Events, Rules and Judging Criteria

 

 

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 WESTERN PACIFIC REGION

STANDARD RULES

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NOTE: RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR NFL / NJFL  / PGFC

ARE BASED ON NATIONAL RULES

AND

LOCAL NEEDS AND CONSIDERATIONS

 

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GENERAL RULES FOR NFL / NJFL / PGFC

(SCROLL DOWN)

THESE RULES ARE CONTINUOUSLY UNDER REVIEW

MATH COURT RULES AND REGULATIONS ARE ON THE MATH COURT WEB SITE ON THE QUICK LINKS PAGE.

 

 

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REGIONAL REGISTRATION / RULES AND OTHER DUE DATES UPDATED 03/19/14

NJFL RULES WERE UPDATED 09/02/13

NFL RULES WERE UPDATED 02/22/13

GENERAL JUDGES POLICY UPDATED 11/18/13

CODE BOOK & REGISTRATION PROCEDURES UPDATED 10/20/13 (See Quick Links Page)

 

GENERAL JUDGES POLICY: PGFC / NJFL / NFL/CCLHS

 

1.    We cannot run rooms unless we have sufficient Judges. 

a.    PGFC, NJFL, NFL, CCLHS Schools are required to provide 1 Judge for every 1-10 competitors (Example up to 11- 20 =2, up to 21- 30 = 3 an so on).

b.    Debate requires 1 Judge for the first Debater and then 1 Judge for every 2 debaters thereafter.

2.       Any school that fails to provide the required number of judges for any two meets in a division, within one school year, shall be disqualified from competing in all subsequent meets, including the regional competition, for that school year. (Issues from the past two meets this school year were handled under the previous policy and will not be dealt with under this policy)

3.    All Judges are to report one (1) hour prior to the competition start time on the day of the event.

4.    Judges MUST HAVE a reasonable degree of fluency in the English language, including listening, speaking, and writing skills (i.e. be able to understand and properly fill out our ballot and use our Rubric guide).

5.    Judges should have received a copy of the appropriate NFL/NJFL/PGFC Rubrics and Judge Reminders from the School’s coaches prior to the event.

6.    High School Student Judges

a.    They may only Judge if they are members of the NFL (have at least 25 NFL points)

b.    High School Students who meet qualifications may only Judge NJFL if they are in the 11th or 12th grade

c.    All High School students who meet qualifications may Judge PGFC.

 

 

Western Pacific Regional Competition Rules

 

GENERAL REMINDERS

AND

RULES AND REGULATIONS SPECIFIC TO THE REGIONAL COMPETITIONS

NFL/NJFL/PGFC/CCLHS

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CONTENTS:

I.                  Registration Forms

II.               Source Materials

III.           Student Eligibility

IV.           Entrance Guide Lines

V.               Misc. Items

VI.           Addenda to Judges Rules and Obligations

VII.        Definitions

VIII. Online Publications

 

I. Registration Forms: NFL/NJFL/PGFC:

 

·        PGFC Schools must Register Students by FRIDAY, TBA;

·        NFL Schools must Register Students by FRIDAY, MARCH 21, 2014;       

·        NJFL Schools must Register Students by FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 2014.       

 

1.a) NFL: Proof of (25 Point) membership must be observable on the NFL National website. (PGFC and NJFL do not have a Points Requirement)

2a.) NFL: Single Entry Letter(s) of Intent for those students who enter 2 Qualifiers and/or two Supplemental Events prioritizing their events.

2b.) NJFL: “Letter of Intent” listing and prioritizing their events.

3.) PGFC/NJFL/NFL: There is no Registration Fee

4.) PGFC/NJFL/NFL: COPIES OF THE SOURCE MATERIAL FOR EACH EVENT ARE as required in the “Source Materials” section below.

 

NOTE: Late Registration: There is NO late Registration

Substitution of one eligible student for another in the same event will be allowed until Registration is closed.

Entries will be absolutely closed 48 hours before the tournament starts. The competition begins at the start time of the first held event. The only change after that time/date permitted is cancellation.

 

II. Source Material NFL/NJFL/PGFC:

 

 

PRIOR TO SEMI-FINALS

 

Scripts / Literature:  Proof of the existence of the published source of any selection used in interpretations, must be immediately available at the tournament as well as a complete copy of the cutting used. 

Proof could include:

 

A. The Book

 

B. A copy of the Title page, Table of Contents, and Publication Data page

 

C. ISBN # with the understanding that it would lead us to an online source with the information in “B” above.

 

A complete copy of the cutting would include the following:

 

A.  A photocopy of every page from which any line of the source is taken; pages are to be in the order in which they are performed.

