RULES AND GUIDELINES

  • All rules and regulations are set up by the On The Tip Of Your Tongue organisers and need to be adhered to throughout.
  • On The Tip Of Your Tongue takes no responsibility for any injury or loss of any nature during any part of training sessions or during a competition period.

Participants will be disqualified should any of the below apply:

  • A participant that is adjudicated by a friend, family member or coach.
  • Two or more participants performing the same speech.
  • Individuals or groups NOT collecting feedback, certificates or prizes THEMSELVES at the end of each session.
  • No video recordings or voice notes will be allowed during any performance. Failing to adhere to this rule will result in disqualification of the entire participating school.
  • Unprepared sections: No guidance from parents, coaches or teachers will be tolerated. Breaching this rule will lead to the disqualification of the entire participating school

On The Tip Of Your Tongue Rules:

  • All information and correspondence from On The tip Of Your Tongue is available on our webpage www.oppietongaf.co.za
  • All participants will take part in school uniform. Only the On The Tip Of Your Tongue badge is allowed. No achievement pins or colours are allowed.
  • All entries will be done electronically on the On The Tip Of Your Tongue webpage under the enrollment tab.
  • No email entries will be accepted unless arranged with one of the On The Tip Of Your Tongue organisers.
  • No entry will be accepted without the participant's name and topic.
  • Participants entering in their own capacity should pay online via the payment gateway. (VISA or MASTER Card / Secure EFT)
  • Only schools are allowed to pay for entries via EFT into the following bank account:
  • Banking details:
  • OPPIE TONG AF / ON THE TIP OF YOUR TONGUE

    FIRST NATIONAL BANK

    Cheque Account:

    62682081931

    Branch Code:

    251145

    Reference: 

    Name of School and "PS" for Public Speaking

  • Email proof of payment to vorster@oppietongaf.co.za.
  • Ensure that you enter under the correct sectionsGroups Consist out of 4 Participants. FEES WILL NOT BE REFUNDED SHOULD AN ENTRY NOT COMPLY WITH THE ON THE TIP OF YOUR TONGUE RULES. THESE FEES WILL BE REGARDED AS A DONATION TOWARDS THE PROJECT.
  • Participants can take part in both prepared and unprepared sections.
  • No unprepared questions will be asked to participants at prepared sections. The aim is to evaluate the prepared speech only.
  • A maximum of six individual participants per section per grade can enter.
  • A maximum of three groups per grade can enter the group section.
  • Changes to the program will be done by the On The Tip Of Your Tongue organisers only.
  • Requests can be sent to vorster@oppietongaf.co.za when submitting the entries. We will try to accommodate these requests as far as possible. Additional charges will occur after the programmes have been sent out.
  • Creative and pure language will be promoted throughout.
  •  Foul language will not be tolerated.
  • Adjudicators will have a feedback session after each section as indicated on the program.
  • The adjudicator’s decision remains final.
  • The best speaker or group in each grade from the following sections from the different provinces will be invited to take part at the National final which will take place in October. A winner in each grade will be determined.

OORREDINGSTOESPRAAK-AFRIKAANS: INDIVIDUEEL VOORBEREID

OORREDINGSTOESPRAAK-AFRIKAANS: SPAN VOORBEREID

PERSUASIVE SPEECH- ENGLISH: INDIVIDUAL PREPARED

PERSUASIVE SPEECH- ENGLISH: GROUP PREPARED

 

  • The best speaker or group in each grade from the following sections from the different provinces will be invited to take part at the National final which will take place in October. However, on National level they will compete in the next age groups: Gr1-3, Gr4-5, Gr6-7, Gr8-9 and Gr10-12. A winner of each group will be determined.

