Note: Please keep the evaluation criteria in your mind. Judges evaluate each performer individually based on total speech. Best of Luck!
Level 1: 3 minutes (180 seconds) maximum
Level 2: 4 minutes (240 seconds) maximum
Level 3: 6 minutes (360 seconds) maximum
Additional time after the allocated time will negatively impact the score. If a speech exceeds 30 seconds after the allocated time, a final bell will ring, indicating a hard stop. 4 points will be deducted for any speech that exceeds by 1 minute above the allocated time and additional 4 points will continue to deduct for every additional minute.
- 30 seconds over = warning bell
- 60 seconds over = minus 4 points
- 120 seconds over = minus 8 points