 

B.  All words used from the script should be highlighted.  (Any words/lines not used should be left unmarked.)

 

C.  Any word changes (to eliminate inappropriate language/content) and/or additions (for transition) must be indicated clearly in ink.

 

 

Original Speeches:  Copies of Original Oratory and Expository speeches must be signed by the student and the coach, verifying that the speech is the student’s own work.  These also must be available at the tournament.

 

 

UPON REACHING SEMI-FINALS OR FINALS (whichever comes first)

 

The above materials must be produced for each student for review by Registration.

 

If you need clarification of rules for any contests not mentioned heretofore, please see an NFL board member.

 

 

III. STUDENT Eligibility NFL/NJFL/PGFC:

 

For a student to enter NFL Regional Competition events:

 

Their School must be currently registered with the National Office WITH DUES, STUDENT MEMBER FEES AND ALL OTHER FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS PAID by March 21. SEE THE NFL WEB SITE TO REGISTER YOUR SCHOOL AND TO PAY ONLINE.

NFL Students must have:

1.)    Participated in ALL THREE ROUNDS of at least TWO (2) QUALIFIER EVENTS during the CURRENT School Year

2.)    Competed in at least two competitions weekends during the current school year

CLARIFICATION: A No Show in a Qualifier Round means that that particular Qualifier Event cannot be used to meet the requirement.

NFL Students must not have attended a secondary school for more than 9 Semesters and must be under 20 years of age AT THE TIME OF THE START OF NFL NATIONAL COMPETITIONS IN JUNE (SEE THE NFL WEB SITE FOR CURRENT YEARS DATES).

 

For a student to qualify for PGFC or NJFL Regional Competition events,

 

PGFC - During their first year of competition in an age group category (K-2 or 3-5), a PGFC competitor must have won one Ribbon beyond their first ribbon in that age group category. Each year thereafter, in that particular age group category, they must have won one ribbon to qualify for that year’s Regional Competition.

 

NJFL - An NJFL competitor must have won two ribbons and attended two event weekends. This requirement must have been met during this competition year.

NJFL AND PGFC DO NOT REQUIRE NATIONAL REGISTRATION FOR REGIONAL COMPETITION. NATIONAL DUES WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE REGISTRATION FEE FOR THOSE SCHOOLS COMPETING AT THE NJFL NATIONAL COMPETITION.

(Note: When registering for the Regional competition, they need not enter the event they won the ribbon in – see below under Entrance Guide Lines!)

 

ALL STUDENTS MUST BE AN OFFICIAL STUDENT AT A PARTICIPATING NFL/NJFL/PGFC SCHOOL ON THE DATE OF THEIR REGIONAL COMPETITION.

 FOR NFL POINT VALUES:  CLICK HERE 

 

IV. Entrance Guide Lines NFL/NJFL/PGFC:

 

**NFL: ALL NFL students MUST enter at least ONE (1) Qualifier event - then the Competitor may also enter TWO SUPS AND ONE CON.

 

**NFL: A Competitor MAY choose to enter TWO (2) QUALIFIER EVENTS - if so, then the Competitor may also enter ONE SUP AND ONE CON, OR TWO SUPS.

**NFL: THEY CANNOT ENTER TWO CONSOLATION EVENTS.

**NFL: No NFL student may enter more than one Qualifier Extemp event (National Rule).

** NJFL students may enter up to 5 events - Debate plus two from Pattern A, and two from Pattern B. All students must enter at least one event in each Pattern, but no more than two events in each Pattern.

DEBATE: LD

PATTERN A: HUMOROUS INTERP, DUO INTERP, IMPROMPTU,

PATTERN B: DRAMATIC INTERP, EXTEMP, ORIGINAL ORATORY, PROSE, POETRY, STORY TELLING

 

**PGFC: A PGFC student may not enter more than two English speaking Events” at the Regional Competitions. PGFC competitors may choose any two English speaking Events they wish. They may enter CCLHS events in addition to the two PGFC English speaking Events.

 **NFL: Should an NFL entrant win in more than one National Main Event Qualifier and/or Supplemental Event, “they can only come in one event” … “and the alternate moves up” … in the Event they vacate. The NFL Entrants, therefore, must declare by “Letter of Intent”, before the Regional Competition is held, which Qualifier and/or Supplemental event they will choose in this situation. (A Master Copy of this letter is available). If a competitor wins in both the Qualifier AND Supplemental event, the competitor must compete at Nationals in the Qualifier as determined in the competitors “Letter of Intent”.

