Speech & Drama
Speech & Drama

Speech & Drama Announcements

2013-14 Speech & Drama Rule Changes

Changes adopted by the KSHSAA Executive Board and published in the 2013-14 Debate, Speech & Drama manual:

Updated wording added to Extemporaneous Speech "Preparation" section: No electronic communication or internet access is allowed in the extemporaneous prep room. This is not a change in past policy.

A new section was added to Lincoln-Douglas Debate to allow Electronic Retrieval Devices. The policy is identical to policy debate as written on page 9 section 8. This policy was implemented during the 2013 spring semester.

Electronic readers may not be used in Poetry/Prose
In the speech manual Poetry/Prose section on page 32 under Sec. 4 it states: "Performances must be from a manuscript (which may be in a folder). Reading from a book or magazine is not permitted." Also, no electronic devices are allowed in performance rooms by participants with the exception of Lincoln-Douglas debate. Thus reading from an electronic reader or device would not be legal in Poetry/Prose at this point in time.

Definition of Published
Selections must come from literature that is published and copyrighted. “Published” literature shall be defined as any material that is available to the general public with the... << continue >>


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