7th Annual Capitol Congressional
November 30, 2017
Texas State Capitol Building
The Yellow Rose District of the National Speech and Debate Association in conjunction with Representative Bryan Hughes office will be hosting the 7th Annual Capital Congressional Debate Contest on Nov. 30, 2017.
Who can enter – the contest will be open to any high school across the state. There will be a limit of 8 students per school with a total limit of 192 students.
Entry fee is $20.00 per student and should be paid on the day of or prior to the contest.
Entry deadline will be 8:00 am on Oct 17, 2017 Or, when we reach the entry limit. ENTER EARLY!
Chambers will be limited to 24 contestants. The morning chamber will have 3 hours of debate time allotted. All scoring will be done by two judges and a parliamentarian.
ADVANCING TO THE FINAL CHAMBERS: The top 3 students from each chamber will advance to the Super Chamber. 4th – 9th will be allowed to compete in TWO Consolation Chambers. The scoring will be based on the judges’ score with the parliamentarian rank breaking any ties. The final chamber will be conducted in the Capital Auditorium
Times – Registration will begin at 8:00 with the morning chambers starting at 8:30 and ending at 11:30. The final chamber will begin at 1:00 ending at 3:30. Awards will at 4:15.
Legislation - The Fall 2017 TFA Docket will be used. Items 1-15 will be used for prelims. Items 16-25 will be used for finals. The docket order will be posted over Thanksgiving Break. The docket can NOT be re-ordered.
All school must provide at least one judge OR pay $200.00 judging fee.
Presiding Officers - Election of the PO will be handled in each chamber. Students wishing to serve as PO must be nominated online from their coaches.
Awards – any student who advances to the final round will receive a gavel. The top six will receive a gavel along with a Top Presiding Officer Award. We will also award the top two schools. Consolation Chambers will receive 1st – 6th plaques.
For more information
Chris Mosmeyer at Holy Trinity Catholic HS
phone 254-771-0787 email --firstname.lastname@example.org (PREFERRED)
Donna Szumila at THEO Christian
REGISTRATION WILL OPEN SEPTEMBER 1, 2017
.Hope to see you in Austin
The Yellow Rose District Committee
Donna Szumila, chair