NEW FOR 2021! We're thrilled to grow the list of Original Content events to include Original Prose Interpretation, Original Poetry, Poetry Slam, PSA Film, 15-minute Plays. In all events, students perform their own original work and receive feedback from critics on content and presentation.
We're also excited to announce the Vital Voices Festival to give students a chance to showcase their thoughts, ideas and feelings around the theme, "With Liberty and Justice for All".
Jan 16, 2021 Vital Voices Festival @ Online (Events offered include: Discussion, OI Prose, OI Poetry, Program Oral Interpretation (POI), Poetry Slam, PSA Film & 15-minute Plays)
Jan 30, 2021 Punxatourney @ Online (High School IE season opener also includes OI Prose & OI Poetry)
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Discussion is an event in which students engage in a problem/ solution analysis and exchange of ideas around a policy oriented question.
Students create an original 30-second Public Service Announcement - including script writing, acting, shooting and production.
OI Prose/OI Poetry: For this event students write and present their own original material (in a performance style similar to Individual Events). Each contestant has the option to participate in either original poetry interpretation, or original prose interpretation or both. Ballots can be found under the resources tab.
High School level Original Prose and Original Poetry as well as Midde Level Original Interp (Prose or Poetry) are offered as part of The Punxatourney.
Midde Level Original Interp (Prose or Poetry) is also offered as part of both Fall ML & Spring ML State Tournaments.
2015 Original Interpretation Tournament, 10/10/15