Wichita Southeast Forensics Tournament

2022 — Wichita, KS/US

 Dear Coach,

        You and your students are cordially invited to the annual Wichita Southeast High School Invitational Forensics Tournament.  We are pleased that this year’s tournament will be a NIETOC Qualifying tournament for many events (more info inside), as well as our normal open and novice divisions of competition.  NIETOC and individual events will be on Saturday, April 16th.  

       We have struggled with recruiting and retention through the pandemic and the retirement of our programs 20 year coach. With only 12 enrolled students in the advanced class and the thresholds for school-provided judging are lower than we want them to be. Please do pay close attention to these requirements in the invite.

       Wichita Public Schools do not require masks to enter our facilities. 

        Each school may be represented by up to 20 entries in Saturday's individual events,  Please have your final entries to me by Monday, April 11th.  I will attempt to have a pool recruited to help on Saturday, but may need help from schools if the situation requires.

       Tournament registration is on Tabroom.  If you have anyone who would like to judge you can also enter their information on your Tabroom registration, and they will be added to the pool.  On the next pages you will find our tournament regulations and general information.

  We sincerely hope that your school will be represented at our tournament.


Individual Events

o Competition will be held in open division in the following events:  International Extemporaneous Speaking, US Extemporaneous Speaking, Original Oratory, Informative Speaking (10 min NIETOC rules), Dramatic Interpretation, Humorous Interpretation, Prose Interpretation, Poetry Interpretation, Program of Oral Interpretation, Duo Interpretation, Duet Acting, and Impromptu.  

o We will have only an open division for oration, POI, Duo interp, NSDA informative and impromptu speaking.  (Novice may enter these events and still retain their novice status for other Saturday events.)

o Medals will be awarded to all six finalists in each event.  Sweepstakes will be awarded based on your best 16 entries.

o Entry fees are $6.00 per student per event.  (Duo = $12) Entry fees are $8 per student per event if you do not host a forensics/LD/Congress tournament.

o Nuisance fees are charged at host school’s discretion for late changes

o A student may enter only one extemp category.  A student may enter 3 events on Saturday, or 4 events on Saturday if the third event is impromptu. 

o Extemp topics will be derived from both current news sites, academic journals, and research from think tanks.


Schedule: Registration 7:30 - 8:00

Round I Extemp Draw 7:45

Round I         8:00 - 9:30

Round II Extemp Draw 9:15

Round II         9:30 - 11:00

Round III Extemp Draw 10:45

Round III 11:00 - 12:30

Lunch 12:30 - 1:30

Posting         1:15

Finals (Open) 1:30

Awards         ASAP