Delegates will read a Latin passage with feeling, understanding, and movement.
Participants in the Dramatic Interpretation Contest must compete on the level of Latin last completed. However, no student may compete at the same level (except for those on level 5) more than one year. Contestants may enter only one advanced level, either poetry or prose, but not both.
Costume and props are NOT to be used. An introduction in English is NOT necessary and, if given, is NOT in any way considered when rating contestants. A false start (i.e., no longer than the first line) will be allowed without a point deduction.
Contestants should make sure their movements and gestures are appropriate to the content of the presentation. It is highly recommended that a student’s sponsor or a state chair should hear and approve the presentation before the contest. Students and advisors are reminded that a poem (Advanced Poetry level only) must be recited in the appropriate meter, including elisions.