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MASQ Virtual Regional #1

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This information is from a tournament in a past season!

This is a High School tournament in Nebraska.

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Dear Coach: 

We are cordially inviting you and/or your students to participate in The MASQ (Making Art while Socially Quarantined) hosted by The Perfect Performance, LLC.

In light of the chaos created by the coronavirus, we are attempting to bring the nation's best and brightest students involved in individual events closer together while practicing social distance.  The MASQ is designed to give competitors a competitive digital experience with competitive costs and no judge requirements. This competition will serve as a qualifier for the NIETOC national competition next May. For the eight NIETOC events, finalists will receive an automatic qualification and semifinalists/quarterfinalists will earn a bid if entries warrant in each event.

There are no qualification pre-requisites for a student to enter this tournament. This competition is open to all 9-12 grade students, provided your state association permits online and national competition. Each student must submit a single-take (non-edited) videotaped performance in one or more of the following events:  Dramatic Interp, Humorous Interp, Program Interp, Original Oratory, Informative, Prose, Poetry, Duet Acting, Duo Interp and Extemp. Students can enter as many events as they wish. For all events except Extemp, the same video will be used for all rounds of competition. Extempers will submit four videos – one for each prelim and a fourth video to be used for ALL elimination rounds. Topics will be released on December 1st and extempers will have until Dec 4 to submit videos.

Fees are $35 per event and a $100 per school judging fee. All entries are due by December 4. A late fee of $15 per entry will apply to those added on December 5th, after which no entries will be accepted. Payments (or proof of payment) are due by December 6. Unpaid entries after Dec 6 will be dropped from the competition. Entry fees are non-refundable. Payment options will be available at the bottom of your invoice page. If you have any trouble there, you can also use this link to pay via PayPal or with a debit/credit card:  https://paypal.me/themasq?locale.x=en_US

We are planning for three preliminary rounds, quarterfinals (if entries warrant), semifinals and finals. Performances will be judged and critiqued by a nationwide panel of experts who specialize in forensics and theatre. Electronic ballots (with videotaped performances embedded) will be used and educational critiques will be provided to the students immediately following the competition. Students are not required to be present for any part of the tournament.

Planned awards include trophies, medals and masks. The top three teams will receive trophies.


1-    Confirm receipt/acceptance of legally binding document. Coaches registering multiple students will be sent directions for how to do this for each individual.

2-    Submit your entries in each of the various categories.

3-    Provide piece information (titles/topics)

4-    Click on Current Invoice in order to pay fees electronically.

5-    Record and upload video (Because it will not allow you to advance without adding information, we recommend adding the words ‘PENDING’ here until you are able to provide the final video clip link.)

6-    Once all steps are completed and verified for every entry, your participation will be officially approved and you will receive a confirmation email. Any missing steps will appear on the Registration Page as a ‘Not Yet Approved’ statement in red.

Details regarding our events, schedule, rules and video submission procedures are also available under the ‘Files for Download’ feature of our SpeechWire tournament page.

Questions regarding registration should be directed to Matt Heimes, Tournament Manager, at mheimes@lps.org or by texting/calling 402-310-4153.



Demond Wilson

Owner & Founder, The Perfect Performance, LLC


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Matt Heimes
Email address: mheimes@lps.org
Phone number: 4023104153

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