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.
Extemp Topic Areas
Rd. 2 International Economics, Crisis Management Style. [There are a lot of economic problems in this world – go fix ’em.]
Rd. 3 International Indigenous Issues [Central actors in the questions are Indigenous Peoples, no country or issue is off limits.]
Quarters: King for a Day (Hypothetically Speaking) [Questions will challenge extempers to answer from the perspective of a current president, prime minister, UN secretary general, etc. Questions will refrain from primarily economic queries, because of the round 2 topic area. Absolutely anything else is fair game.]
Finals: Wild Card Triads. [There will be at least 3 actors in each question. Actors can be a country’s internationally recognized government, international organization, rebel group, major company, or anything else of equivalent significance. It’s gonna be a blast.]