Varsity Platform Speech Events

The age range for Verity’s Varsity speech events is 12-18. Your child’s age is evaluated as of October 1st each year. Therefore, if your child turns 12 on October 2nd, for Verity, and our national league (Stoa), their age for the year would still be 11.

Verity follows STOA guidelines for all Varsity speech events. See below for the descriptions and ballots.

Please note that not all tournaments will offer all events. 


Original Oratory Rules and Ballot

Expository Rules and Ballot