 **NFL: This rule does not apply to NFL entrants who enter one National Main Event Qualifier, and one or two Supplemental or one Consolation Event, BECAUSE IF THE NFL COMPETITOR WINS IN BOTH A QUALIFIER EVENT AND A NON-QUALIFIER EVENT, THEY MUST COMPETE AT NATIONALS IN THE QUALIFIER EVENT. THE ALTERNATE WILL MOVE UP IN THE SUPPLEMENTAL OR CONSOLATION EVENT.

 **NFL: This rule does not apply to NFL entrants who enter DUO Interpretation, BECAUSE IF THEY WIN THE DUO INTERPRETATION EVENT, THEY MUST COMPETE AT NATIONALS IN DUO INTERPRETATION.

 

**CLARIFICATION - NFL: Participation in Qualifier Events at NFL Regional Competition: “Enter” means compete and complete the event. A Competitor cannot “No Show” in any Qualifier Event or Qualifier Round at Regional Competition or they will be Disqualified (DSQ) from all Regional Events.

**NJFL: All NJFL competitors must provide a Letter of Intent” prioritizing their registered events. DUO INTERP must always be listed first.

 

V. Misc. Clarifications for PGFC / NJFL / NFL entrants At Regional Events:

 

**NJFL and NFL: NO STUDENT MAY USE THE SAME MATERIAL IN MORE THAN ONE EVENT.  IN ADDITION, THE MATERIAL NFL AND NJFL ENTRANTS USE IN THEIR EVENTS AT THE REGIONAL COMPETITION MAY NOT BE MATERIAL THAT THEY USED AT ANY PREVIOUS REGIONAL OR NATIONAL COMPETITION THIS MEANS USED IN ANY EVENT!

 

**NJFL and NFL Debater: YOU MUST REPORT NO LATER THEN 10 MINUTES before Registration, or face disqualification in the Debate

 

 **NFL:  The USX, FX, and Com Prep Room will open 30 mins before the Event begins so that the Performance Rooms may begin on Time. Those Entrants doing Impromptu can Report 10 min. before the Event begins. The Room will close for each Round one hour after it opens.

** NFL/NJFL: All "Tubs" for NFL Regional Competition competitors will be due for inspection by 9:00pm on the day before the Regional Extemp Competitions (Dolphin Theatre at MHS).  They will be sealed and stored at MHS till the Extemp Prep Room opens at the competition site of the Regional Competition. Non-certified "Tubs" can be brought into compliance immediately prior to the start of the Regional Competition Prep Room. Students cannot compete in Regional Competition Extemp events without a certified “Tub”.

 **NFL/NJFL/PGFC: NATIONAL NFL RULES CLARIFICATION: DECLAMATORY SPEECHES MAY NOT BE USED IN: DI, HI, DUO, PROSE, or POETRY.

**NFL/NJFL/PGFC: NATIONAL NFL RULES CLARIFICATION: PLAY SCRIPTS MAY NOT BE USED IN PROSE AND POETRY

**NFL/NJFL/PGFC: NATIONAL NFL RULES CLARIFICATION: BOOKS MAY NOT BE HELD IN PROSE, POETRY or READERS FORUM, but all competitors MUST hold a COPY of the piece in their hand while performing the Prose or Poetry event (BINDERS ARE PERMITTED). Memorization is encouraged in NFL and NJFL Prose and Poetry, but may not be a deciding factor in determining the outcome of the event. In PGFC, memorization in Readers Forum is not permitted.

 

**NFL: Qualifier events and Supplemental Events will be Double Elimination; Consolation Events will be Single Elimination.

**NJFL: ALL Pattern A and Pattern B Events will be Double Elimination – LD will follow normal procedures

 

**NJFL CLARIFICATON: DUO INTERP IS NOT DUET ACTING. THERE IS NO DUET ACTING CATEGORY. FORMER DUET ACTING PIECES MUST MEET DUO INTERPRETATON STANDARDS.

 

**PGFC: No change in event structure.

**PGFC CHORAL SPEAKING CLARIFICATION: This event is for teams only. A team may only consist of from three to five members: large mass teams are not allowed. The students interpret a major literary work or excerpt(s) thereof. Students may do multiple characters if they so desire, but all the team members should have roughly equal speaking times and be of equal importance to the piece. Although movement is allowed, all students must either remain within the framework of the Chorus, or have equal / similar movement. (i.e.: individuals cannot step out/stand out from the group unless all do so at one time or another in the piece)

 

VI. ADDENDA TO JUDGES RULESAND OBLIGATIONS

 

Obligations at NFL/NJFL at Regional Events:

The Judging obligation at Regional Competition has to be applied to the ENTIRE time that the meet is in progress. (IE: a school is obligated for three judges, they must supply three judges for night, morning and afternoon obligations).

