NSDA Sundance District Virtual Invitational
2021 — NSDA Campus, UT/US
UPDATE: Due to Lower entry numbers, all Events have been collapsed, and Novice entries will be recognized separately at the end.
EXTEMP: All mixed--there will be topics for both categories to choose from so it will not be an undue burden on competitors.
Welcome to the 2021 NSDA Sundance Virtual Invitational
While we are very excited to have you all with us, please know that we are all taking risks and trying new things..so please be patient and kind as always.
Out of State Schools/Entries:
You must provide a Letter on Letter head from your principal that they approve of you attending and that you are actually a team from that school.
Your Coach must register you and acknowledge that they are willing to pay the fees and fines.
Recording of Rounds:
Recording of events for educational purposes has a long standing in the sports and theatre world. With online tournaments, the inability to monitor recording, and to add the educational value that coaches may wish to have by reviewing the footage with their students, we propose that the rule not allowing Recording be changed to reflect individual tournament allowance of recording under the following restrictions.
Any recording of an event including individuals not from the recording team must have their consent included on the recording.
Tournaments that permit recording must have settings for codes only for schools and students to protect students and abide by FERPA laws.
Uploading of videos to online platforms such as Youtube, etc... by teams that include other teams on them, must include their permission recorded on the same recording.
Schools must submit a media waiver for students and parents.
Failure to abide by these rules could result in being dropped from the tournament without the media waiver, disqualification for posting or recording without the permission of the other team on the recording, and legal consequences if any harassment, bullying, or posting online without permission of the teams on the recording, distortion or use of video to disparage or make fun of the other team. (IE Memes, clips out of context, etc).
Date: January 9, 2021
Location: Online Virtual Tournament through Tabroom.com
Tournament Host/Director: Tanya Roundy, email@example.com
Cost: $15 Team Registration Fee
$4/person per individual Event, $8 for Team
(Utah Schools, please refer to email)
Judges: Speech 1:5, CX 1:2, Debates 1:2, Congress 1:6
Students may double, triple or quadruple enter in Speech Events!
They may only participate in one Debate event!
THEY CAN DO BOTH SPEECH AND DEBATE----IF THE SPEECH EVENT(s) IS AN ASYNCH.
Novice and Varsity Divisions Available in many of the events.
NO TROPHIES WILL BE GIVEN --CERTIFICATES WILL BE EMAILED--
JANUARY DEBATE TOPICS will be used, Worlds Topics will be released first of December.
NOTE: Memorized Speech events: Oratory, Interps, Lip Sync, Newscaster, Informative, Declamation
Must be recorded (without any editing) and uploaded as an unlisted youtube/google drive file (don’t use a school drive as it often blocks access--suggestion-create a team email/drive account an use that for either drive or youtube)
Speeches should be recorded that week if possible and uploaded on tabroom by Thursday.
Asynchronous events will be sent out to be judged anytime between Thursday 8am and Saturday at 4pm.
Note: Congress sessions will be limited to 12 contestants per room with up to 3 judges
Dockets will be preset order for the first two sessions
Finals/3rd Session may Caucus
Saturday: (Single Flighted)
7-7:30am Check in (Join your team rooms)
7:30 am Main Meeting for Everyone
7:45 Judges instructions
EXTEMP PREP AT @7:45am
Certificates for top 5 in each event
*School Size will be determined by number of students entered per school
Large School Sweepstakes Award
Small School Sweepstakes Award
(Based on Number of Entries/school)
*Sweepstakes will be done using NSDA points
Speech: Points by placement per round
Debate: Points by win/loss per round
Congress: Points by placement overall