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This is a High School tournament in Nebraska.

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12/12/2020
 
Dear Colleagues,
 
The Northwest Speech Team would like to invite you to the 2020 Viking Voice Speech Invitational on February 22nd, 2020 held at Northwest High School.  We hope to offer a competitive tournament as teams prepare for both NSDA Districts and Conference meets.  In addition, Northwest is once again a qualifying tournament for NIETOC held this year at Frank Dobie HSl, Houston, TX May 8th-10th.  The NIETOC Qualifying events are Humorous Interpretation, Dramatic/Serious Interpretation, Program of Oral Interpretation, Duet Acting, Informative and Persuasive(Oratory) and other supplemental events.  Check out http://nietoc.com/faq/ for more information.
 
EVENTS  Our tournament is an open competition (no novice), offering all nine NSAA Events; in addition, with NSDA Districts coming up and it as a NIETOC qualifying event, we will also offer POI(Program of Oral Interpretation).  From the National Speech and Debate Website:
 
Using selections from Prose, Poetry and Drama students create a ten-minute performance around a central theme. Program Oral Interpretation is designed to test a student’s ability to intersplice multiple types of literature into a single, cohesive performance. A manuscript is required and may be used as a prop within the performance if the performer maintains control of the manuscript at all times. Performances can also include an introduction written by the student to contextualize the performance and state the title and the author of each selection.
 
For those out of state schools interested in Nebraska rules,  this is the link to our judges manual:  https://nsaa-static.s3.amazonaws.com/textfile/speech/spjudgeman.pdf
 
TOURNAMENT FORMAT
 
We will have two rounds of preliminary competition with one judge in one round, two judges in one round, and 3 judges in champ finals and one in honors and merit finals.  In order to ensure students received three preliminary ballots, it’s imperative that we have enough judges.  We hire an incredibly talented pool of hired judges, but we need schools to provide judges as well.  We will offer Champs and Honors Finals for events with entries of 24 or more and add on Merit Finals for events that have 70 or more entries.  Six entries will advance to each final section except for OID which will have four.  We will not be using speaker points at all but rank only using strength of schedule, head to head, and reciprocals to break ties.  We used this last year, and it went well.
 
TRIATHLON/ENTRIES
This year, we will be offering Triathlon competition for those entering in three events. The top three overall speakers will receive awards  Students will receive points for an event if they break to the final round.  Competitors in OID and Extemp should use caution when entered in more than 2 events and commuicate with judges.  We will stay on schedule and judges will not wait for late competitors over the alotted time.
 
TEAM AWARDS
We will award plaques to the top two teams in Sweepstakes.  Again this year we will present the TEAM QUALITY AWARD where a team’s total Sweepstakes Points will be divided by their total number of entries.  Teams must have a minimum number of ten entries to qualify for the quality awards.
 
We are NOT doing Cross X in Extemp Finals this year in order to save time.
 
PARKING: 
Please park on the East side of the school and enter through the Main Entrance.  Homeroom will be located in the Cafeteria and main hallway.  Awards will be in the auditorium.
 
We have attached a NEW tentative schedule which is subject to change. 

7:00-8:00—Registration

8:30—Round 1A Extemp Draw (Extempers DE in Flight A will Draw FIRST)

8:45—General Meeting (Little Gym)

9:00—Round 1A (OID, Duet, Serious, POI)

9:30—Round 1A Extemp

10:30—Round 1B (Ent, Inf, Pers, Poe, Humorous)

11:30—Round 2A Extemp Draw

12:00—Round 2A (OID, Duet, Serious, POI)

12:30—Round 2A Extemp

1:30—Round 2B (Ent, Inf, Pers, Poe, Humorous)

2:00—Finals Extemp Draw

2:30—Finals Flight A (OID, Duet, Serious, POI, Extemp)

3:00—Finals Flight B (Ent, Inf, Pers, Poe, HUM, EXT)

ASAP—Awards. Awards will begin immediately at the conclusion of the last final.

 
ENTRY DUE DATE
Please have entries and judges submitted on SpeechWire by 7:00 PM on Monday, February 17th.  Changes can be made until Thursday, February 20th at 6:00 PM
 
FOOD
Northwest Speech parents will be running concessions in the cafeteria all during the day.  Our Family and Consumer Science classes will be preparing a wonderful meal for both coaches and judges.  Please keep drinks and food out of the auditorium.
 
FEES
Entry Fees are $8 per event.  Each school is responsible for providing one qualified judge for every six entries.  Please make every effort to bring not only judges to cover your entry but also qualified ones who will write educational and constructive ballots to help speakers.  For every entry not covered by a judge will incur a $15 judging fee. Entry fees will be locked at 5 PM on Wednesday, February 13th.
 
CONTACT INFORMATION
Brian Gibson-  bgibson@ginorthwest.org 
 
 
Looking forward to a great day of competition, fun, learning, and fellowship!!
 
Brian Gibson,  Head Speech Coach; 

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Brian Gibson
Email address: bgibson@ginorthwest.org
Phone number: 308-390-7549

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