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Dear Forensics Coach,
 
The Sun Prairie High School Forensics team invites you and your team to the fourteenth annual Sun Prairie Forensics Tournament. This synchronous tournament will occur on Saturday, February 6, 2021. 
 
We want to make forensics competition accessible to as many students, coaches, and judges as possible.  With that in mind, we are offering both asynchronous *and* synchronous competition.  We see educational value in both types of competition, but recognize limitations and challenges inherent in both.  We welcome students competing in both options, and plan to recognize award winners from both at a joint awards ceremony on Saturday, February 6 at 3:30pm.  Students are invited to attend both our asynchronous and synchronous tournaments to maximize the feedback they receive at this early-season tournament, provided they have judges to cover their entries.  
 
The following information is for our SYNCHRONOUS tournament, offered through NSDA Campus.
 
A synchronous tournament provides students with the live competition experience we typically have in forensics.  It also gives students the opportunity to watch and learn from the other speakers in the round.  This tournament will not be offering group events, due to functionality of the NDSA platform.  Group events are invited to submit recorded videos in our concurrnet asynchronous tournament.  
 
 
 
Rules     
WFCA rules will be used for all events (For a list of rules see www.wfcaforensics.org) with the following modifications:
-Allowance of one 4x6 notecard in Oratory
-Solo Actors will be allowed to use a chair
-Allowance of notes in Oratorical Declamation
-Allowance of notes in Demonstration, Informative, Moments and Special Occasion
 
Schedule                     
by 8am      TEXT day-of drops to Anna-Lisa and Jason OR text to confirm your team is all present
8:30        Judges Meeting (zoom link to be provided); Radio/Extemp Draw Begins at 8:30
9:00        Round I
10:15       Round II
11:30       Round III
1:00 or ASAP   Power Rounds Posted; rounds starting immediately after
3:30        Awards (zoom link to be provided)
 
Entries
Students are allowed to double enter. Students cannot double enter in BOTH extemp and radio.  Students are responsible for making it to both rounds.  Should a student choose to double enter in a limited prep event and another event, please discuss with them the challenges they may encounter in making it to their rounds on time.  
 
Judges   
Each school must provide one judge for every six entries or portion of six entries. Please try to bring your own quality judges. Your judge commitment will be based on your entry as of Friday, January 31 at 4:00pm. We will have hired judges available for you at a cost of $15 per uncovered entry. Teams with over 60 entries/10 judges are required to hire judges from the tournament.
 
Awards
Medals will be presented to the top finalists in each category. In addition, the top novice competitor in each category will receive an award. Team awards will be given to schools in three divisions. Your top 25 competitors with a maximum of four in any one category will count for team awards. Divisions will be determined based on actual entries competing. A minimum of five entries will be needed to compete for team awards.
 
Deadlines
-Please register via SpeechWire by Friday, January 29th by 5:00 pm.
-Teams can and should manage their own drops on Speechwire.com until 5:00pm, Friday, February 5th.
-Entries dropped after that time will still be charged and you will be responsible for the judges listed.
-Day of tournament drops are strongly discouraged. Please text last minute drops as soon as possible on tournament day to Anna-Lisa Dahlgren at 608-712-5152 AND Jason Samens at 608-669-3210. Make sure you have an updated cell phone number in Speechwire, so tournament personnel can contact you in case a member of your team fails to check-in by 8:00am.
 
Fees
A fee of $10.00 for each individual entry. Entry fees are per entry, not per student. Fees will be based on your confirmed entry.
 
SpeechWire   
-Note on Varsity/Novice designation: When prompted to enter a student’s division, please use varsity for all competitors EXCEPT those students in their FIRST year of high school forensics competition. Please mark these students as NOVICE. This will allow us to recognize top novice competitors at awards like we have in the past.
-If you encounter any problems with the online registration, don't hesitate to email amdahlg@sunprairieschools.org
 
We are looking forward to hosting you on February 6th! If you have any questions, feel free to contact us!
 
Anna-Lisa Dahlgren                                       
Head Coach, SPHS Forensics                 
Cell: 608-712-5152
E-Mail: amdahlg@sunprairieschools.org
 
Alexis O'Connell
Coach, SPHS Forensics
 
Sara Hilliger
Coach, SPHS Forensics
 
Jason Samens
Coach, SPHS Forensics

Manager contact information

Anna-Lisa Dahlgren
Email address: amdahlg@sunprairieschools.org
Phone number: 608-712-5152

Mailing address

Anna-Lisa Dahlgren / Cardinal Heights Upper Middle School
220 Kroncke Drive
Sun Prairie, WI 53590

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