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Appleton East 2021

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This is a High School tournament in Wisconsin.

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The Appleton East Forensics team invites you to their FIRST (and hopefully last) virtual, asynchronous tournament.      

Registration will be done through www.speechwire.com When you register, please enter a link to the unpublished YouTube video of the contestant’s performance. All events (including limited prep events) will be done with one video for all rounds with the exception of storytelling (one video for each of the 3 stories) and OIL (one prose and one poetry video).

EVENTS: In addition to all of the usual WFCA events, we will also offer NOVICE and VARSITY divisions in both Prose and Poetry (Novice competitors are in their first year of forensics).  And we will offer ORATORICAL DECLAMTION (to help students prepare for the upcoming NCFL qualifiers).

RULES: WFCA rules will be followed for all events with two exceptions:   1. We will not disqualify students in the speech categories who use notes, regardless if using more than one note card (however, the use of notes is subject to critique).  2. NCFL Rules will be used for Oratorical Declamation.

ENTRIES:  Teams may enter as many entries as they would like with up to the top 25 counting toward the team score.  We welcome TRIPLE-entries in any category.  Note: Novice Prose/Poetry are only open to students competing in their first year of high school forensics; not their first year in the category.

VIDEOS:  Record as many times as you would like, but submit only an unedited, one-take video as the official entry.  Upload videos to YouTube as unlisted and include the links with the entry (you will see an icon for the video links in Speechwire). 

STORYTELLING: videos should be in the following order: Round 1: Fable; Round 2: Undead; Round 3: Finally being heard; Final: student’s choice.  

ORAL INTERP: please enter Rounds 1, 3 with the PROSE link and Round 2, Finals with the POETRY link.

IMPROMPTU:  the video should be the full 5 minutes, which includes all the prep time and speaking. 

RADIO and EXTEMP: do not need to record and submit prep for those events, but students should upload their performance within 45 minutes of opening the attached prep materials.  Limited prep category materials will be released on Thursday, January 21 by 7:00 P.M.  We will send the materials directly to coaches via e-mail and will have more detailed instructions in that e-mail.

GROUP INTERP, DUO, and PLAY ACTING: please have students record videos in split screen, even if competitors reside in the same household.

JUDGES:  Please provide one qualified judge for every five entries or fraction thereof.  If you are short on judges, you may hire one of our independent extra judges at a rate of $150/judge.  You must provide the number of judges you indicate on your original entry. Make sure your judges can handle virtual judging.  Judges must meet all ballot submissions deadlines or your team will be assessed a fee.

FEES:  $10 per individual entry and $15 for each group entry (Duo, Group Interpretation, and Play Acting) as of your team’s registration on Speechwire through 4:00 P.M. on Thursday, January 28.  Please make checks payable to APPLETON EAST Forensics.


Thursday, January 21 – Radio Packets / Extemp Questions /Impromptu Prompts e-mailed to coaches by 7:00 P.M. for distribution to your students.

Thursday, January 28 – All entries and video links must be in Speechwire by 4:00 P.M.

Friday, January 29 – All preliminary rounds sent to judges by 4:00 P.M.

Saturday, January 30, 11:00 A.M. – Deadline for judges to return all preliminary round ballots and critiques.

Saturday, January 30, 12:30 P.M. – LIVE Google Meet Judges Meeting/Assignment of Power Rounds/Ballot Distribution to Judges (Coaches will get a link prior to the tournament). ALL JUDGES AND COACHES SHOULD ATTEND. Judges must view/evaluate final round entries immediately after release and submit within 90 minutes. 

Saturday, January 30: 3:30 P.M. – Release of Awards video.  Depending upon the number of registrations, we will utilize the video streaming service most appropriate.  We will send information to you the week of the tournament.  We will release student critiques and the results packet ASAP after the tournament.  We will mail awards to the team address listed on SPEECHWIRE.


Please reach out if you have any questions.

Paul Miller and Carter Touchet






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Paul Miller
Email address: millerpaul@aasd.k12.wi.us
Phone number: 9208326212

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2121 Emmers Dr
2121 Emmers Dr
Appleton, WI 54915

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