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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 proud to extend this invitation for you and your qualified students to participate in the 2021National Individual Events Tournament of Champions. The NIETOC is committed to bringing the nation's best and brightest students and teachers together to participate in a high-caliber and high-quality national speech tournament. This event will provide renewal for teachers with guided workshops, networking opportunities with programs nationwide, and strategies for increasing student achievement. The NIETOC is designed to give competitors an amazing competitive experience, with a student-centered schedule, competitive costs, and minimal judge requirements.

As we all know, 2020 was anything but normal. Having to cancel our tournament was a very difficult decision for the entire board. And after being hopeful that we would be together in person for 2021, we realized that we would again have to delay seeing all of our NIETOC friends and family. As a result, our 2021 tournament will feature a combination of asynchronous and synchronous competition styles, in hopes of being able to accommodate a wide variety of virtual situations. Because of the many changes required to do so, we are delaying both the opening and closing of our registration period this year and are compiling a plethora of documents to help you navigate the process. While there is certainly helpful information on our website, most of the pertinent details for 2021 will be found on our SpeechWire page. 

The entire NIETOC Board is hopeful that many of you are able to join us for what will be our 11th national tournament intended to celebrate, once again, the power of the spoken word and the resiliency of the speakers and coaches who continue to advocate for that power--in spite of a global pandemic. In the words of former NIETOC host and all-around great human, Kim Lenger, “Science will get us out of this, but ART will get us through it!”

Some of the key aspects of the 2021 competition include:

-Asynchronous competition for the three preliminary and octafinal rounds in all individual events

-Synchronous competition for the remaining elimination rounds in all individual events

-Duo Interp (split-screen recordings) and Duet Acting (same room recordings) will be asynchronous throughout the tournament. Two bonus entries available per school in each event.

-Students may triple enter in any combination of events.

-Fully-qualified 2020 competitors are eligible for the 2021 tournament. If students only had one bid for 2020, they will have to earn both bids for 2021 during the 20-21 season.

-Initial entry deadline moved back to April 16, although at-large applicants must register by April 10.

All of the pertinent information regarding the many changes to this year’s competition can be found under our SpeechWire ‘Files for Download’ here -- https://www.speechwire.com/c-files.php?tournid=11159

To confirm bid status, please check our website and the searchable bid recipient database:  http://nietoc.com/name-search/


If you have any questions, please email us at info@nietoc.com. We look forward to hosting you at The 2021 Virtual Experience!

-The NIETOC Executive Committee

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Email address: mheimes@lps.org
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