You are cordially invited to the Third Annual Evergreen Invitational Forensics Tournament hosted by Dobyns-Bennett High School in Kingsport, TN on Saturday December 2nd, 2023.
This will be a 3-round (1 judge per round) tournament with a final round (3 judges for finals).
Schools are allowed to bring up to 10 entries in each event. Each contestant is allowed 3 entries in total. Contestants in TV Broadcasting or Public Forum Debate may double enter.
Prose and Poetry entries may exceed five minutes in length and be a maximum of 10 minutes, but shorter pieces will not be penalized.
"Evergreen Gabbers" is a type of creative impromptu speaking where contestants will be able to create content in a story format. This is similar to tournament-specific events that other schools have created recently. More information forthcoming!
Please note that registration is a TWO-STEP process. Please pre-register on SpeechEase.com before the Pre-Registration Deadline noted in this invitation. This will help us determine the total number of schools attending. Your final registration must be received by the Registration Deadline.
Please make checks payable to Dobyns-Bennett High School.
One judge for every 6 entries or a fraction thereof and one judge per 2 PFD teams.
If you are aware of drops, please don't wait until arriving to notify us. You are welcome to use the online drop/add reporting at SpeechEase.com after you have submitted your final registration. Late drops must be sent to [email protected] . Text (423) 943-2172 for drops the morning of the tournament.
We will be serving food, drinks, and snacks, and we would appreciate your patronage.
We will give Sweepstakes awards for the top 3 schools and a Small Schools trophy. There will also be individual awards for the top 6 speakers.
8:00 AM General Meeting/Judge Meeting
8:30 AM Round 1
10:00 AM Round 2
11:30 AM Round 3
2:00 PM Final Round
4:00 PM Awards
If inclement weather should cause cancellation of the tournament, we, along with our principal, will make that determination by 5:00 AM or sooner on the day of the tournament. Coaches will be notified via email and/or text with cancellation information. If your school has confirmed its entry and decides not to attend but the tournament is still held, your school is still responsible for all fees and judges.
If you have any questions, please contact Laura Humphrey at [email protected].
We look forward to your participation in our 3rd annual tournament!