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Each contestant must present selection(s) in BOTH categories--A and B.
The categories have different themes and different rules.
Both categories have a time limit of 7 minutes or less.
2018-2019 CATEGORY THEMES:
A: EXAMINING OUR CHANGING WORLD
Takes an insightful look into our world of 2018-19 as it changes/has changed in recent years. This applies to a variety of possible changes: values, judgements; social issues; educational issues; national issues; minority issues; personal relationships; morality; community values; etc. The literary selections should address these issues and INFORM the audience about them.
B: TAKING A STAND
The literary selections take a look at the same or similar issues as in Category A, BUT, instead of informing the audience, they TAKE A STANCE on the issue(s). The selections would be somewhat PRO/CON, so to speak.