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OATS 5 (Online Asynchronous Tournament Series)

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Hello Coaches, Competitors, and Judges!
 
We are well on our way with the OATS season this year! OATS #5 promises to continue the tremendous competition we have seen for the OATS so far! 
 
As you've seen, the OATS fee is $200 for the 22-23 season (which pays for all remaining OATS slots that are covered). We will maintain a $10/uncovered slot fee, and we will continue the fee waivers for student-run teams or those experiencing financial hardship. Look for a financial report from the 2021-22 season coming soon on the Outspoken Culture website. 
 
The dates for video submission for the OATS include:
Mon, Jan 23
Mon, Feb 27
 
We look forward to continuing to support student advocacy, accessibility, and health/wellness this 22-23 Season. Full information is available on the OATS Invite (available on Speechwire and the Outspoken Culture website at http://outspokenculture.org/oats). If you have questions feel free to contact Julie Walker by phone (call or text 706-844-2773) or email (julie.walker@smsu.edu). 
 
If you're interested in attending the tournament culminating the incredible performances of the year, check out the Asynchronous Speech Championship invite, available at http://outspokenculture.org/asc! 
 
Sincerely,
 
Julie Walker
Southwest Minnesota State University
Assistant Director of Forensics
Series Tournament Director
 
 
TL:DR Details
*Tournaments will be fully asynchronous, including finals
*Entries and video links are due to Speechwire on Monday @ 8 p.m. CST
*Content warnings are encouraged to give adequate warning to judges/competitors
*No late adds are allowed
*Preliminary rounds will be judged from Tuesday through Thursday @ 4 p.m. CST; Final rounds will be judged from Thursday 6 p.m. through Friday @ 2 p.m. CST
*Postings will go live on Thursdays at 6 p.m. CST (or ASAP depending on ballot completion)
*All 11 categories will be offered per ASC/OATS guidelines
*The $200 Series Fee pays for all “covered-slot” entries for all OATS tournaments
*Uncovered slots will incur an additional $10 fee
*Payments accepted by Venmo, PayPal, or by check
*The dates for video submission for the OATS include:
Mon, Jan 23
Mon, Feb 27
 
Fully Asynchronous Tournament Week Schedule
 
Fri prior @ noon CST: LP Prompts released on Speechwire
Monday @ 8 p.m. CST: Entries and videos due to Speechwire
Monday @ 10 p.m. CST: Fees will be assessed and distributed to teams
Monday @ 10 p.m. CST: Judge dance cards go live on Speechwire
Thursday @ 4 p.m. CST: Preliminary Round judging feedback/scores due
Thursday @ 6 p.m. CST: Final Rounds are Posted on Speechwire and on the OATS Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/oatsforensics
Friday @ 2 p.m. CST: Final Round judging feedback/scores due
Friday @ 4 p.m. CST: Live awards ceremony stream on OATS Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/oatsforensics 
Friday @ Evening: Feedback released to coaches via Speechwire
 
 

 

Manager contact information

Julie Walker
Email address: julie.walker@smsu.edu
Phone number: 706-844-2773

Mailing address

Venmo: outspokenculture | Paypal: outspokenculture@gmail.com | Direct Depos to SMSU (email Julie)
Pay by Check Outspoken Culture | 609 S 1st St (W9 available upon request)
MARSHALL, MN 56258

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