WFCA Online State Congress

2020 — Online, WI/US



We are moving registration to tabroom to allow for the post-speech date for Congress. We've moved to the later date due to requests to move the competition after AP/IB testing periods. Thank you all for your patience as we work to provide a season capstone to our Congressional competitors.

Important Dates:

Legislation Due May 8 @ 1:00 pm (see requirements below)

Registration due and fees/judge burdens fixed (here on tabroom) May 11

Judges due May 18

Chamber Groupings (With 40 entries we will have 3 prelim chambers of 13, 13 and 14) and PO requests May 19



Tentative Schedule (some variations may occur as we navigate new technology):

8:30-9:00 Gather online for announcements, coaches verify student participants present.

9:00-11:30 Session I in breakout rooms

12:30-3:00 Session II in breakout rooms

Postings ASAP

4:30-7:00 (approx) Finals



Changes from our standard operations for Student Congress

Legislation: Submit in pdf format. Two items per school. One may be designated as the priority bill, the other is in reserve or will be up for selection for use in finals. Coaches are responsible for ensuring legislation complies with formatting requirements or it may be rejected without ability to resubmit. Legislation must be one page, min. 11pt type, double-spaced, and with line numbers. All legislation should be submitted to Tim Scheffler

Section size: Because online meeting rooms become more stressed with higher numbers of participants section sizes will be reduced from the 13-25 participants designated by the rules. While the final numbers will be determined based on available judges, there will be an attempt at keeping sections under 14. Zoom rooms' gallery view works best under 25 participants.

Entries: Schools may enter up to 16 entries. Student email addresses must be provided to send invitations to the online competition rooms. Zoom is the intended application for the event.

Judges: To accommodate for creating smaller sections schools must provide 1 judge for 1-6 entries, 2 for 7-12, and 3 for 13-16. Individuals comfortable with being parliamentarians should be identified in advance.

Fees: $10 per entry, amounts will be added to the final balances on speechwire.