AFRIKAANS: MOTIVERINGSTOESPRAAK

AFRIKAANS: VERMAAKLIKHEIDSTOESPRAAK

AFRIKAANS: DIE GOUE TONG

OORREDINGSTOESPRAAK-AFRIKAANS: INDIVIDUEEL ONVOORBEREID

OORREDINGSTOESPRAAK-AFRIKAANS: SPAN ONVOORBEREID

ENGLISH: MOTIVATIONAL SPEECH

ENGLISH: ENTERTAINMENT SPEECH

ENGLISH: THE GOLDEN TONGUE

PERSUASIVE SPEECH-ENGLISH: INDIVIDUAL UNPREPARED

PERSUASIVE SPEECH- ENGLISH: GROUP UNPREPARED

  • Final: All speakers that are invited to the final are required to attend the prize giving. Failure to do so or leave before the formalities are concluded will result in an automatic forfeit of the place achieved on National level.
  • FINALISTS will be announced on the On The Tip Of Your Tongue website within three days after the competition have been completed.
  • Should a participant that was invited to the National Final be in a position where they cannot attend the event, the next overall winner will be contacted to be given the opportunity to partake.
  • No results will be announced during Provincial sessions. All participants receive an Adjudicator’s comment form.
  • No walking in and out of venues will be permitted during sessions.
  • Speakers are not limited to themes, therefore they are allowed to choose any topic that they feel strong about. Ensure the nature of the speech is in line with the chosen section and topic. We encourage speakers to CHANGE their world, CHANGE their country and to CHANGE their immediate environment.

On The Tip Of Your Tongue guidelines:

SECTIONS

English:

  • Individual prepared- Persuasive speech
  • Individual unprepared- Persuasive speech
  • Group prepared- Persuasive speech
  • Group unprepared- Persuasive speech
  • Entertainment Speech- Prepared
  • Motivational Speech- Prepared
  • The GOLDEN tongue- Persuasive speech

 

Time frames for individual speeches:

Grade 1-3: 2-4 Minutes

Grade 4-5: 3-5 Minutes

Grade 6-7: 4-6 Minutes

Grade 8-12: 5-7 Minutes

Important: 1 point will be deducted for every 10 seconds exceeding these time frames!

Guidelines for individual prepared speeches (persuasive)

From Gr 1-12

  • Any argumentative topic may be used. Your Aaudience must be able to disagree.
  • It has to be a persuasive speech with a convincing point of opinion, preferably three arguments, introduction and conclusion.
  • Preferably three convincing sources. Own opinion. Examples from own references which supports the arguments.
  • No unprepared questions will be asked in the prepared section. Only the prepared speech will be evaluated.

Guidelines for individual unprepared speeches (persuasive)

Applicable to Gr 5-12 participants

  • Participants receive a statements. From this they need to generate a point of opinion which is motivated. Students may use their own sources as long as it is trustworthy sources.
  • Participants are allowed to bring tablets or cellphones to the venue and make use of internet sources which will support their arguments
  • Primary school students will receive one hour preparation time. They are required to deliver a speech between 2-4 minutes.
  • High school students will receive one hour preparation time. They are required to deliver a speech between 5-7 minutes
  • No guidance from parents, coaches or teachers will be tolerated. Breaching this rule will lead to the disqualification of the entire participating school

Guidelines for prepared group speeches (persuasive)

From Gr 1-12

  • Any argumentative topic may be used. Your Aaudience must be able to disagree.
  • A group consists out of a chairperson and three other members that supports the group’s point of opinion.
  • It remains the chairperson’s responsibility to introduce each member and to conclude thoughts. Speaker one, two and three each take a stance with regards to the topic. Two or three arguments are required to support each speaker's viewpoint. Valid sources needs to support these arguments throughout.
  • The group will be evaluated as a whole.
  • A program needs to be handed in with the group’s names and topic
  • No decorative programs will be accepted as no marks will be allocated to programs.
  • Groups are allowed 12-14 minutes
  • One point will be subtracted for each 10 seconds exceeding the above mentioned time frames

Guidelines for unprepared group speeches (persuasive)

Applicable to Gr 5-12 participants

  • A group consists out of a chairperson and three other members that supports the group’s point of opinion.
  • Participants receive a statement. From this they need to generate a point of opinion which is motivated. Students may use their own sources as long as it is trustworthy sources.
  • Participants are allowed to bring tablets to the venue and make use of internet sources which will support their arguments.
  • Groups will receive one hour preparation time. They are required to deliver a 11 minutes speech
  • One point will be subtracted for each 10 seconds exceeding the above mentioned time frames
  • No guidance from parents, coaches or teachers will be tolerated. Breaching this rule will lead to the disqualification of the entire participating school.

