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 Public Address together to participate in a Tournament of Champions. For teachers and coaches NIETOC will provide helpful workshops, networking opportunities with programs nationwide, and the opportunity to judge some of the best performances in the nation. For students, NIETOC will provide an educational workshop focused on improving speaking skills, excellent competition and a chance to meet speech competitors from all over the nation.We look forward to seeing you at thenNIETOC experience in 2019!

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 in one flight and one in the alternate flight. Students must qualify for NIETOC in each separate event.

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The Competition

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The NIETOC will offer competition in Dramatic Interpretation,Humorous Interpretation, Duo Interpretation, Duet Acting, Original Oratory, Informative Speaking and Program of Oral Interpretation. Champions in main events and the overall individual performer will receive scholarships. The Josephine Mamie Dukes Outstanding Teacher Award will be presented to an outstanding coach. Students may double enter in one flight and single enter in the alternate flight, in order to compete in a maximum of three events. The NIETOC is designed to give competitors an amazing competitive experience, with its student-centered schedule, competitive costs and minimal judge requirements.

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2019 NIETOC CHAMPIONS

Pictured above from left to right:

DUO  – JAKE LIEDER & CAMPBELL BERNSTEIN  OF EASTVIEW, MN
ORATORY – CLARK WEBB OF SAINT MARY’S HALL, TX
POI – UZO NGWU OF APPLE VALLEY, MN
DUET – MATTHEW GUTOWSKI & MADDIE CAMPION OF GRAPEVINE, TX
HUMOR – JOHN DUNCAN HARLINGEN OF HIGH SOUTH, TX
INFORMATIVE – CECEILIA VOSS  OF APPLE VALLEY, MN
DRAMATIC – JACKSON REICH OF WINSTON CHURCHILL, TX

Congratulations to 2019 Tournament Sweepstakes Winners:

Act 1 Nominees:

-Albuquerque Academy, NM
-Democracy Prep Endurance, NY
-Roseville, MN
-Tusky Valley, OH

Act 1 Winner – ACCEPTED BY JACKSON REICH WINSTON CHURCHILL, TX

Act 2 Nominees:

– Achievement First, NY
– Judson Theatre Arts, TX
– Liberty North, MO

Act 2 Winner – ACCEPTED BY RAHUL IYER MISSION SAN JOSE, CA

 

Act 3 Nominees:

– Archbishop Mitty, CA
– Harlingen High South, TX
– Woodbury, MN

Act 3 Winner – ACCEPTED BY HALIMA BADRI APPLE VALLEY, MN

 

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Honorable Mentions

2019 Josephine Dukes Teacher of the Year Award                                         

NIETOC EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TOMMIE LINDSEY WITH 2019 RECIPENT SARAH ROSENBERG AND HER STUDENTS FROM DEMOCRACY PREP, NY

 

2019 Perfect Performance Award and Scholarship Winner

JOHN DUNCAN OF HARLINGEN HIGH SOUTH, TX WITH
DEMOND WILSON, NIETOC FOUNDER & OWNER OF THE PERFECT PERFORMANCE

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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.

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

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

The NIETOC Mrs. Josephine Dukes Award
This will be presented to the educator of the year by the NIETOC Executive Committee.

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, INFO, POI) only.

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