Our National Qualifying Congress tournament will take place February 8 & 9 of 2019.
We are excited for another tournament with great competition and representation from schools across the Western Slope!
We will be at Palisade High School for this tournament in Palisade, Colorado.
® PO Letter of Intent: Each student who wants to serve as Presiding Officer during a session needs to write a letter of intent. Those letters need to be in no later than Friday, January 18th if your student wishes to be considered. All letters should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than January 18th.
® All schools entering should submit two bills and/or resolutions by Friday, January 11th for consideration. These must be written by students and must follow the proper guidelines. See the NSDA website for more information. All bills and/or resolutions should be emailed to email@example.com no later than January 11th.
® The registration deadline is Friday, February 1st. No adds will be allowed after this time, and dropping competitors will result in a “drop” fee of $10.00 per student dropped.
® Legislation will be sent out on January 25th (2 weeks prior to competition)
® All fees owed to the National Speech and Debate Association must be paid before the start of competition.
® The fee for NQC will be $10.00 per competitor.
® Please make out checks to “Eagle Vally High School" and bring checks to the competition or send to Eagle Valley High School ATTN: Katie Uhnavy to 641 Valley Road, Gypsum, CO 81637. Thank you.
® All students participating in a national qualifying tournament must be registered with the NSDA on speechanddebate.org (25+ points/merit degree)
® We need judges! Please email me the contact information of anyone you know who is interested in judging so that I can put them into a judging slot.
Registration: Registration will be through Joy of Tournaments. Please be sure that all info through the digital registration is correct.
House Slots: If you go to the [Entries] page of this website, you'll see a green box. Above the green box, you'll notice the NSDA Strength for the number of members and degrees for your team. Under that, you'll see how many entries you are allotted for the House and Senate. Please know that if we do not have 8+ schools competing in the Senate, no Senate will be offered.
Please also note: students competing in both Congress Nat Quals and Main Event Nat Quals MUST fill out and sign their single entry letters of intent BEFORE competing in congress. If this is not turned into the district chair before the first session of Congress your student will be ineligible to compete at Nat Quals Main events.
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.