Entertainment Speech (prepared)

From Gr 1-12

  •  The speech must take on a comical nature. The aim is to entertain the audience. Speakers still have to take a stance.
  • The structure of the speech is important to support the speaker’s opinion. (introduction, three points, conclusion)
  • The take on the speech is not necessarily to convince the audience but rather to entertain. The speaker's opinion remains important.
  • The nature of the speech must be to entertain.

Motivational Speech (prepared)

From Gr 1-12

  • The speech must take on a motivational / inspirational nature. Speakers still have to take a stance.
  • The structure of the speech is important to support the speaker’s opinion. (introduction, three points, conclusion)
  • The take on the speech is not necessarily to convince the audience but rather to give them hope. The speaker's opinion remains important.
  • The nature of the speech must be to inspire.

Guideline for the GOLDEN Tongue (Persuasive speech)

From Gr 1-12

  • Participants receive a statement. From this they need to generate a point of opinion which is motivated.
  • Structure of the speech- Introduction, point of opinion, preferable three arguments, conclusion.
  • Reliable sources must support the arguments. It is not necessary to mention dates when quoting sources. Students may use their own sources as long as it is trustworthy sources.
  • Primary school students will receive five minutes preparation time. They are required to deliver a speech between 2-4 minutes.
  • High school students will receive five minutes preparation time. They are required to deliver a speech between 5-7 minutes
  • No guidance from parents, coaches or teachers will be tolerated. Breaching this rule will lead to the disqualification of the entire participating school

 


REËLS EN RIGLYNE

  • Die reëls en riglyne word bepaal deur die Oppie Tong Af organiseerders en moet streng nagevolg word.
  • Oppie Tong Af word gevrywaar van enige besering of verliese wat tydens die kompetisie plaasvind.
  • Spreker kan gediskwalifiseer word indien:

  • ‘n Deelnemer beoordeel word deur ‘n vriend, familielid of afrigter.
  • ‘n Gekoopte toespraak deur 2 of meer deelnemers gelewer word.
  • Individue en spanne wat nie self hulle terugvoer, sertifikate of pryse ontvang na afloop van sessies nie.
  • Geen video- of stemopnames van sprekers is toelaatbaar nie. Indien daar van die reël afgewyk word sal die hele deelnemende skool gediskwalifiseer word.
  • Onvoorbereide afdelings: Geen hulp van ouers, afrigters of onderwysers sal toegelaat word nie. Indien daar afgewyk word van die reël sal die hele deelnemende skool gediskwalifiseer word.

Oppie Tong Af Reëls:

  • Die reëls en riglyne word bepaal deur die Oppie Tong Af organiseerders en moet streng nagevolg word.
  • Oppie Tong Af word gevrywaar van enige besering of verliese wat tydens die kompetisie plaasvind.
  • Sprekers kan gediskwalifiseer word indien:

  • ‘n Deelnemer beoordeel word deur ‘n vriend, familielid of afrigter.
  • ‘n Gekoopte toespraak deur 2 of meer deelnemers gelewer word.
  • Individue en spanne wat nie self hulle terugvoer, sertifikate of pryse ontvang na afloop van sessies nie.
  • Geen video- of stemopnames van sprekers is toelaatbaar nie. Indien daar van die reël afgewyk word sal die hele deelnemende skool gediskwalifiseer word.
  • Onvoorbereide afdelings: Geen hulp van ouers, afrigters of onderwysers sal toegelaat word nie. Indien daar afgewyk word van die reël sal die hele deelnemende skool gediskwalifiseer word.
  • Oppie Tong Af Reëls:

