2019 West Los Angeles NSDA Tournament
Dates: 3/29/2019 - 3/31/2019

Important Dates:

ASAP

Email Iain Lampert (iaingabriel@gmail.com)  if you are going to need to hire judges.

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March 21st, Official Registration Forms Due:

See "How to Register" tab... 

Registration forms and Original Oratory/Informative scripts due Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 11:59 PM, scanned and sent to iaingabriel@gmail.com.  

Original Oratory/Informative Rules

Original Oratory/INF Scripts: Must be received by the tournament director (Iain Lampert) by Thursday, March 21, 2019. The script must be signed by both the student AND the coach attesting that the work is the original work of the contestant. Signatures should be included on the cover page of the script.  Please see OO rules below. 

Original Oratory/Informative Rules

1. Contest. This contest shall comprise only memorized orations actually composed by the contestants and not used by them during a previous contest season. No visual aids are permitted IN ORATORY; they are permitted in Informative.

2. Subject. Any appropriate subject may be used, but the orator must be truthful. Any non-factual reference, especially a personal one, must be so identified.

3. Length: The time limit in Original Oratory/Informative Speaking is 10 minutes with a 30 second grace period. If there are multiple judges in the round, all must agree that the student has gone beyond the grace period. Should a student go beyond the grace period, the student may not be ranked 1st. There is no other prescribed penalty for going over the grace period. The ranking is up to each individual judge's discretion. Judges who choose to time are to use accurate (stopwatch function) timing devices. No minimum time is mandated.

4. Quotation. Not more than 150 words of the oration may be direct quotation from any other speech or writing and such quotations shall be identified in a printed copy of the oration supplied prior to registration. Extensive paraphrasing from other sources is prohibited.

5. Script. Oratory/Informative manuscripts must be available at all district tournament contests in the event of a protest. However, it shall be the choice of each individual District Committee whether or not to reuire these materials be submitted prior to the contest. The orator's script must identify the quoted materials, state the number of quoted words,
include a work cited page in MLA format, and both the orator and the coach must attest by signature that the
oration is the original work of the contestant.

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March 21: NEED TO LET ME KNOW IF YOU NEED TO HIRE JUDGES BY THIS DAY!

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THURSDAY, March 21: 11:59 PM

Registration closes

Registration closes on website at 11:59 PM

Registration forms/single entry letters of intent must be scanned and sent to iaingabriel@gmail.com at the same time!

BOTH OF THESE STEPS MUST BE COMPLETED FOR YOUR REGISTRATION TO BE VALID.  ANY ATTEMPT TO REGISTER AFTER THAT WILL REQUIRE APPROVAL FROM THE NSDA OFFICE.

A complete registration includes all of the steps found on the registration page.


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