MAFA Missouri Association of Forensics Activities State Champio

2024 — Springfield, MO/US

On behalf of the member schools of the Missouri Association of Forensic Activities (MAFA), it is my pleasure to invite you to the 2024 MAFA State Championship Tournament. This is Missouri’s State Championship, but we also welcome our friends from other states. Please consider joining us IN PERSON on Friday, February 9th and 10th, 2024 for two days of in person forensic education and competition. While the invitation outlines the specifics of the tournament, highlights include:

· Four rounds of NFA-LD, CARD, IPDA or TIPDA.

· A full slate of AFA-NIET individual events.

· Awards for ALL elimination round competitors in all events.

· Affordable fees.

· An experienced tab staff.

As has become our tradition, the top Missouri student in each event will receive a special award as the State Champion in that event. We will award individual event, debate, and combined sweepstakes for both the overall tournament, as well as entry-based divisions; we will also recognize the top school in quality performance. We also award a top forensicator award to our top students who participate in both individual events and debate. Additionally, the top two Missouri students in oratory will qualify to the Interstate Oratorical Contest.

Beyond student and school recognition, we encourage you to nominate individuals for the two awards we present annually to professionals in our activity—Coach of the Year Award and Distinguished Service Award. Information for each of these awards is included in this invitation.

Tournament entries are to be made on Entries should be made by no later than 5:00pm Monday, February 5th, adds after this date will incur a late add fee. Fees will be assessed at 5:00 Tuesday, February 6th. Detailed and updated tournament information (links to registration, help desk, extemp draw, etc.) will be emailed with confirmations once fees are assessed Tuesday night.

The parking permit is now available to download and print, look to the right. We will have copies at registration but printing saves you from walking back out with it. I recommend Lot 22 (south of Grand near the underpass) as the closest yellow lot, but it fills up quickly so you might end up in a parking garage if you leave and try to return before late afternoon. Here is a full parking map - we expect to be in Craig, Karls, Pummill, and Hill only unless the tournament is larger than in the past.

On behalf of MAFA and its officers, I hope to see you in-person in February!

Full invite available here-

Eric Morris

President, Missouri Association of Forensics Activities

Director of Forensics

Missouri State University