The events offered are original oratory, extemporaneous speaking, dramatic interpretation, humorous interpretation, duo interpretation, thematic interpretation, expository speaking, and impromptu speaking. There is only one open division for all events.
Individual events will have 3 preliminary rounds with elimination rounds beginning with an Octafinal round Sunday evening. All rounds on all three days will be held at the Cal Campus. All speeches must have been prepared during the current school year. Penalties for slight infractions of time rules are left to judges’ discretion. The California Invitational follows CHSSA guidelines for all events.
IE competitors will be allowed to double enter in other IE events, Policy Debate, and one of either LD or PF debate. Students may not double enter in the same individual event. IE competitors will not be allowed to double enter in Congressional Debate. No special accommodations will be made for double entry students and rounds will not be held up to accommodate double entry. This includes elimination rounds, so if a double entered student has overlapping elimination rounds they will have to choose one.