NSDA Middle School Speech Challenge

2020 — Online, US
Subject Middle School Speech Challenge Judging Assignments Coming Monday!
Sender National Speech and Debate Association
Recipients Individual Events judges
Individual Events judges
Sent Friday 5 June 2020 at 11:26 AM
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We are so excited to have you judge these amazing speeches and performances at the Middle School Speech Challenge, presented by Summit Debate! We are still accepting uploads right now, but we'll be releasing your judging assignments and ballots on June 8 through Tabroom.com so that you can provide valuable feedback for our students as they celebrate a terrific year. Here are a few reminders while we wait for the final submissions to be uploaded: 1) Judges who are students must, at minimum, have completed their junior or senior year of high school and have at least 250 Honor Society points. Please contact us immediately if you do not meet this requirement, as you must meet these standards in order to judge. 2) Please complete your judging obligation in a timely manner. You must be finished by June 12 at 4:00 p.m. Central Time! You may complete your assignments at any time between June 8 and June 12, but please don't wait until the last minute! Failure to complete a judging assignment in full will result in a loss of judge bond and $400 fine for your school. 3) All you will need to judge is the ability to log in to your Tabroom.com account. Your account is where you will find your judging assignments and ballots. Each ballot will have direct links to the student videos you will be adjudicating in that round. You will click "Start Round", read the instructions on the ballot, open the video of the first student listed, watch their performance, and then do the same for the second speaker, third speaker, and so on. All recordings for one round should be watched in one sitting. 4) All judges should take our cultural competency training (video course and handout) found at speechanddebate.org/judge-training. Please consider the organization's value of equity as you offer balanced, appropriate feedback to help our middle school students grow their talents! As you know, recording speeches in front of a camera is a very different experience from live performances. Do NOT comment on a student's living space; their surroundings are irrelevant to their performance! Some students' performances may be shot with a higher-quality camera than others; please offer criticism of the performance ONLY and not the camera angle, natural or artificial lighting quality, or other factors outside of the students' control. Thank you so much for judging! We are excited to honor the growth and achievements of our middle school competitors, and we could not do it without your time and expertise! -----------------------------
Tournament : NSDA Middle School Speech Challenge
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Individual Events judges