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This is a High School tournament in Nebraska.

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Titan Talkers invites your team to our Souper Bowl speech invitational on Saturday, DECEMBER 4th at Norris High School.  We will offer eight individual speech events & duo with optional scripts.  Three preliminary rounds and finals are planned.  If any event has only one section, there will be no final round.  Competitors may triple enter but may not use the same script or parts of the same script in more than one event.  Extempers who triple enter must be very careful to manage their time well. We will offer a novice award in each individual event; we'll have you identify novices at registration.  A novice is defined as a student who has not competed in speech prior to August 2021.   Novice recognition will not be made in duo. Team platters will be presented to the top two teams with awards to the top six in every individual event as well as a novice award in each individual event.  We will once again offer unique, hand-painted awards, with painted and fired pottery bowls for the top three in each event, and decorative spoons for 4th through 6th.  The novice award will be a painted pottery bowl.
 
We are proud to announce that this year we are a NIETOC bid tournament! 
Bids are gained at the following levels:
0-19 contestants = FIRST PLACE BID
20-34 contestants = FIRST, SECOND & THIRD PLACE BIDS
35-50 contestants = FINAL ROUND BIDS
 
Events:
EXTEMPORANEOUS-Current events topics since August 2021.  Thirty-minute preparation, seven-minute maximum speaking time, no minimum limit.  One 4 x 6 note card is optional.  Open internet rules will be observed.
ORATORY-An original speech composed by the speaker intended to persuade, convince, or inspire.  Ten-minute maximum time limit.  A manuscript is optional but must be available at judge and/or tournament director requests.
INFORMATIVE-An original speech composed by the speaker intended to inform or explain.  Ten-minute maximum.  Manuscripts are optional.  Visual aids are allowed.
ENTERTAINMENT-An original speech composed by the speaker.  This is a public address event.  The purpose is to entertain, but the speech must have a serious point.   Eight minutes maximum time limit.  Manuscripts are optional.
HUMOROUS & DRAMATIC INTERPRETATION-These will be separate events in interpretation which may be taken from prose or drama.  Ten-minute maximum time limit.  Manuscripts are optional.
POETRY-A presentation of poetry. 8 minute maximum. If more than one poem is used, the selections should be linked by a common theme or author.  Transitional statements between poems are optional.  Scripts are mandatory.
POI - A presentation of thematically related mixed media of at least two genres (such as poetry, drama, and prose). 10 minute maximum. Scripts are mandatory.
DUO INTERPRETATION--A ten-minute max presentation of a cutting from a play. Manuscripts are optional.  
 
As our tournament is fairly early in the season, competitors may use full manuscripts for informative, entertainment, and duo, though judges may take the handling of manuscripts into account.
 
Schedule:
8:00 - Registration (west main entrance of the high school, in front of the auditorium)
8:30 - General Meeting & Extemp Draw, Round I (library)
9:00 - Round 1
10:00 - Extemp Draw, Round 2 
10:30 - Round 2
11:30 - Extemp Draw, Round 3 
12:00 - Round 3
1:30 - Extemp Draw, Finals
2:00 - Finals (AWARDS to follow ASAP) 
 
Entries should be made on SPEECHWIRE.  Questions to matt.rosenau@nsdtitans.org or 402-875-1141 via text or call. The deadline is Tuesday, November 30 by 5:00.  Changes will be allowed via e-mail or phone through Friday, December 3.  Please supply one judge per every five entries or part thereof.  Entry fees will be $8.00 per event.  Any entries not covered by your judges will cost an additional $15 per entry.  Please make checks payable to Norris Speech.
 
Masks are to be worn by all people in the building EXCEPT when competing or eating/drinking. It is a competitor's choice if they will perform masked or unmasked, and judges are asked to not make this part of their judging criteria. 
 
All vehicles should enter from the south driveway on 68th Street.  Unload students and supplies on the west side of the building.  Best parking will be on the west side of the building, north of the football field or on the south edge of the south lot by the soccer/softball fields.  Concessions, including baked goods, will be sold throughout the day.  True to our name, homemade soup will be available for sale during lunch, along with pizza.  The hospitality room will include homemade soup as well.  The tab room will be in the guidance offices right by the west entrance.  We plan to use e-ballots via SpeechWire, so please have judges bring an appropriate device.  Please have students subscribe to SpeechWire for schematics the morning of.
Please call if you have any questions.  We look forward to seeing you and your team!
Sincerely,
Matt Rosenau & Liz Ogg
matt.rosenau@nsdtitans.org   402-875-1141 (cell)

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Matt Rosenau
Email address: matt.rosenau@nsdtitans.org
Phone number: 4028751141

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25211 S 68th St.
Firth, NE 68358

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