POETRY RECITATION (Male and Female)
PLEASE REFER TO PLATFORM GENERAL GUIDELINES BEFORE PREPARING THE POETRY RECITATION.
The contestant chooses a poem to recite by memory, using all the skills of a good dramatic presentation.
1. The poem may be: (a) Biblical, (b) patriotic, (c) of high moral content, (d) about our Christian heritage.
2. No costumes, props, or singing allowed.
3. Time limit is four (4) minutes minimum to six (6) minutes maximum. If competition piece does not meet the four (4) minute minimum or exceeds the six (6) minute maximum time limit, the contestant will receive a .5-point deduction for any portion of thirty (30) second increments outside the allotted time. (For example, a piece timed at 3:42 would receive a half-point deduction from the total score. A piece of 6:42 would receive a deduction of a full point from the total score.)
Hint: Contestants should avoid choppy presentations. Deliver complete thoughts, not necessarily “line.”