Oak City Baptist Church

2019 Oratorical Contest

April 7, 2019 9:00 AM

   DIVISIONS/ Time Allocation/Topics Etc..

IMPORTANT:  ALL SPEECHES MUST BE MEMORIZED!
 
Division 1- Preparatory
Grades: 6th, 7th,8th Contestant must be entering 6th grade as of July 1, 2019
TIME ALLOCATION:
3-4 Minutes Not under 3 Minutes, but Not Over 4 Minutes
TOPICS:
The Power of Love
Why Jesus Came
The Attitude of Gratitude
 
Division 2- Junior
Grades 9th, 10th, 11th
TIME ALLOCATION:
4-5 Minutes Not under 4 minutes, but not over 5 minutes
TOPICS:
The Power of a Godly Testimony
Strong Faith-Strong Finish
 
Division 3- Seniors
(Must be a rising senior as of July 1, 2019) Seniors who will graduate from High School as of July 1, 2019 are NOT ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE.
TIME ALLOCATION:
5-6 Minutes Not under 5 minutes, but not over 6 minutes
TOPIC:
Envisioning the Future Exceptionally As We Send Disciples for Christ Matthew 28:19-20; Matthew 16:15-16; Luke 24: 46-47; John 20:21
 
Oak City Baptist Church
Thank you for participating in the 2019 James F. Wertz Oratorical Contest.
Here’s how to get started:
_______   Choose a Topic
_______   Outline your paper
_______   Organize your speech
________ Write your paper
_______   Memorize your paper
_______   Practice your speech (Watch YOUR TIME!)
  1. Walk with confidence, (I can do this).
  2. Good posture, may use gestures, allow to flow naturally (not overly)
  3. Wear suit and tie, ladies wear modest dress
  4. Don’t wear things that will distract folks
  5. Look pleasant
  6. Adjust the mike before you start
  7. Speak clearly in a controlled tone
  8. Say your topic first, then your greeting
  9. Work in between your time (not under, not over) Preparatory 3-4 minutes,

 Junior 4-5 minutes and Senior 5-6 Minute