North Lamar Wylie vIQT NIETOC

2020 — NSDA Campus, TX/US

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The North Lamar High School and Wylie High School Speech and Debate Teams are pleased to invite you to our annual TFA IQT - our first annual vIQT, on Friday, September 25, and Saturday, September 26.

We are offering all TFA events except World Schools.  Interp, OO and INFO will be run asynchronously.  Videos for those events are due on Monday, September 21, by 9:00 AM.  Ballots will be released for the prelim rounds on Wednesday at 9:00 AM and will be due on Thursday by 6:00 PM.  Ballots for Semi-finals will be released on Friday at 9:00 AM, due on Friday at 6:00 PM.  Ballots for finals will be released on Saturday at 9:00 AM.  All other events will be synchronous. 

Students may enter any number of asynchronous events and may cross-enter in Congress and Extemp.  Debaters may not cross enter.

NIETOC Virtual Tournament Best Practices Guide:   2020 NIETOC VT Best Practices.pdf

Congress legislation:  TFA Fall 2020 docket (Odds #1-11 in prelims.  Evens #2-12 in finals)  - https://txfa.org/documents/2020-21/TFA%20Fall2020%20Legislative%20Docket%202.0.pdf

Policy Resolution - Resolved: The United States federal government should enact substantial criminal justice reform in the United States in one or more of the following: forensic science, policing, sentencing.  

LD Resolution (for both Novice and Varsity)  - Resolved: In a democracy, voting ought to be compulsory.

PF Resolution - Resolved: The United States federal government should enact the Medicare-For-All Act of 2019.

Judge Requirements:  

Debate (CX, LD, PF) - 1 judge per 2 entries (in order to reduce screen time, we are not flighting)
Congress - 1 judge per school
Extemp - 1 judge per 6 entries
IEs - 1 judge per 6 entries

Judge fee - $150 per judge.   Please note:  We do not want your money - we would prefer for you to provide judges.

We look forward to "seeing you" soon!

Kristi Hodgkiss, North Lamar HS (kdhodgkiss@gmail.com)
Travis Hiltbrunner, Wylie High School (travis.hiltbrunner@wylieisd.net)