Students in grades 6-9 are eligible to compete at this event.
Students compete in 3 public speaking categories:
Interpretive Reading or Solo Acting
Given the difficulties associated with hosting a tournament online the solo acting category is being dissolved.
However, as some of you may have already begun preparing, for this year only we will permit readings from any published literature including plays, poems, films, etc.
1. A device with a video camera and microphone (eg. laptop, tablet)
2. Strong internet connectivity
3. Charging ability (if needed)
Schools must provide one judge per two participants (rounded up) for the duration of the tournament.
Judges should expect to be online from 9:00am to 3:30pm per the schedule below
Judges must be fluent in English and comfortable with following fast-paced speeches using moderate to
8:30-9:00am Online Registration
9:00-10:00am Competitor & Judge Briefing
10:00-11:30am Interpretive Reading Round
11:30-1:00pm Persuasive Round
1:00-1:30pm Lunch Break
1:30-3:30pm Impromptu Rounds 1&2
Anna Saint - DSABC Public Speaking Director: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jack Bacon - DSABC President: email@example.com