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National Individual Events Tournament of Champions

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Dear Coach: 

We are proud to extend this invitation for you and any qualified students to participate in the 2024 National Individual Events Tournament of Champions. To see if you have qualified students, you will want to read the details found here:  https://www.speechwire.com/files/16051-2024%20QUALIFICATION%20METHODS.pdf

The NIETOC is committed to bringing the nation's best and brightest students and teachers together to participate in a high-caliber and high-quality national speech tournament. The NIETOC is designed to give competitors an amazing competitive experience, with a student-centered schedule, competitive costs, and minimal judge requirements.

Our 2024 tournament will be live and hosted by Becca Hier of Bellevue West HS in Bellevue, Nebraska (part of the Omaha metro area). Our tournament hotel will be the Embassy Suites by Hilton Omaha La Vista Hotel & Conference Center. Room reservation info is available here -- https://www.speechwire.com/files/16051-2024%20HOTEL%20RESERVATIONS.pdf

While there is certainly helpful information on our website, most of the pertinent details for 2024 will be found on our SpeechWire page -- https://www.speechwire.com/c-info.php?tournid=16051

The entire NIETOC Board is hopeful that many of you are able to join us for what will be our 14th national tournament intended to celebrate, once again, the power of the spoken word and the resiliency of the speakers and coaches who continue to advocate for that power--in spite of a global pandemic.

Some of the key aspects of the 2024 competition include:

-Four preliminary rounds in all individual events. This year’s tournament will be flighted:  Round 1A -- DI, DA, HI, OO. Round 1B -- DUO, EXT, INF, POI.

-Students may enter a maximum of three events UNLESS one of them is Extemporaneous. Extempers may only double-enter. As long as one of the events is not Extemp, a competitor may triple-enter within the same flight.

-Supplemental Events are returning, but with a 5-minute time limit this year. We will offer Poetry, Prose, Expository and Impromptu for those students not advancing to main event elimination rounds.

-Students must pre-register for a maximum of two supplemental events and will then re-register on Saturday morning of the competition, once main event breaks are posted.

-Bonus entries are available in Duet (2) and POI (1). Please see details under ‘Files for Download.’

-Extemp Topics will be mixed in nature vs. alternating rounds of international/domestic issues.

-2024 NSDA qualifiers earn one bid in that event. Again, please read the ‘How To Qualify’ section carefully for other tournament results that may help your student earn acceptance.

To confirm bid status (from our regular season bid tournaments or last year’s NIETOC) please check our website and the searchable bid recipient database:  https://nietoc.com/am-i-qualified/. Previous and current year post-season bids are not reflected in this database and will be independently confirmed.

-Initial entry deadline is March 31, with a late deadline of April 25.

All of the pertinent information regarding the many aspects of this year’s competition can be found under our SpeechWire ‘Files for Download’ here -- https://www.speechwire.com/c-files.php?tournid=16051


If you have any questions, please email us at info@nietoc.com. We look forward to hosting you at our 2024 NIETOC Experience!

-The NIETOC Executive Committee

Manager contact information

Matt Heimes
Email address: mheimes@lps.org
Phone number: 402-310-4153

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Lincoln, NE 68521-4306

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