Now that registration is closed, We DO NOT anticipate any changes to the speech patterns as originally posted.

The way that patterns are arranged is a bit of a puzzle. It's ideal to have the same amount of competition rooms in each pattern because that evens out the number of judges needed for each pattern. And Duo and Extemp can never be in the same pattern (until Quarter Finals), as that complicates Extemp draw times and coordinating speaking times with Duo partners. And Demonstration should be in a different pattern from Expos because that's just too many things passing each other in the hallway!

The patterns are:

Pattern A
Dramatic Interpretation
Mars Hill
Open Interpretation

Pattern B
Duo Interpretation
Humorous Interpretation
Original Oratory

The good news is that this is NITOC! There are no limits to the number of speeches that a student can do in any pattern.

Thank you for your flexibility!