Poetry Recital (12-14 Years)
Perform words written by some of the greatest wordsmiths ever, from the 18th to the 21st centuries. Poems must be performed from memory. Choose one poem from the following (links
Your Original Poetry (12-14 Years)
Sometimes performing other peoples’ words just isn’t enough. What do you want to say through the spoken word? This category is very much about quality, rather than quantity! Make sure
Shakespeare Sonnet (12-14 Years)
“Thou dost speak masterly!” Shakespeare’s sonnets are revered for a reason: infinities are explored in just fourteen lines … In this category, you can perform any of Shakespeare’s sonnets from
Prose Reading (12-14 Years)
This year, we’re letting you roam through the entirety of prose fiction, to choose an excerpt from any fiction book originally written in the English language. Your excerpt should last
Solo Acting (12-14 Years)
Choose an excerpt from your favourite play or monologue, lasting 4 minutes. A copy of the reading must be sent to us at email@example.com by 30 April 2023. At the
Public Speaking – Presenting an argument (12-14 Years)
Candidates can choose to give a persuasive speech presenting one side of the issue (for or against) or a balanced argument considering both sides. In the 12-14 Years category, you
Public Speaking – Speaking to inform (12-14 Years)
What the world needs more now than ever is information we can all trust! But we are also always grateful when that information is presented in an interesting and engaging
Public Speaking – Impromptu (12-14 Years)
You’ll speak for 4 minutes on an exciting general interest topic which will be given to you by the festival organisers 10 minutes before you speak. This is the perfect
News Report (12-14 Years)
Reporting on an exciting news story is a thrilling challenge for our final new category in our May 2023 Oratory Festival. But it’s also the gateway to a career as
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