Needville High School
P.O. Box 412
Needville, Texas 77461
Dear UIL Coordinator/Sponsor:
Needville High School invites you to our 16th annual UIL Invitational Academic Tournament. It will be held on Saturday, February 15, 2020. We will be offering all academic events except CX Debate. We will be following all UIL rules and will be using the UIL Set B materials.
ENTRY FEES: All nonspeaking events will be $8. There will be an additional charge of $16 for the programming part of Computer Science. All speaking events will be $10 per entry except for LD Debate and Group Improv which will be $20. Payment may be made at the door on February 15 or mailed to my attention to PO Box 412, Needville, TX 77461. Please make the check payable to NISD Activity Fund.
ENTRIES: Entries will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis until we reach space limits. The exceptions are for Computer Applications which will be limited to 40 and for Computer Science programming with only 3 teams per school. In speaking events, LD Debate will be limited to 4 entries per school, and Group Improv will be limited to 2 teams per school with the total limit set at 8. PLEASE DO NOT CROSS-ENTER COMPETITORS IN BOTH EXTEMP AND PROSE/POETRY.
DROPS: Schools that are registered by February 10 can make changes until 5 pm on Tuesday, February 11. Drops after February 11 will result in the loss of the entry fees. In LD Debate, there will be a drop fee of $40 after February 11. LD Debate drops on February 15 will be subject to a chaos fee of $50 per entry. No individual speech entries will be charged extra drop fees. Please email Adam Kohleffel as soon as you know there will be a drop.
AWARDS: Schools will be divided up into small (1A-4A) and large (5A-6A) schools for nonspeaking events. There will be no divisions for speech events. Medals will be awarded to the top six in each event for each division. Plaques will also be given to the first place team in each team event. For all events, winners will be announced and medals will be awarded immediately after results have been verified. Sweepstakes trophies will be given to the first place schools in both divisions, and a trophy will be awarded to the top speech team.
JUDGING: All coaches are encouraged to help with the grading and judging. Schools that compete in Computer Applications, Journalism, and Ready Writing must provide a grader. Coaches bringing competitors in speaking events will be expected to bring at least one judge per 10 entries. Uncovered judges will be charged a $50 judge fee. Please add your required judge under the Judges tab when registering your students. If the coach’s name is the only name entered, we will try to keep your judge requirements as minimal as possible in the speaking events. When you check in on February 15, please let registration know who you have to grade and/or judge. If you do not add a judge/grader by Tuesday, February 11, you will be charged the $50 judging fee.
FOOD: A snack bar will be available all day for students to purchase items. There will also be a hospitality room for coaches, judges, and bus drivers.
DIRECTIONS: Needville High School is located off of Highway 36 approximately 12 miles south of Rosenberg. Our physical address is 16400 Fritzella, Needville, TX 77461.
Thank you for your interest in our invitational. Delta McFarland, UIL Academic Coordinator