Traditional Public Speaking Categories:

  • Informative (new national category)
  • Original Oratory (national category
  • Great Speeches (MN only)
  • Extemp Speaking (national category)

Acting: Serious in nature:

  • Prose (national)
  • Drama (national)
  • Poetry (new national)
  • Duo (can also be humorous in nature – national)

Acting: Humorous in nature:

  • Humorous (national)
  • Storytelling

Reading Interpretive:

  • Extemp Reading

Unique to Minnesota:

  • Discussion (group interaction)
  • Creative Expression (participants write and perform their presentation)