15-18 Years

Live News Report (15-18 Years)

“Going live in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 …”

We can’t wait to invite our 15-18 years olds to our newsroom as some of our Senior Correspondents at IOF News!

Public Speaking: Impromptu (15-18 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 category for everyone who likes debating or thinking on your feet.

Solo Acting (15-18 Years)

“All the world’s a stage, / And all the men and women merely players …”

This May, Zoom is your stage at the International Oratory Festival!

Prose Reading (15-18 Years)

Sure, it’s fun to read a book silently! But how much more exciting to conjure universes into the minds of your listeners …

Shakespeare Sonnet (15-18 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 (including complete sonnets from his plays) from memory.

Your Original Poetry (15-18 Years)

Whether your role model is George (Lord Byron) or George (the Poet), this is your chance to shine with your original words!

Devise and perform your own composition lasting up to 4 minutes.

Poetry Recital from memory (15-18 Years)

Perform one of the following:
(a) ‘Dulce et Decorum Est’ by Wilfred Owen
(b) ‘An Arundel Tomb’ by Philip Larkin
(c) ‘To Autumn’ by John Keats
(d) ‘Female Fashions for 1799’ by Mary Robinson
(e) ‘the root word of babble is babel’ by O-Jeremiah Agbaakin

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