  • Alle inligting en korrespondensie van Oppie Tong Af  is  beskikbaar op die webwerf:  www.oppietongaf.co.za
  • Deelnemers tree op in skooldrag. Slegs die Oppie Tong Af balkie word toegelaat. Geen ander balkies, merietes en erekleure word toegelaat nie.
  • Alle inskrywings geskied elektronies op die webwerf en moet volledig ingevul word.
  • Geen epos inskrywings sal aanvaar word nie tensy dit so met een van die Oppie Tong Af organiseerders goedgekeur is.
  • Geen inskrywing kan aanvaar word waar deelnemer name en vanne of onderwerpe ontbreek nie.
  • Deelnemers wat in hulle eie hoedanigheid inskryf moet aanlyn betaal via die aanlyn betalingsportaal. (VISA or MASTER Card / Secure EFT)
  • Slegs Skole word toegelaat om fooie direk in Oppie Tong Af se bankrekening te deponeer of Elektronies oor te betaal:
  • Banking details:
  • OPPIE TONG AF / ON THE TIP OF YOUR TONGUE

    FIRST NATIONAL BANK

    Cheque Account:

    62682081931

    Branch Code:

    251145

    Reference: 

    Name of School and "PS" for Public Speaking

  • E-pos bewys van betaling  na vorster@oppietongaf.co.za
  • Maak immers seker dat daar vir die korrekte afdelings ingeskryf word. Spanredenaars bestaan uit 4 lede alleenlik. GEEN INSKRYWINGSFOOIE SAL TERUGBETAAL WORD IN DIE GEVAL NIE. DIE FOOIE SAL AS DONASIE TOT DIE PROJEK AANSKOU WORD.
  • Kansellasies moet ‘n week voor kompetisie gedoen.  Geen inskrywingsfooie sal in so ‘n geval terugbetaal word nie.
  • Deelnemers kan vir beide die  voorbereide en die onvoorbereide afdelings inskryf.
  • Geen onvoorbereide vrae sal by voorbereide afdelings gevra word nie.  Die doel is om die voorbereide toespraak te evalueer.
  • 'n Maksimum van ses individuele sprekers per afdeling, per graadgroep mag inskryf.
  • 'n Maksimum van drie spanne per graad kan inskryf .
  • Veranderinge aan die program word slegs deur die Oppie Tong Af organiseerders gedoen.
  • Versoeke kan na vorster@oppietongaf.co.za gestuur word wanneer die inskrywings ingedien word. Ons sal tot die beste van ons vermoë probeer om die versoeke te akkommodeer. Addisionele kostes sal gehef word indien die programme reeds uitgestuur is.
  • Kreatiewe en suiwer taalgebruik word aangemoedig. 
  • Vulgêre taal moet vermy word.
  • Beoordelaars sal repliek gee na afloop van elke sessie en sertifikate uitdeel.
  • Die beslissing van die beoordelaars is finaal.
  • Die beste spreker of span in elke graad van die volgende afdelings per provinsie sal genooi word om in Oktober by die Nasionale finaal te kom meeding.

OORREDINGSTOESPRAAK-AFRIKAANS: INDIVIDUEEL VOORBEREID

OORREDINGSTOESPRAAK-AFRIKAANS: SPAN VOORBEREID

PERSUASIVE SPEECH- ENGLISH: INDIVIDUAL PREPARED

PERSUASIVE SPEECH- ENGLISH: GROUP PREPARED

  • Die beste spreker of groep in elke graad van die volgende afdelings per provinsie sal genooi word om in Oktober by die Nasionale finaal te kom meeding. Op Nasionale vlak sal die die volgende onderdomsgroepe teen mekaar meeding: Gr1-3, Gr4-5, Gr6-7, Gr8-9 and Gr10-12. Die wenner van elke groep sal bekend gemaak word.

