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Dear Speech Coach:

It gives me great pleasure to announce the contest of the Interstate Oratorical Association to be hosted by Butler University in Indianapolis, IN. We excited to return to an in-person tournament. The Interstate Oratory Association is asking all participants to be vaccinated in order to participate. Additionally, masks are required on Butler University’s campus.  

We will accept bids for the 2023 contest at our annual business meeting.  If you are interested in hosting the Interstate, information has been included with this invitation.  You may also call for additional information if it is needed.  Bids should be in the hands of the Executive Secretary by April 1st.

On behalf of the Executive Committee, I look forward to seeing you in April our annual contest.  Should you not be able to attend, please pass this information on to those from your state that may be interested in participating in this historic annual event.

On behalf of the IOA Executive Committee

 

Andrea Carlile

South Dakota State University

Andrea.Carlile@sdstate.edu

 

 

Larry Schnoor, Executive Secretary

E-mail:  Lgene9535@aol.com

Cell: 507-382-3632

Home: 507-387-7601

 

2022 Location

 

Our 2022 host is Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana. There ample hotels in a variety of price points nearby Butler’s campus. Butler’s city campus will provide us with a beautiful venue for both our preliminary and elimination rounds. Indianapolis is also home to an international airport with ample flight options.

SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, APRIL 22:

(All times are local) Rounds will be held on Butler University’s campus

12:00pm-1:30pm Welcome Luncheon & Business Meeting

2:00pm Rd. 1

4:00pm Rd. 2

6:00pm Rd. 3

ASAP Announcement of Semi-Finalists

 

SATURDAY, April 23

9:00 am Semi-Final A

11:00 am Semi- Final B

12:30 pm Luncheon & Announcement of Finalists

2:30pm Final Round

ASAP Awards

 

 

 

 

TOURNAMENT FEES:  Each State Association should pay the annual dues at least 30 days before the contest.  If this is not possible, dues may be paid at registration. 

 

State Fees

$50 for 2 contestants from one state (will be divided by school)

$40 for 1 contestant from a state

 

Entry Fees

$10 per contestant

 

Participation Fee (covers cost of luncheons)

$50 per coach

$50 per contestant

$50 per additional guest

 

Winning Orations

Each participant will receive a print edition of Winning Orations. Schools will be provided a digital copy.  If schools would like additional copies for their libraries an additional fee of $25 per printed copy will be charged.

 

Additional Copies of Winning Orations

$25 per printed copy

 

JUDGES:  Coaches attending the tournament will judge the preliminary contest rounds.  EACH STATE ASSOCIATON OR MEMBER SCHOOL SHALL SEND THE ORATORY COACH OF EACH STUDENT PARTICIPATING IN THE ANNUAL CONTEST TO ACT AS A JUDGE IN THE PRELIMINARY ROUNDS OR HIRE A JUDGE BEFORE THE STUDENT IS ALLOWED TO COMPETE.

 

IF THERE ARE TWO CONTESTANTS FROM A STATE, TWO JUDGES MUST BE PROVIDED, EVEN IF THE TWO CONTESTANTS ARE FROM THE SAME SCHOOL.  The cost of a hired judge will be $75.00.  If a school has a problem supplying the necessary judge or judges for their entry, please notify the Executive Secretary as soon as possible for other arrangementsIt is expected that coaches attending will be available to judge through the semifinal rounds.

 

 

RULES: 

  1. The oration must be delivered without the aid of notes or manuscript.
  2. No oration shall contain more than 1800 words. (Although no minimum word limit is established, a 1500 word minimum is suggested.)
  3. For purposes of definition, quoted words are those written or spoken by a person other than the orator.  Such quoted matter shall be limited to 20% of the total number of words in the oration.  Direct discourse, dialogue or other stylistic devices within quotation marks created by the orator SHALL NOT be included in the 20% total.
  4. All quoted materials shall be documented.
  5. ****In order to make it easier to complete the publication of Winning Orations copies of the manuscript should accompany the entry if at all possible via the topics section on SpeechWire.
  6. No headers/footers; no page numbers; have footnotes and references as a separate document; please italicize or underline sources in the text; provide a title if there is one; identify who coached the speech; please use no alternative type size; and provide an e-mail address so if anything needs to be checked, it will be possible to reach you.  Thank you very much.
  7. Copies of the oration should follow-APA citation guidelines.

 

ENTRIES:

Please submit entries via SpeechWire by April 8, 2022.

 

 

 

 

How to submit your manuscript

 

·        Each Contestant Should upload their Manuscript for Winning Orations Here: https://forms.gle/wXTRdHWTVuUf3hMZA

 

Vaccine Verification

·        We ask each contestant, coach and participant to verify their vaccination status by completing this form:

https://forms.gle/yU21LArAa8jBdfos9

 

Manager contact information

Andrea Carlile
Email address: andrea.carlile@sdstate.edu
Phone number: 2174141959

Mailing address

Box 2218
United States
Brookings, SD 57007

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