WVSDA Novice Congress
2021 — Parkersburg, WV/US
Dear WVSDA Coaches:
The WVSDA Fall Congressional Debate Tournament will be held at Parkersburg High School on Saturday, September 25, 2021.
8:00 AM to 8:30 AM - Registration
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM - SESSION 1
12:00 PM to 12:50 PM - Lunch
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM - SESSION 2
4:30 PM - Awards
This event is not limited to novice students.
Maximum student entries per school: 10
Minimum judge entries per school: 2
Legislation due date: Friday, September 10, 2021, at 5:00 PM via Tabroom upload.
Student entry due date: Friday, September 17, 2021, at 5:00 PM. (Changes may be made through Thursday, September 23, 2021, at 5:00 PM without penalty.)
Judge entry due date: Friday, September 17, 2021, at 5:00 PM. (Changes may be made through Thursday, September 23, 2021, at 5:00 PM without penalty.)
Student entry fee: $8.00 per entry
Submission of legislation (bills/resolutions) is optional, and the docket may be supplemented with NSDA Congress Legislation, if necessary.
Schools with 7 or more entries may designate up to four pieces of legislation as PRIMARY. Schools with 5 or 6 entries may designate up to three pieces of legislation as PRIMARY. Schools with 3 or 4 entries may designate up to two pieces of legislation as PRIMARY. Schools with 1 or 2 entries may designate one piece of legislation as PRIMARY.
To designate a piece of legislation as PRIMARY, label the legislation as such in ALL CAPS in the upper right-hand corner and categorize it as PRIMARY when uploading it into Tabroom.
Shortly after the deadline for submitting legislation passes, a packet of legislation will be made available in Tabroom. Only the legislation in that packet may be taken up during the competition.
This tournament follows WVSDA Congressional Debate rules, which are available at the following LINK.
NSDA has a helpful Congressional Debate guide available for download at the following LINK.
Awards will be presented to the 1st through 6th speakers and to the Best Presiding Officer (in each House if there is more than one House).
Pizza, soda, and snacks will be sold as concessions during the lunch break for any interested students. Lunch will be provided for coaches and judges.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please reach out and let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 304.483.8431.