AFRIKAANS: MOTIVERINGSTOESPRAAK

AFRIKAANS: VERMAAKLIKHEIDSTOESPRAAK

AFRIKAANS: DIE GOUE TONG

OORREDINGSTOESPRAAK-AFRIKAANS: INDIVIDUEEL ONVOORBEREID

OORREDINGSTOESPRAAK-AFRIKAANS: SPAN ONVOORBEREID

ENGLISH: MOTIVATIONAL SPEECH

ENGLISH: ENTERTAINMENT SPEECH

ENGLISH: THE GOLDEN TONGUE

PERSUASIVE SPEECH-ENGLISH: INDIVIDUAL UNPREPARED

PERSUASIVE SPEECH- ENGLISH: GROUP UNPREPARED

  • Die Oppie Tong Af / On The Tip Of Your Tongue nasionale finaal sal in Gauteng plaasvind.
  • Finaal: Alle sprekers wat uitgenooi word na die finaal moet die prysuitdeling aan die einde van die sessie bywoon. Afwesigheid en verdaging voordat die verrigtinge afgehandel is sal outomaties lei tot die verbeuring van die plek behaal op Nasionale vlak.
  • FINALISTE sal binne drie dae aangekondig word op Oppie Tong Af webwerf.
  • In die geval wat ‘n persoon of span wat na die Nasionale finaal genooi is, nie die geleentheid kan bywoon nie, sal die persoon of span met die algehele tweede hoogste punt behaal die geleentheid gegun word om te kom deelneem.
  • Geen punte word aan leerders bekend gemaak nie, elke leerder sal wel 'n repliekvorm ontvang.
  • Geen beweging in en uit die lokale sal geduld word nie.
  • Sprekers word nie beperk tot temas nie. Hulle kan enige benadering tot 'n tema inslaan. Maak immers seker dat die aard van die inhoud by die afdeling pas waarvoor daar ingeskryf word. Ons moedig sprekers sterk aan om te praat om hulle wêreld te VERANDER, hulle land te VERANDER en hulle onmiddelike omstandighede te VERANDER.

Oppie Tong Af riglyne:

AFDELINGS

Afrikaans:

  • Voorbereide individueel- Oorredingstoespraak
  • Onvoorbereide individueel- Oorredingstoespraak
  • Voorbereide spanne- Oorredingstoespraak
  • Onvoorbereide spanne- Oorredingstoespraak
  • Vermaaklikheidstoespraak- Voorbereid
  • Motiveringstoespraak- Voorbereid
  • Die GOUE tong- Oorredingstoespraak
  • Tyd vir individuele toesprake:

    Graad 1-3: 2-4 Minute

    Graad 4-5: 3-5 Minute

    Graad 6-7: 4-6 Minute

    Graad 8-12: 5-7 Minute

    Baie belangrik: 1 punt word afgetrek vir elke 10 sekondes wat spreker oor die tyd gaan!

    Riglyne vir individuele voorbereide toesprake.  (oorredingstoespraak)

            Vanaf Gr 1-12

  • Enige beredeneerde onderwerp mag gebruik word. Onthou die gehoor moet van jou kan verskil.
  • Dit moet ‘n oorredende toespraak wees met ‘n standpunt, verkieslik drie argumente, inleiding en slot.
  • Verkieslik drie geloofwaardige bronne.  Eie mening.  Voorbeelde vanuit leefwêreld kan ‘n argument versterk.
  • Geen onvoorbereide vrae sal by voorbereide afdeling gevra word nie.  Die doel is om die voorbereide toespraak te evalueer.

            Riglyne vir onvoorbereide individuele toesprake. (oorredingstoespraak)

                    Slegs vanaf Gr 5

  • By die onvoorbereide toespraak kry deelnemers slegs ‘n stelling waar hy ‘n standpunt moet inneem.
  • Leerders is vry om hulle eie geloofwaardige bronne te gebruik.
  • Deelnemers mag  “tablette” of selfone in lokaal bring, om internet navorsing te doen om hulle argumente te versterk.
  • Laerskool deelnemers kry 1 uur  voorbereidingstyd en 2-4 minute om die toespraak te lewer.
  • Hoërskool deelnemers  kry 1 uur voorbereidingstyd  en 5-7 minute om die toespraak te lewer.
  • Geen hulp van ouers, afrigters of onderwysers sal toegelaat word nie. Indien daar afgewyk word van die reël sal die hele deelnemende skool gediskwalifiseer word.

