2020 -2021 NCFCA Speech Categories and Debate Resolutions
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Digital Presentation Digital Presentation is an original platform speech that informs or persuades and is accompanied by digital visual aids. Digital Presentation Rules
Informative Informative is an original platform speech that explains a significant topic. Informative Rules
Persuasive Persuasive is an original platform speech that influences the audience to consider a particular point of view or course of action. Persuasive Rules
Biblical Thematic Biblical Thematic is an interpretation speech in which the speaker analyzes three or more literature selections, including at least one Scripture selection, and develops a unique, original performance using a visual aid. Biblical Thematic Rules
Duo Duo is an interpretation speech in which two speakers explore a published literature selection and develop a unique, original performance. Duo Rules
Open Open is an interpretation speech in which the speaker explores a published or self-authored literature selection and develops a unique, original performance. Open Rules
Humorous Interpretation Humorous is an interpretation speech in which the speaker explores a published literature selection and develops a unique, original, and humorous performance. Humorous Interpretation Rules
LIMITED PREPARATION SPEECHES
Apologetics Apologetics is a limited preparation speech in which the speaker draws a topic and is given four minutes to prepare a six-minute speech that presents a well-reasoned defense of basic tenets of the Christian faith. Apologetics Rules
Extemporaneous (with cross x in outrounds) Extemporaneous is a limited preparation speech in which the speaker is assigned a current event topic and given twenty minutes to analyze news and other sources while preparing a seven-minute, evidence-based speech. Extemporaneous Rules
Impromptu Impromptu is a limited preparation speech in which the speaker draws a topic and is given two minutes to prepare a unique and meaningful five-minute speech. Impromptu Rules
Lincoln Douglas (LD) Resolved: In democratic elections, the public’s right to know ought to be valued above a candidate’s right to privacy.
Team Policy (TP) Resolved: The European Union should substantially reform its immigration policy.