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Declamation Contest

Drama and Poetry Declamation Competition

The 87th Annual Declamation Contest for local middle and high school students of German will be held on

Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 4:30pm in the College Avenue Student Center (126 College Avenue) in Room 411BC. Parking will be available without a permit in Lots 26, 30, and the College Avenue deck.

This year, the Declamation Contest will take place in conjunction with the Department End of Year Awards Ceremony & Graduation Celebration.

Please make sure to register by April 14, 2017! 

Click here for the registration form.


 Contest Guidelines:

  1. Students are encouraged to recite a poetry or prose selection OR to perform a dramatic scene or song.
  2. Selections should be appropriate for the student’s interest and ability.
  3. All selections must be delivered in German.
  4. For group performances, each participant must have a speaking role.
  5. No amplification is allowed.
  6. Each performance is allotted a maximum of ten minutes. Time will be kept.
  7. No student who has had more than three years of German-language schooling in a German-speaking country should compete.

Each teacher is allowed to register up to two performances in each competition category:

BEGINNER: students in their first year of German study
ADVANCED: students in their second year or higher of German study

Scoring:

Judges will score the performances in the following three categories: memorization and preparation; clarity and pronunciation; and feeling and presence.

For each category, the performance may receive a maximum of 10 points and a minimum of 1 point. The maximum total number of points a performance may receive from one judge is 30 points. The maximum total number of points a performance may receive overall is 90 points.


 Click here to see photos from previous years' Declamation Contests!

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