Maine’s three biggest tournaments are fast approaching. Are you ready? If you don’t know the difference between the three tournaments and their events, then read below.
|State Finals||CFL Qualifiers||Maine District
|Entry limits||Limit per entry per school: Speech: 4, Debate: 6, Congress: Senate 2, House unlimited||Limit 4 entries per event per school (all events).||Limit 4 entries per event per school in Speech, Debate. Congress separate limit. Cap on total entries determined by degrees on record.|
|Awards||Top five places in event.||Three qualifiers per event to national tournament.||Two qualifiers per event to national tournament.|
*Consolidated Dramatic and Humorous Interpretation
**Alternating rounds of Prose and Poetry Reading
***Freshmen and sophomores only; memorized
****8 schools required
Each organization has different rules for the performance expectations in each event; read the rules!
The definition of “published” differs per organization; read the rules!
It is the coach’s affirmative duty to verify the content and published status of any piece performed. Bring the original script/source to the tournament in case of a challenge. This is required for NSDA.