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ASC (Asynchronous Speech Championship)

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This is a College tournament in Minnesota.

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Hello Friends!
You are cordially invited to the 2024 Asynchronous Speech Championship! We know that some students simply cannot participate in national tournaments requiring multiple days of travel and competition. We know the physical demands and the inability to work during those times may make synchronous national competition impossible for some students. ASC exists for everyone to participate, but especially those students who want to see where they land on the national scale in a championship competition but who may not be able to travel or compete in synchronous ways. With a sustainable model and a focus on equity and inclusion, the ASC aims to provide students with a learning and competition space. For the past two years, over 550 entries from 35+ schools competed in each ASC tournament, and we look forward to a continuation of this type of robust competition again this year!
-Competition will be fully asynchronous
-All 11 IE categories will be offered, with Octofinals, Quarterfinals, Semifinals, Novice Finals, and Open Finals (as dictated by the total number of entries in each category)
-Content warnings are encouraged to give adequate warning to judges/competitors
-No late adds are allowed
-ASC will utilize an honor system for judges and competitors
-Tiered, equity-focused fee structure 
-Additional fees for uncovered slots or dropped judges
-Payments accepted by Venmo, PayPal, or by check
-2024 Video submission date: March 20 @ noon CST
-Teams are responsible for providing working video links. Judges will be instructed to rank any nonworking links at the bottom of the round.
Full information about competition and fees are listed below. If you have questions feel free to contact Julie Walker by phone (call/text 706-844-2773) or email (outspokenculture@gmail.com).
Julie Walker
ASC Tournament Director
Outspoken Culture, Executive Director
Asynchronous Speech Championship Schedule
March 1st @ noon CST: Impromptu Prompts released on Speechwire
March 13th @ noon CST: Extemp Prompts released on Speechwire 
March 20th @noon CST: Entries and videos due to Speechwire
March 20th @ 2 p.m. CST: Entries without video links will be dropped from the tournament
March 20th @ 3 p.m. CST: Fees will be assessed and distributed to teams 
March 20th @ 3 p.m. CST: Judging assignments go live on Speechwire
March 22nd @ 4 p.m. CST: Preliminary Round judging feedback/scores due
March 22nd @ 7 p.m. CST: Quarterfinal Rounds and Novice Final Rounds announced/released on Speechwire/via live Zoom and Facebook
March 23rd @ Noon CST: QF judging feedback/scores due
March 23rd @ 1 p.m. CST: Semifinal Rounds announced/released on Speechwire/via live Zoom and Facebook
March 23rd @ 8 p.m. CST: SF judging feedback/scores due
March 23rd @ 10 p.m. CST: Final Rounds announced/released on Speechwire/via live Zoom and Facebook
March 24th @ 4 p.m. CST: Final Round and Novice Final Round judging feedback/scores due
March 24th @ 6 p.m. CST: Live awards ceremony stream via Zoom and Facebook
March 25th @ 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)

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