NITOC Competition Events

Speech Events

NITOC will offer 12 individual speech events  grouped into four main disciplines:

Interpretive Speeches

Dramatic Interpretation
Duo Interpretation
Humorous Interpretation
Open Interpretation

Limited Preparation Speeches

Extemporaneous Speaking
Mars Hill

Platform Speeches

Expository Speaking
Original Oratory
Persuasive Speaking

Wild Card Event Speech

Interp in a Box


Debate Events

NITOC will offer three debate events:

Lincoln-Douglas Value Debate

Team Policy Debate

Parliamentary Debate


NOTE: For Duo Interpretation, Team Policy, and Parliamentary Debate only teams may be invited to the Stoa National Invitational Tournament of Champions. In other words, a student may not receive an invitation with one partner and then compete at the Stoa National Invitational Tournament of Champions with another. If a student receives an invitation with two different partners in the same event, he/she must choose which partner to compete with.

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