New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament

2018 — Bronx, NY/US

Independent Entry Requirements

An independent entry is a student who enters any event at the tournament without representing the high school such student currently attends.  The tournament will consider independent entries on a case-by-case basis.  However, at a minimum, to the extent a student would like to enter the tournament as an independent, the tournament will require the following:

1. A certification from the school's designated speech and debate faculty member or administrator stating that the school has "no objection" to the student competing at the tournament and being identified as a student attending, but not representing, the school (e.g., Bronx Science Independent).  The identification requirement is one of fairness so that other participants may more readily identify their potential competitors.

2. The certification must either (a) be signed by such person on the school's letterhead and sent to the tournament host or (b) sent by such person via email from the school's internet address (e.g., directly to the tournament host and the email address of such person must be readily ascertainable in the public domain (e.g., faculty member's email is listed on the school's website).

The above certification must be received and determined by the tournament host to be satisfactory before admission of the entry into the tournament.

All other conditions set forth in the invitation remain applicable, including designation of an adult chaperone who must be present during the duration of the student's participation at the tournament.