Tournaments can choose between pre-recorded or live video call performances. Choose different styles for
different events (e.g. debate via live video with other events pre-recorded) and/or mix styles between
different rounds (e.g. pre-recorded prelims and live video finals).
Video Conferencing Integrated Into SpeechEase
Secure video calls are integrated into the SpeechEase website with no additional software to install or
accounts to create - this solution just works with all modern Internet browsers. Security is baked in - only
SpeechEase users can join video sessions. Up to 25 participants may share video at any given time, with up
to 250 participants in a video session. See Price List
for usage costs.
For pre-recorded performances, tournament managers can allow judges to view performances at their leisure
after the tournament is scheduled and before a submission deadline. There are no extra fees for
pre-recorded rounds with judges viewing performances at their leisure, outside of a video conference.
Pre-recorded performances can also be judged
in a style more similar to traditional tournaments, with all performers and judges joining a video call and
viewing the videos in near-real-time with each other. See Price List
conference usage costs.
Building on SpeechEase's electronic balloting that was introduced over the last few years, Virtual Rounds
judges to view their ballots and video call all in the same window.
If enabled for a tournament, schools may register spectators for virtual tournaments. Spectators will be
to watch rounds for pre-determined entries, but will not be able to broadcast their audio or video in
Video conferencing pricing applies, if applicable. Limit 250 total participants per video session.
|Pre-Recorded, Non-Video Conference Rounds
|Integrated Video Conferencing
||12 cents per user per hour *
|Regular Tournament Fees
||Still apply - see Tournament Fees
* Fees based on actual usage - each user (judge, contestant, or spectator) is charged
12 cents per user per hour that they are active in a video session (prorated to the minute). For
example, a contestant competes in 4 live rounds (3 prelims and 1 final), each lasting one hour.
The charge for this contestant would be 48 cents total. If a contestant only attends 10 minutes of a round,
the charge for the round is prorated to 2 cents. To reduce
the cost of tournaments, consider a pre-recorded option for one or more rounds. No fees are charged for
pre-recorded rounds that are judged asynchronously, without a video conference.