Welcome everyone to the Contest.
* to turn their phones off, or to silent.
* that people shouldn’t leave the room while the contest is in progress.
* that no photographs are to be taken during the contest.
* that there is 1 minutes silence between each contestant & silence after the last contestant until the Chief Judge and Counters have left the room.
State the Speaking Order
Ask the Contest SAA to escort the contestants outside.
When they have all left, open the envelope and read the Topics question to the audience and leave the question on the lectern at the side of the speaking area. Then signal the Contest SAA to bring in the first contestant.
Introduce 1st contestant by name
Read the question
Read the question again
Repeat the contestants name again & lead the applause
When the contestant concludes, lead the applause and remind the audience of the one minutes silence.
Signal the Contest SAA to bring in the next contestant.
When the Timekeepers signal that the one minute silence is up, introduce the next contestant.
# REPEAT ABOVE INTRODUCTIONS FOR ALL CONTESTANTS
When the final contestant concludes, lead the applause and remind the audience to remain silent until the Chief Judge and Counters have left the room.
When the Chief Judge and Counters have left the room, invite the contestants to the front of the room, interview them and present them with their participation certificates.
Conclude and hand control to the Contest Chair.