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Bill Henderson Invitational (CANCELED)

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2021 Iowa Swing Invitation




Simpson College and the University of Northern Iowa look forward to hosting you at the Virtual Iowa Swing! Simpson will host the Storm Invitational Saturday, January 16. UNI will host the Bill Henderson Invitational January 17. Both tournaments will be held Asynchronously.


The Iowa Swing offers competition in all 11 AFA events on both days. Entries and video links for both days must be submitted on Speechwire by Sunday, January 10, at 5 p.m.


  Direct question about the overall tournament or speech events to sabarfield@gmail.com


We look forward to seeing you in January!


Simpson College Speech & Debate

Spencer Waugh

Director of Speech and Debate


(515) 961-1891

University of Northern Iowa Forensics

Dr. John Fritch

Director of Forensics

Deano Pape

Asst. Director of Speech and Debate


(920) 229-8233

Sade Barfield

Director of Individual Events


(309) 648-3189



Steven Gill

NFA LD Coach

Graduate Asst. Coach

Emma Newton








Tournament Fees

$5/entry. One quality judge covers six slots.

There is a $10.00 fee for every uncovered entry.



Saturday January 16, 2020

Mail checks

Simpson College

ATTN: Spencer Waugh

701 N “C” St.

Indianola, IA 50125


Sunday January 17, 2020

Payment can be done either via credit card or check.


Email Sade Barfield (sabarfield@gmail.com) if you want to pay with a credit card.

Please make checks out to University of Northern Iowa and mail to address below:

University of Northern Iowa

℅ Sade Barfield

326 Lang Hall

Cedar Falls, IA 50614


ENTRIES: Entries must be submitted to Speechwire on Sunday, January 10 by 5 p.m. CST. After the deadline, no additional entries will be accepted. If drops need to be made after the deadline, email sabarfield@gmail.com (UNI half) or deano.pape@simpson.edu (Simpson half).



EVENTS: All 11 AFA events will be offered, and events will be divided into 2 patterns. IE Students may enter up to three events in each pattern:


After Dinner Speaking

Communication Analysis

Duo interpretation

Dramatic Interpretation

Extemporaneous Speaking

Poetry Interpretation

Persuasive Speaking

Informative Speaking

Program Oral Interpretation

Impromptu Speaking

Prose Interpretation





Saturday January 9 12pm CST - Extemp and Impromptu prompts emailed to all entries in limited prep events

Sunday January 10 5pm CST - Entries and corresponding videos due to Speechwire

Monday January 11 30 9am CST - Preliminary round ballots for The Simpson Storm are released via Speechwire

Wednesday January 13 9am CST - The preliminary round ballots for the Bill Henderson Invitational

Wednesday January 13 5pm CST - Preliminary ballot rankings for the Simpson Storm DUE

Wednesday January 13 8pm CST – Finals postings and Ballots for the Simpson Storm released.

Friday January 15 5pm CST - Finals ballots for the Simpson Storm DUE

Friday January 15 5pm CST - Preliminary ballot rankings for the Bill Henderson Invitational Due

Friday January 15 8pm CST – Finals Postings and Ballots for the Bill Henderson Invitational released

Saturday January 16 5pm CST - Awards TBA

Sunday January 17 12pm CST – Finals ballots for the Bill Henderson Invitational Due

Sunday January 17 5pm CST – Awards streaming on Facebook



Please register for the tournament and submit video links via SpeechWire by SUNDAY January 10 5pm CST.

Students may enter up to 5 events TOTAL. Students may enter two duos (with different partners) but this will count as two events.

There are no limits on the number of entries a team can enter in any event, but teams entering large numbers in certain events may anticipate “competing” against teammates in preliminary rounds.

Please denote your novices when registering. We will recognize the top novice in each category at awards. Novices are defined as anyone in their first year of collegiate competition.



Rule modifications for the tournament will follow recommendations made by the AFA-NST

  • All materials in competition shall not have been used by the student in interscholastic competition prior to January 1st, 2021
  • It should be noted high school students or first year collegiate speech students are not permitted to reuse literature from high school.
  • There shall be no in-person audiences
  • Duo partners must perform from separate rooms
  • Tapings shall be single camera with a singular mic
  • Editing shall only be used for the purpose of adding visual aid(s)


Unique Video Submission

We will ask that each video performance has not been/is not entered into another asynchronous tournament on a different weekend. You can use the same submission for both halves of this tournament.


Video submission links must be hosted via YouTube. Videos need to be set to “unlisted” for the tournament.


Content Warnings

If a student’s performance includes sensitive topic areas they anticipate may be triggering for audience members or judges, we ask you to enter those topics into the content warning space on Speechwire at the time you submit your entries.


Limited Preparation

Prompts will be released at 12:00pm Central time on Saturday January 9, 2020, and video links are due by registration close on the 29th. Extemp prep DOES NOT need to be included in the recording. You DO need to include the prep time for impromptu speeches.


Questions will cover the traditional areas of the economy, international politics and domestic politics.






INDIVIDUAL SWEEPS: Students entered in at least four individual events will be eligible for an Individual Sweepstakes award.


AWARDS: The top 6 contestants in each event will advance to finals and receive awards, unless there are fewer than 12 entries in the event (or /e-breaking constraints require a different number of finalists). The top 3 individual sweeps entries will receive awards based on points from prelims and finals. Individual Events Sweepstakes trophies will be awarded to the top 3 teams on each day of completion. Combined sweepstakes trophies will be awarded to the top 3 individual events teams at the conclusion of both tournaments. There will be top novice awards in each event.


For the Bill Henderson half we will be shipping out vintage 2020 Iowa Swing tshirts for the top 3 in every final.  We will contact coaches to get shipping information and sizes for competitors.





Manager contact information

Sade Barfield
Email address: sabarfield@gmail.com
Phone number: 309-648-3189

Mailing address

326 Lang Hall
Cedar Falls, IA, IA 50614

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