These directions expand upon but do not replace the information in the UIL Constitution and Contest Rules. The contest director should read Sections 1000, 1003, and 1004 of the Constitution, then read these guidelines for additional details. See also the Academic Quick Reference Chart, found in the appendix and on the UIL website.
Before the meet
Regional Advisory Committee (Region)
The League office appoints a committee of speech and debate coaches to advise and assist the regional contest director before, during, and after the meet. A list will be sent in late fall. Include these committee members in conducting a planning meeting for regional competition several weeks prior to the regional contest. Their knowledge and insight will help ensure a smooth contest day.
• Contest assembly room
• Preparation room where topics are drawn* (shared room with Persuasive Speaking)
• A separate room for each section in the preliminary round
• Tabulation room (may be shared with other speech events)
Mat at erials and Equipm ent
The contest director provides the following:
• Stopwatch and time cards for each section
• Copy of current Constitution and Contest Rules
• Computer software for tabulating results: download in advance from the speech page of the UIL website. (See Tabulating results.)
Contest Pac ac ket
The League office provides the following.
• Individual evaluation sheets
• Master Ballots/instructions to judges
• Timekeeping Record Sheet
• Judges’ Ranking Sheet for a panel of judges
• Topics (four sets for prelims and one set for finals) mailed under separate cover just prior to meet
• (Region) State Meet information cards for state qualifiers (5)
• (Region) “No-Show” form
• (Region) Regional Meet Evaluation
Since informative and persuasive speakers use the same files, they must share the same preparation room. You can also use this room as an assembly and draw room.
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