GFCA Supplemental Asynchronous Forensic Activities State

2024 — Online, GA/US

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- March 19-25, 2024

- Asynchronous

Events Offered

  • After Dinner Speaking
  • Declamation
  • Duo Interpretation
  • Expository Speaking
  • Original Spoken Word Poetry
  • Prepared Commentary
  • Pro Con Challenge
  • Poetry Interpretation
  • Prose Interpretation
  • Radio Broadcasting
  • Storytelling

Entry Qualifications

All dues-paying member schools are eligible to send 8th-12th grade students to the Supplemental State Championship. There is no official qualification metric to qualify for an event. For a full breakdown of eligibility rules for this tournament, you can read the Constitution & By Laws.

Judging Qualifications

Schools will owe 1 round of judging for every 1 entries. Judges must be adults as this is a state championship event. This is your preliminary round commitment and does not include a elimination round placement. For example, if you have 9 entries - you will owe 6 rounds of judging. Each person can cover up to 5 preliminary rounds of judging. It is important to understand that each round of judging will require about one hour fifteen minutes of watching students and providing feedback. We recommend that each judge fulfill 2 or 3 rounds, but do not want to limit it in case you have folks who can judge more.

In an effort to produce high quality feedback, judges will have 48+ hours to adjudicate rounds from students. We ask that schools enter head coaches and qualified judges (or alumni) to help judge rounds.

If you would like to hire judging, you can hire for $20/round.

Guidelines for Canceling Divisions

The GFCA will cancel an event if there are fewer than six entries and/or fewer than three schools when registration closes.

Topics for Commentary

The following topics center around the theme "Georgia on My Mind"

  • The Peach State Showdown - Georgia's Battle for Water Rights
  • The Golden Isles' Dilemma - Conservation vs. Development on Georgia's Coast
  • Atlanta's Traffic Symphony - The Quest for Harmony on the Highways
  • Atlanta's Triumphs and Trials: A Chronicle of Sports Resilience
  • From Agriculture to Innovation - Tracing Georgia's Economic Transformation

Topic for Pro-Con Challenge

The winning topic is: "Resolved: The State of Georgia should establish an independent redistricting commission to draw its Congressional district boundaries."


The video deadline will be Tuesday, March 19, 2024. At that time all recordings must be uploaded to Tabroom and verified independently by the coach.

Pairings will be released that evening to judges for feedback and review and due by Thursday evening. On Friday, we will release the first set of elimination rounds and by Sunday, name ten new State Champions!