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Long Island Forensics Extravaganza L.I.F.E. - NEAT # 2

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This is a College tournament in New York.

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Long Island Forensics Extravaganza LP Prompts

Important Instructions:

Students doing Impromptu and Extemporaneous speaking must submit 2 videos - one for prelims and one for the final round. LP prompts were posted Thursday afternoon (Thanksgiving), November 23rd, at 4PM E.T. All video links, along with team entries, will be due Monday, November 27th, at 9PM E.T

We follow identical asynchronous tournament procedures held by OATS (Online Asynchronous Tournament Series), where students maintain an "honor system" for recording LP events. Students must only use their allotted 30 minutes of preparation time for Extemp and only 7 minutes total for Impromptu to prep and speak. Also, video submissions for Impromptu MUST contain the speaker’s preparation upon starting the video. 


Rounds 1 & 2 - Video 1

1. Has Saudi Arabia lost control of the global oil market?

2. Would political turnover in Israel help or hinder its war against Hamas?

3. Who will be the next prime minister of the Netherlands?

Final Round - Video 2

1. Should the U.S. take in refugees from Gaza?

2. Is X a dying social media platform?

3. Will an FBI investigation shorten Eric Adams's tenure as New York City’s mayor?


Rounds 1 & 2 - Video 1

- “Blame is a lazy man’s wages.” (Danish Proverb)

- “It’s easy to be brave from a safe distance.”  (Aesop)

Final Round - Video 2

- “Desperation is the raw material of drastic change.” (William S. Burrows)

- “Ideas pull the trigger, but instinct loads the gun.” (Don Marquis)



2023 Long Island Forensics Extravaganza L.I.F.E. - NEAT # 2


November 27- December 1, 2023


Dear Colleagues:


I am thrilled to welcome you to the 2023 Long Island Forensics Extravaganza! We are excited to venture into this new format of competition. This asynchronous tournament will be the 2nd NEAT (Northeast Alliance Tournament) of the 2023 - 24 season. The asynchronous schedule should free up a tournament weekend for programs and help save programs some much needed travel funds.


Randy Perez

Tournament Director


Entry Rules:


1. Schools may enter students up to three events per pattern.


2. Entry fees shall be $8 per IE slot.


3. Students may enter up to 3 events per pattern. Two duos count as two events.


4. Please provide a qualified judge for every 6 slots.


5. Hired judges will be $10 for each uncovered slot.


6. 6. The deadline for entry (via Speechwire) is Monday, November 27th, 2023 at 9pm E.T.


7. Drop fees will be assessed as follows:


Monday, November 27th, 2023 (at 9PM E.T.):

Add/Drops at the registration deadline are assessed a $20 fee in addition to the original entry fee.



Competition Rules:


1.  Schools may enter up to six students in each event.


2.  Base entry team fees are $20 per team to help cover the cost of hired judges.


3. Please provide at least ONE qualified judge.


4. If you cannot provide a judge, a flat fee of $50 will be charged.


5.  Students must be entered in at least three individual events to be eligible for speaker awards.


6.  For IE school sweeps, points will be awarded based on final round placement as follows: 6th place = 1 point; 5th place = 2 points; 4th place = 3 points; 3rd place = 4 points; 2nd place = 5 points; 1st place = 6 points



Please note the following entry/judging deadlines:



Monday, Nov. 27th

9pm ET: All entries must be received with all video links uploaded!


9:30pm ET: Round 1 & Round 2 speech events released to judges.


Thursday, Nov. 30th

4pm ET: All Round 1 & Round 2 Preliminary Ballots Due!


4pm ET: Final Round speech events released to judges.


Friday, Dec. 1st

6pm ET: All final round ballots due


7pm ET: Final results announced via Speechwire & Awards


Competition Rules:

Competitors will provide videos of their performances which will be judged asynchronously.


How to provide your video?

Our individual events tournament will be conducted asynchronously. Students should record their video, then upload it to their own private (or a team) YouTube channel. Once uploaded, students can adjust the video setting to “unlisted.” This will make the video un-searchable, but still viewable to anyone with the link (url.)


We will be using AFA (NST) standards for videos. We are following identical asynchronous tournament procedures held by OATS (Online Asynchronous Tournament Series), where students maintain an "honor system" for recording LP events. 


When registering for the tournament, Speechwire will provide a space to enter a student name and event.  After inputting entries, you can provide links to videos under the “links” tab on Speechwire’s main menu.


When judges receive their dance cards / eballots, those links will be provided to them.


These links will also be provided to other competitors in the round. Due to privacy concerns, only judges and students participating in a specific round will have access to video links for that round. Please do not share these links out of respect for the performers.


The same video will be used for all rounds: 2 preliminary rounds and finals. Students competing in Limited Preparation events should also record a video for the final round.

Manager contact information

Randy Perez
Email address: qcspeechteam@gmail.com
Phone number: 516-858-3156

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None provided

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