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Last Chance at Illinois State University

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This is a College tournament in Illinois.

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AWARDS VIDEO: https://go.screenpal.com/watch/cZej3GVK9gY
Hi Hello Friends,
After months of incredibly difficult negotiations, The Pop-Up Asynchronous Tournament and Last Chance have decided to collaborate on one last tournament. Thankfully, The coaches and students at Illinois State University are pleased to invite you to attend the Last Chance AFA/NFA qualifier hosted asynchronously the week of March 4th-8th. The site is now open on speechwire and accepting entries. We are so glad to offer one last opportunity for nationals! Good luck to all of our unqualified entries and may the odds be ever in your favor <3
We are excited to be offering all 11 AFA events. Rounds will be asynchronous (please make sure your videos are set to "unlisted"). LP prompts will be released on Friday @ noon CST. Videos will be due by Monday night @ 8PM CST. You can find the tournament and invite at
Graduate Students of Illinois State University (you aren't allowed to know their names) 
        & Nick Steinmetz 
        Assistant Forensics Coach 
GENERAL:   All programs and speeches must not have been used by a student in any competition (high school or college) prior to September 1, 2023.  Competitors must be undergraduates working on their first degree.  We will be following the rules and ethical standards of the AFA-NST.
ENTRIES:  Each student may enter as many events as they want.  Events that have 7 or fewer entries will be judged "head-to-head" by three judges.  Events with 8 or more entries will be judged by two judges in "preliminary" rounds and then broken to a "head-to-head" final with at least one judge (3 if the pool allows).  From prelims into the final, ties will be broken by speaker points.  In "head-to-head" rounds, ties will be broken by speaker points and then by judges' preference.
Events Offered    
Extemporaneous Speaking    Informative Speaking
Persuasive Speaking        Impromptu Speaking
Duo Interpretation        Dramatic Interpretation
Prose Interpretation      Communication Analysis
After Dinner Speaking      Poetry Interpretation
Program Oral Interpretation    
The deadline for receiving entries and videos is 8:00, Monday, March 4th.  Entries and video links must be posted to Speechwire.
LP Events only need to provide one video for all rounds.  Prompts will be posted to Speechwire by Friday March 1st.  Impromptu videos should include prep time.  Extemp should NOT include prep time.
JUDGES & FEES:  Entry fees are $5 per slot.
Each school should furnish one judge for every six slots.  Hired judges are available at $15.00 per uncovered slot (hired judges will be paid $15.00 per round).  We will gladly pay any clean judges a school can provide beyond their obligation to ensure better ballots for your students.  Judges dropped after noon on Tuesday the 12th will incur a $25 drop fee, name changes are free and encouraged!
Checks should be made payable to ISU Forensics and mailed to us at Campus Box 4480 Normal IL 61790.  If you prefer to pay online with a credit card you may do so here: https://secure.touchnet.com/C20868_ustores/web/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCTID=1650&SINGLESTORE=true 
AWARDS:  To keep costs down, we will not be giving out trophies for finalists.  Your qualification will be your award!  
MODALITY:  This is an asynchronous tournament.  Please make sure your videos are set to be "unlisted" so they can be accessed by our judges.
SCHEDULE:  All times listed are CENTRAL
LP prompts released                Friday March 1st noon 
Entries and video links due        Monday March 4th 8pm
Preliminary round ballots released      Monday March 4th 9pm
Preliminary round ballots due           Wednesday March 6th 8pm
Final round ballots released        Wednesday March 6th 9pm (or asap)
Final round ballots due                Friday March 8th 2pm
Results posted to Speechwire        ASAP


Manager contact information

Nick Steinmetz
Email address: nsteinm@ilstu.edu
Phone number: 954-261-6532

Mailing address

Campus Box 4480
Normal, IL 61790

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