            Riglyne vir voorbereide spanredenaars. (oorredingstoespraak)

                     Vanaf Gr 1-12

  • Enige beredeneerde onderwerp kan gebruik word om ‘n standpunt in te neem. Onthou die gehoor moet van jou kan verskil.
  • ‘n Span bestaan uit ‘n inleier/voorsitter met drie ander sprekers wat die standpunt ondersteun. 
  • Die voorsitter se taak is om die inleiding en die standpunt te stel, die ander sprekers aan die woord te stel en gedagtes saam te vat.  Spreker een, twee en drie neem ‘n standpunt in oor die onderwerp met twee of drie argumente.  Argumente moet met geloofwaardige bronne ondersteun word. 
  • Die span word as ‘n eenheid geëvalueer en gesien. 
  • Die klem val op die woord en oorreding. 
  • Baie belangrik: Indien hulpmiddels gebruik word, moet deelnemers baie versigtig wees, dit moet jou punt versterk en nie ontaard in ‘n klein drama of sirkus nie.  Hulpmiddels en bewegings moet oordeelkundig en spaarsamig gebruik word.
  • Die program moet net ‘n getikte folio wees met leerders se name en hulle onderwerpe. 
  • Geen dekoratiewe program sal aanvaar word nie aangesien dit geen punte tel nie.
  • Tydsduur is 12-14 minute. 
  • Baie belangrik: 1 punt word afgetrek vir elke 10 sekondes wat spreker oor die tyd gaan!

            Riglyne vir onvoorbereide spanredenaars. (oorredingstoespraak)
                    Slegs vanaf Gr 5

  • By die onvoorbereide toespraak kry deelnemers ‘n stelling waar hy ‘n standpunt moet inneem en dit motiveer. 
  • Leerders is vry om hulle eie geloofwaardige bronne te gebruik.
  • Deelnemers mag  “tablette” in lokaal bring, om navorsing op die internet te doen om hulle argumente te versterk.
  • Deelnemers kry een uur voorbereidingstyd en elf minute om die toespraak te lewer.
  • Geen hulp van ouers, afrigters of onderwysers sal toegelaat word nie. Indien daar afgewyk word van die reël sal die hele deelnemende skool gediskwalifiseer word.

            Vermaaklikheidstoesprake (voorbereid)

                    Vanaf Gr 1-12

  • Die toespraak moet van so aard wees dat die spreker ‘n standpunt kan inneem.
  • Die struktuur van die toespraak is van uiterste belang om die standpunt te ondersteun. (inleiding, drie punte en ‘n slot)
  • Die doel van die toespraak is nie noodwendig om die gehoor van ‘n saak te oortuig nie maar dat die spreker se opinie en mening seëvier.
  • Die aard van die inhoud moet vermaaklik wees.

            Motiveringstoesprake (voorbereid)

                    Vanaf Gr 1-12

  • Die toespraak moet van so aard wees dat die spreker ‘n standpunt kan inneem.
  • Die struktuur van die toespraak is van uiterste belang om die standpunt te ondersteun. (inleiding, drie  punte en ‘n slot)
  • Die doel van die toespraak is nie noodwendig om die gehoor van ‘n saak te oortuig nie maar om die gehoor hoop te gee.
  • Die aard van die inhoud moet inspirerend wees.

              Die GOUE tong (oorredingstoespraak)

                     Vanaf Gr 1-12

  • Deelnemers ontvang 'n stelling. Hiervan moet 'n standpunt geformuleer word.
  • Struktuur van die toespraak- Inleiding, standpunt, verkieslik drie argumente, slot.
  • Sprekers moet hulle eie geloofwaardige bronne gebruik wat die argumente ondersteun. Dit is nie nodig om datums van navorsing te noem wanneer bronverwysings gebruik word nie.
  • Laerskool sprekers ontvang vyf minute voorbereidingstyd 2-4 minute om die toespraak te lewer.
  • Hoërskool deelnemers  kry vyf minute voorbereidingstyd  en 5-7 minute om die toespraak te lewer.
  • Geen hulp van ouers, afrigters of onderwysers sal toegelaat word nie. Indien daar afgewyk word van die reël sal die hele deelnemende skool gediskwalifiseer word.
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