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IUPUC/Ivy Tech Invitational Speech (& DEBATE) Tourney

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This is a High School tournament in Indiana.

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IUPUC and Ivy Tech Columbus
7th Annual Invitational Speech (AND DEBATE!) Tournament
Saturday, December 1, 2018
Location:  Joint campus of IUPUC, Ivy Tech, and Purdue Polytechnic (for online map reference, please use 4555 Central Ave., Columbus, IN  47203)
Time:  First round starts 8:30am (extemp prep at 8am). The schedule we publish to Speechwire is subject to change, but the start time is not.
Format:  Four straight rounds of competition. Depending on the tournament size and space availability, we may flight the tournament. 
Speech events:  Broadcasting, Discussion, Dramatic, Duo, Humorous, Impromptu, Informative, IX, Original Oratory, Original Performance, Prose, Poetry, POI, and USX.
Debate events: LD, PF, Congress**, and World Schools Debate
**Congress will run if and only if ten speakers are registered in the chamber from FOUR different competing schools.
Speech event doubling: Doubling permitted in all events except Discussion.
Discussion: Artifacts will be released one week prior to the meet. They can be found in the “Files to Download” section of SpeechWire.  There will be no prep time prior to the start of the round.
Congress: Debate bills 2, 3, 7, and 9.
World Schools Debate prepared rounds: November topics #2 and #6.
Broadcasting: Rounds 1-3—five minute newscast with commercial, music intros/outros of contestant’s choosing; Rd. 4—OTS (2-min prep, 2 min deliver). Commercial prompt will be released one week prior to tournament.
Extemp: Draw rounds 1 and 3, 30 minutes prep.
Each school is allowed 5 entries per event (except for World Schools—2 teams per school).  Team entries will be capped at 50 per school (40 speech & 10 debate). Overall cap for the tournament will be 300 entries total. Single teams only--no non-sweeps teams. We are doing this primarily because there aren’t many spaces available to congregate in large groups on the campus.
Judges:  Please provide one (1) judge for every 5 (five) entries or fraction thereof. IUPUC and Ivy Tech will offer a pool of judges, but we will prioritize judges from schools first. When you enter judges, please specify whether they are Speech or Debate ("Speech" covers all speech events and Congress; "Debate" covers LD, PF, and World Schools. If you bring debaters, you must bring debate judges). 
Sweepstakes trophies will be awarded to the top ten teams, and ribbons to the top ten contestants in each event.
This meet will take place in three or four campus buildings—we encourage your student competitors to wear comfortable shoes.  Please make sure your teams are in authorized areas throughout the day.
Concessions will be available throughout the day.  Fast food or restaurants of any kind are 2-5 miles away, so please avail yourselves of our concessions to help us offset the costs of our meet.
The meet will be managed through SpeechWire. Team registrations are due by Tuesday, November 27, at 5pm.
All questions about this meet should be sent to acarmon@iupuc.edu. Other contact info can be found on the Speechwire tournament page.
We look forward to hosting you on our campus on December 1st!
Anna Carmon, Tournament Director and IUPUC sponsor
Matt Rothrock
Alanna Heath
James Boldman, Ivy Tech Columbus sponsor


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Anna Carmon
Email address: acarmon@iupuc.edu
Phone number: (860) 836-0081

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