Competitors present selections in poetry and prose. While performing, they read their selections from a binder - each selection being ten minutes maximum.
Humorous Interpretation is a ten minute performance in which a competitor demonstrates his or her comedic skills, through the use of comedic timing and delivery without the use of costumes or props.
Dramatic interpretation is a ten minute performance in which a competitor conveys a story and emotion through the use of a dramatic text without the use of costumes or props. Competitors may choose to perform one or more portions from a play, short story, or any other published work.
Two competitors work together to create a ten minute performance in which they focus on the relationships and interactions between the characters in order to tell a story; conveying emotion and environments without the use of costumes or props.
Competitors deliver a ten minute, self written speech on any topic they choose. This speech is delivered by memory without the use of costumes or props.
Declamation features a performance that is a maximum of ten minutes in length with selections from commencement addresses, old original oratories or other published speeches.