MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND THE 2017 TOURNAMENT

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May 12-14, 2017

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Liberty North High School, Kansas City, MO.

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About the Competition

The National Individual Events Tournament of Champions will bring the nation’s best and brightest students and teachers in Oral Interpretation and Oratory together to participate in a Tournament of Champions.The TOC will provide students exposure to a diverse group of performers and literature from the nation’s best and brightest in Oral Interpretation and Oratory. This event will provide renewal for teachers with guided workshops, networking opportunities with programs nationwide, and strategies for increasing student achievement. We look forward to seeing you at the NIETOC in 2017.

The NIETOC reserves the right to deny or refuse to accept the application from any participant to the competition. The NIETOC reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change, modify or alter the procedures, rules or regulations regarding any aspect of the competition without notice. Students who qualify for the NIETOC are able to enter up to two main events and two supplemental events. The choice of events to participate in is up to the student(s), along with coaches and parents.

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The Competition

Details

The NIETOC will offer competition in: Dramatic Interpretation, Duo Interpretation, Humorous Interpretation, Original Oratory, and Duet Acting. We will also offer the supplemental events of Prose and Poetry and Expository. Champions in Main Events and Supplemental Events will receive scholarships. The Josephine Mamie Dukes Outstanding Teacher Award will also be presented to an outstanding Coach. Students MAY DOUBLE ENTER in main events. If they do not advance to a main event semifinal round, they MAY DOUBLE ENTER in supplemental events. The NIETOC is designed to give competitors an amazing competitive experience, with its student centered schedule and competitive cost and minimal judge requirements.

Get the details

2016 NIETOC CHAMPIONS

Pictured above from left to right:

1. Humorous Interp:   Jake Wallack, University School, FL

2. Original Oratory:  Aekta Mouli, Eagan, MN

3. Poetry:  Mycah Butler, Midwest Speech & Debate, MI

4. Prose: Debra Moraitis, Midwest Speech & Debate, MI

5. Duo Interp: Tyra Johnson & Edgar Partida, James Logan, CA

6. Dramatic Interp: Isabella Czejdo, McDowell, PA

7. Expository:  Gauri Ramesh, Millard North, NE

8. Duet Acting:   Clay Parker & Sonali Mehta, Lovejoy, TX

9. Perfect Performance Award: Drew McElvany, Saint Mary’s Hall, TX

             

Congratulations to 2016 Tournament Sweepstake Winners:

Act 1 Winner: Akins HS, TX, coached by Jesus Valles.

ACT 2 Winner: Lovejoy HS, TX, coached by Tami Parker

ACT 3 Winner: Apple Valley, MN coached by Bryan Hagg.

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Honorable Mentions

Josephine Dukes Teacher of the Year Award                                         

Congratulations to:
Raphael Scott Waldrop,
Hattiesburg HS, MS, Recipient

2016 Perfect Performance Award and Scholarship Winner

Drew McElvany
Saint Mary’s Hall, TX

Judging Criteria and Rules Of Awarding

The NIETOC Individual Event Awards

Main Events
Those competing in Octofinals, Quarterfinals, Semifinals, and Finals will receive trophies.

Supplemental Events
Those competing in Semifinals and Finals will receive trophies.

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The NIETOC "Perfect Performance" Award

This award will be given to the highest individual point earner at the NIETOC tournament. Points awarded for finals based on the following:
MAIN EVENTS: (Oratory, Humorous, Dramatic, Duo, Duet)

FINALISTS
1st 20 points
2nd 18 points
3rd 16 points
4th 14 points
5th 12 points
6th 10 points
Nonadvancing Semifinalists: 5 points each
Nonadvancing Quarterfinalists: 3 points each
Nonadvancing Octofinalists: 1 point each

SUPPLEMENTAL EVENTS: (Prose, Poetry)
FINALISTS
1st 10 points
2nd 9 points
3rd 8 points
4th 7 points
5th 6 points
6th 5 points
Ties broken in the following order:

Higher ranks in final rounds
Higher ranks in semifinal rounds
Higher ranks in quarterfinal rounds
Lower cume total in all prelim rounds

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The NIETOC "Encore" Team Award

Upon the close of registration at the tournament, and based on competing entries, schools will be divided, as equally as possible, into three separate divisions for sweepstakes purposes.
Act I
Act II
Act III
The top four teams in each Act will be Encore Nominees.
The top scoring team in each Act will be the Encore Recipient.
Team points will be awarded on the following basis:

MAIN EVENTS: (Oratory, Humorous, Dramatic, Duo, Duet)

FINALISTS
1st 20 points
2nd 18 points
3rd 16 points
4th 14 points
5th 12 points
6th 10 points
Nonadvancing Semifinalists: 5 points each
Nonadvancing Quarterfinalists: 3 points each
Nonadvancing Octofinalists: 1 point each

SUPPLEMENTAL EVENTS: (Prose, Poetry)

FINALISTS
1st 10 points
2nd 9 points
3rd 8 points
4th 7 points
5th 6 points
6th 5 points

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The NIETOC Mrs. Josephine Dukes Award

This will be presented to the educator of the year by the NIETOC Executive Committee.

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How To Qualify

The 3 ways to qualify

There are three ways to qualify for the NIETOC:

automatically, with bids, or as an at-large.

A. Novice-level results are not applicable for automatic, bid or at-large qualification.
B. Although a host school’s team may compete in their tournament, they are not eligible for a

bid from that tournament. They may, however, use those results as part of their at-large application.
C. Students may qualify through competition in a main event (DUO, HI, DI, OO, DUET) only.

More Details

Interested in becoming a Bid School?

Do you have a Nominee for Teacher Of the Year award?

Venue

The conference is being held at the Liberty North High School, Kansas City, MO.

000 NE 104th St,
Liberty, MO
64068

NIETOC News

The latest news from the NIETOC

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Contact Us

Are you interested in being a sponsor? Have questions about attending the event? Get in touch now.

NIETOC

8 Canterbury Drive
Hattiesburg, MS 39402

By Phone: 1(214) 394-3610
By Fax: (570) 300-3377
By Email: info@nietoc.com

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