Welcome to the home page for the 2021 NOF Summer Royale tournament hosted by National Online Forensics on Jul 31, 2021 for Various students.

Status: Accepting Entries

Click here for the full invitation: Invitation

 

Dear Forensics Community,

 

Phew! What a season! As our attention turns to summer, National Online Forensics is proud to offer you and your program a summer forensics experience - the 2021 Summer Royale.  This will be a synchronous video conference tournament held Saturday, July 31, 2021. It’s a great opportunity to dust off those public speaking and debating skills to get ready for a great 2021-2022 season! 

 

The tournament will offer competition at all levels, from kindergarten to college,  in a wide range of events. We have the very best qualified tournament staff assembled to ensure a smooth day of fun competition.  Winners will receive online gift cards. Our schedule will include three prelims and a final (using Bronze/Silver/Gold award system) with each competition level taking only half the day (see schedule below). 

 

Key Points:

  • Registration is due by Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at 8pm Pacific time on ForensicsTournament.net

  • Super low entry fees ($5-$10/event) are payable by credit card.

  • Students will need to compete with the authorization and support of their school or program’s coaching staff.  No independent student entries will be accepted.

  • Each school is required to provide one judge for every 5 IE entries per pattern/2 debate teams. At the discretion of the Tournament Director, uncovered entries may be allowed but penalty fees will apply.

  • NOTE: Students may both compete and judge divisions (if eligible) during the tournament. For example, college students who compete in the morning may judge high school and middle rounds in the afternoon. Contact us if you are interested in being hired as a judge.

  • The tournament will use synchronous video conferencing on the 8x8 platform. Please see the Best Practices section of this invite for tips on how to effectively prepare for competing online.

  • There will be a single division for all events.

  • All NOF individual and debate events (with some modifications) will be offered. 

  • Most high school and college final rounds will be live-streamed through YouTube.

 

We hope you and your team can join us July 31 for a day of summer forensics fun.  If you have any questions please feel free to email us at info@nationalonlineforensics.org 

 

Sincerely,

Danny Cantrell, Robert Cannon and Mike Kyle

National Online Forensics

 

2021 Tentative Schedule - Saturday July 31*

College

(Morning Rounds)


8:00am

Round 1 (all events)


9:15am

Round 2 (all events)


10:30am

Round 3 (all events)


Noon

Finals (all events)


7:00pm

Awards


College Events

Extemp, Impromptu,  NFA-LD, IPDA, NPDA


(*prepared events are not being offered at the college level to avoid issues with competition calendar rules)




Elementary School

(Morning Rounds)


8:00am

Round 1 (all events)


9:15am

Round 2 (all events)


10:30am

Round 3 (all events)


Noon

Finals (all events)

 

7:00pm

Awards


Elementary Events

Info, Persuasive, Declamation, Poetry, Duo, Storytelling, Impromptu, SPAR, PF,

High School

(Afternoon Rounds)


1:30pm

Round 1 (all events)


2:45pm

Round 2 (all events)


4:00pm 

Round 3 (all events)


5:30pm

Finals (all events)


7:00pm

Awards


High School Events: 

Info, Persuasive, STE, Declamation, OPP, Poetry, POI, Duo, Drama, HI, Extemp, Impromptu, LD, PF,

Middle School

(Afternoon Rounds)


1:30pm

Round 1 (all events)


2:45pm

Round 2 (all events)


4:00pm 

Round 3 (all events)


5:30pm

Finals (all events)


7:00pm

Awards


Middle School IEs: 

Info, Persuasive, STE, Declamation, OPP, Poetry, POI, Duo, Drama, HI, Extemp, Impromptu, LD, PF,



 

 

  • Students may triple enter in IE events

  • Students may single enter in Debate events

  • In the event of small entry sizes, we may need to collapse events within their event category (so interp events collapse to an “interp” event.

  • For LD and Public Forum, students should prepare for the following topic: On balance, the United States’ approach to climate change is more effective than ineffective.