2022 — Highland, UT/US
Novice and Open LD - Nov/Dec NSDA Open/Varsity topic.
Resolved: The People’s Republic of China ought to prioritize environmental protection over economic growth.
PF - Nov/Dec Topic
Resolved: The United States’ strategy of Great Power Competition produces more benefits than harms.
Session 1: UDCA
A Bill to Increase Tax on Wealthy
A Bill to Reduce Food Waste and Increase American Fertilizer
Juvenile Detention Centers
Trade with Congo for Lithium
A Bill to Provide Free Day Care
Session 2: NSDA
Return Looted Artwork and Artifacts
Ban Research into AI
A Bill to Expand Executive Privilege A Resolution to Amend the Constitution to Enshrine a Right to Privacy
A Resolution to Promote Pollinator-friendly Policy Making
A Resolution to Amend the Constitution to Democratize the Supreme Court
In person with async.
Dates: November 4-5, 2022
Location: Lone Peak High School, 10189 N 4800 W, Highland, UT 84003
Tournament Host/Director: Michelle Walker: email@example.com and Tanya Roundy, firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost: $20/day ($40 both days); $4/person per event
Judges: Speech 1:5, CX 1:2; Debates 1:4; Congress 1:5
*judges can judge both speech and debate events
Asynchronous Fun Speech Events---Lip Synch, Storytelling, Declamation, News-anchor, Poetry, Freedom Speech
*Students may double, triple or quadruple enter in Speech Events--at their own risk. Tournament
will not be held up for double entries.
*Students may only participate in one Debate event
*Novice and Varsity Divisions Available in main events.
Novice and Varsity Speech Events
Novice: Mixed Extemp, Impromptu, SPAR, Combined Interps, Oratory, Informative
Varsity: US Extemp, Int Extemp, Impromptu, SPAR, Interps: HI DI Duo Poi, Oratory, Informative (May have to combine Interps depending on numbers)
Varsity and Novice LD, Public Forum, Policy and Congress, Big Question
Asynchronous Events--- Lip Sync, Newsanchor, Storytelling, Declamation, Poetry, Freedom Speech
Must submit by Wednesday Night. 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)
Put the link for the video in the description/title section for that competitor’s speech in tabroom.
Will be judged in advance and must be turned in by Deadline.
Lip Sync/Newscaster: Yes to props, scripts, and having lots of fun. NO to Greenscreens, special affects, or editing. Newscaster 1-2 people Lip Sync 1-6 people
Storytelling, may or may not have book/script in hand, may use a chair.
Friday: SPAR, IE
3:00 PM -3:30 PM Check-in
3:30 PM-4:00 PM Round 1 pre-start. All judges and students go to round and check equipment, answer questions, etc.
3:30 PM Extemp Prep start
Rd 1: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Rd 2: 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Rd 3: 7:15 PM - 8:15 PM
*Dinner period from 6:15 to 7:15
*Many restaurants within easy walking distance: Taco bell, Mcdonalds, Swig, Walmart, Chick-fi-le?, Marco’s pizza, Lil Piggy’s Shave Ice and Ice Cream, Subway, Happy Dragon Express
Saturday: LD, PF, CX, Congress, BQ
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Check-in and judge instructions/Q&A
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Pre-Round setup. Judges and competitors login
LD, PF, CX--Novice/Varsity, BQ
Rd1: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Rd2: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Rd3: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Rd1: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Rd2: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
*Dinner period from 6:15 to 7:15 *Many restaurants within easy walking distance: Taco bell, Mcdonalds, Swig, Walmart, Chick-fi-le?, Marco’s pizza, Lil Piggy’s Shave Ice and Ice Cream, Subway, Happy Dragon Express
*Awards 4:30 pm Awards 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 *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
Asynchronous Events: Links must be submitted Wednesday @ midnight! Judging will start on Thursday. Assigned judges will have from Thursday morning to Saturday at 2:00 PM to complete their assigned rounds.
Registration open September 4th - October 28th @ 11AM! Adds after this will be accepted as room allows.
FRIDAY JUDGES: One judge for every 5 IE’s, Except Parliamentary and BQ, one judge for every three teams or portion thereof.
SATURDAY JUDGES: One judge for every TWO Varsity PF, LD, and Policy Teams. One judge for every FOUR novice PF and LD. 1 Judge for every 5 Congress competitors. Due to the unique nature of single-flighting Varsity LD and PF, any schools without their full judge compliment will have their Varsity LD and PF entries receive a Bye-Loss for every round we are short judges.
Knight’s Joust Award: Awards will be given to the top NSDA points winners from all events combined.
News Anchor: In this event competitors present the news (real or fictional) as a news anchor or news anchor team. The news can be presented in a serious nature if you choose. However, satirical news presentations in the vein of Steven Colbert, John Stewart and Saturday Night Live are preferred. 5-10 minutes. As this is asynchronous this year, you may screen share images as part of your performance. Content must be school appropriate.
Poetry: Competitors can alternate between poetry and prose, but it is not required. They can do the same poetry piece or prose all three rounds. Pieces should be 5-7 minutes long.
Declamation: This is a 5-10 minute speech given in a public setting by a prominent individual.
Freedom Speech: This unique event is meant to promote the Freedom Foundations speech contest that is held in November. The speech should be 4-6 minutes. There will be a $25 prize for the winner of the Knight’s Joust. For topic details and official Freedom Festival entry instructions (separate from the Skyhawk Smackdown) visit https://www.freedomfestival.org/event/speech-contest/
There is an official Freedom Festival Speech Contest. All students are encouraged to enter the Freedom Festival Speech contest. 1st place is $600. Places 1-6 will win a minimum of $100.