James Madison Memorial

2021 — NSDA Campus, WI/US

Hello and Welcome To JMM.

Main Awards (4:30 pm): https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84633542520?pwd=WFRpU1JTQWg5aEtKekpuVktqNzFsQT09

We'd love to have you join us for our ASYNCHRONOUS Speech Tournament conducted March 4th - 6th, 2021
Our virtual Student Congress debate on Friday March 5th.

OIL Order: Poe, Pro, Poe, Pro
Story: Fable, Heard, Undead,

Speech Schedule:
Limited Prep Materials Posted Sunday, February 28th by 6:00 pm. (Three videos required)
Registration and video links due Thursday March 4th at 6:00 pm
Prelim assignments sent to judges late Thursday evening after entries are all verified
Prelim videos due by 10:00 am Saturday.
Semi Finals in large events (50+ entries) or Finals in small events 11:00 am - 1 pm Saturday
Finals in large events or remaining finals (based on judge needs) 1:30 pm 3:30 pm Saturday
Awards broadcast 4:30 pm Saturday

Congress Schedule:
Legislation Due Sunday February 28th 9 pm (email to timscheff@aol.com)
Legislation posted by Monday March 1 6 pm
Competition on Tabroom/NSDA Campus 4:15 - 6:00 and 6:30 - 8:15 (two sessions with break in the middle)

Entry Limits:
Students may triple enter in Async events. Individual sweeps awards will be presented based on prelim cumulative ranks in ANY three events (no required speech/interp balance).
Team awards based on the top 25 entries, with a large and small school award based on enrollment.
Congress is separate from the above entry limit and sweeps.

1 per 5 entries or portion there of. If you are missing a judge we will charge $35 per uncovered entry. This is high for two reasons - Generally tournaments want your judges, and we are substantially reducing entry fee costs leaving us without much money to hire extra judges using entry fee money.
1 judge per 12 entries for Congress

Entry Fees:
$0 (zero) per entry, $50 per team. If you have under 5 entries, I will discount this by $10 per entry. If you provide an extra judge beyond your commitment as determined by entries registered at the deadline, I'll waive the $50 fee.  So it is entirely possible for this to be a free tournament for any participating schools.
Why this price? We don't want to be a fundraiser. Without hosting costs like food, and using tabroom for managing the tournament, our costs are way down. We're also sad to say we are switching to medals for awards so they can be affordably mailed (I normally love giving out substantial trophies, but the cost of mailing out boxes of up to 2 lb marble bricks wasn't sensible). Because we are operating at a much lower cost, I don't want to make money off your team in what is a tough year, as long as our tournament has enough judges to serve the students.

We are following WFCA rules. With the following notes:
Novice events are limited to students in their first year of HS forensics. They may not double enter in Nov and Varsity with the same piece.

Informative: a student may compete with an up to 10 minute speech in the NSDA division. They may double enter in both Informative categories provided the speech is not identical and separate videos are used. 

Extemp reading: This will operate like Impromptu. A set of prose/poetry selections will be available each round. Students will begin recording prior to reviewing the pieces. Once students being reviewing the materials, they have 8 minutes total (with 15 second grace) to review the materials and perform a selection from them. The prep/review time should be recorded.  The materials may be printed and read off of paper. To ensure access based on home technology, a student may also using any electronic device of their choosing (such as their laptop, phone or tablet). Students may perform seated in using a device requires it.

Extemp and Radio: Do not record Prep.

Group Events: Must be split screen and recorded simultaneously in different locations.

Demo: Set up and take down should be recorded and included in the 10 min time limit.