Cactus Clash Juniors Tournament

We are very excited to be offering a Juniors Tournament. This will be for students ages 10 - 11 only as of October 1, 2020. We realize some competitors will be 12 by the competition date.

Parents, please use discretion in deciding to register young competitors. If your child will not be able to stand in front of judges and speak without you prompting them, we would advise you against entering them into the competition.

Students may register for up to two different events.
$15 per Event

The Events:

Junior Apologetics (See Below)
Junior Impromptu
Junior Platform (OO and Persuasive only)

Misc. Notes:

Time Limits: Please be aware of the time limits for these events!

  • Apologetics is four minutes (no penalty for going over) (with three minute prep)
  • Impromptu is three minutes (with two minute prep)
  • Platform is a maximum speaking time of five minutes.

Please note: Junior platforms speeches (OO and Persuasive) will be competing in the same room. The room will be designated Junior Platform.

Judges: Our elder competitors will be serving as judges for the junior's tournament. However, in order to judge juniors, competitors must be 14 years or older, or have one or more prior years of competition experience.

Attire: Tournament attire is Sunday best.

Awards: All competitors will be acknowledged at the award ceremony! Remember to be dressed in your Sunday best!

Apologetics Questions

1. Why should you study the Bible?
2. What is the Gospel and why is it the core of the Christian faith?
3. What does it mean that God is triune? Why is this important?
4. What evidence is there for the existence of God in our physical universe?
5. What does it mean that God is eternal? Why is this important?
6. Why is it important that Jesus Christ be both fully God and fully man?
7. What is the role of the Holy Spirit? Why is this important?
8. Does God reveal Himself to man? And if so, how?
9. Can God be both merciful and just to mankind?
10. Can a person do enough good in life to get into heaven?