 Judging Criteria NFL/NJFL at Regional Events:

Time limits for non-debate events are important but are discretionary at the instance of the judge. Students who do not push the limits of allowable time do not do well at the National level.

Prep Times in Debate, Extemp, or Impromptu are absolute

 

VII. Definitions NFL:

 National Main-Qualifier Events: LD, DI, HI, DUO, OO, USX, and FX.(IX)

 Supplemental Events: Prose, Poetry, Extemp Com, and Expository

 Consolation Events: Story Telling and Impromptu

 Interpretation Events: Dramatic, Humorous and Duo.

 Qualifier Extemp Events: USX, FX

 

VIII. ONLINE PUBLICATIONS

 

Announcement regarding the use of online published materials for WPR’s NFL / NJFL Regional Competition

In efforts to align WPR policies with those of the National Forensic League and National Junior Forensic League, WPR will hereby allow use of “online” or “PDF” publications, according the rules as set forth by  NFL/ NFJL.

If you intend to use an “online” publication, you must conform to the NFL rules. Before you make the decision to use an online source, be sure that you have conformed to ALL NFL rules (stated below)

In short, the rules are…

1)      “Online” material must come from an approved website

2)      All downloaded materials must be printed out, exactly as they originally appeared online and must conform to all other NFL / NJFL regulations regarding use of printed materials

3)      On the days of competition(s), the downloaded material must still be available ONLINE at the website from which it was purchased

4)      Material must have been obtained legally and competitors / coaches must be able to verify that material was legally obtained. Violations of regulations regarding legal use will result in penalties for violators.

For more specific information, see the following 2 website and a more thorough explanation of rules below…

http://www.nationalforensicleague.org/aspx/nav.aspx?navid=343&pnavid=243

http://www.nationalforensicleague.org/aspx/nav.aspx?navid=349&pnavid=243

1)      “Online” material must come from an approved website

 

The online material MUST COME ONLY FROM ONE OF THE PRE-APPROVED ONLINE SOURCES.

-          The list of approved online sources follows:

-          The following websites are approved as they appeared on June 1, 2012:

-          http://www.theadirondackreview.com

-          http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/xconnect/

-          http://www.contemporaryworldliterature.com

-          http://www.freedrama.net
Disclaimer: The “Mad-Scripts!” material under the Free Drama Education section of the site is not acceptable; however, all other material on the site is acceptable for use.

-          http://frontporchjournal.com/index.asp

-          http://www.inversetheater.org/bromleyplays.html

-          http://www.memorious.org

-          http://www.mushroomcloudpress.com
Note: Information for accessing the compliance website will be included with your Mushroom Cloud Press download.

-          http://www.oscarwildecollection.com
Disclaimer: The PDF documents on this site are not acceptable; however, all other material is acceptable for use.

-          http://www.poetryfoundation.org

-          http://speechgeek.com

-          http://www.storysouth.com

-          http://tclj.toasted-cheese.com/
Disclaimer: Only material listed under the links “literary magazine” and “articles” contain material on the site acceptable for use.

-          In addition, WPR approves the use of materials from http://www.3ppublishing.com. Materials obtained from 3ppublishing.com must also be legally obtained. Proof of legal use is required.

 

2)      All downloaded materials must be printed out, exactly as they originally appeared online and must conform to all other NFL / NJFL regulations regarding use of printed materials

Manuscript items to be printed directly from the screen:

·         The first page in the website (the home page).

·         All other links pages needed to navigate to the literary text selected for competition shall be printed out and the link must be highlighted in the manuscript.

·         All web pages upon which the cutting appears.

Each page must have printed in the header and/or footer:

·         Date the page was printed.

·         Web address.

Only the printed manuscript shall be considered adequate proof of authenticity. In other words, the student or coach must provide printed pages or an identical copy for examination.

The highlighted manuscript submitted for material verification will follow the same rules designated for printed and published material.

 

3)      On the days of competition, the downloaded material must still be available ONLINE at the website from which it was obtained

ON the day of the regional competition, (March 14, 15, or 16 for NFL and April 23, 13 for NJFL) downloaded material MUST STILL BE AVAILABLE online, at the website from which it was originally obtained.

The website and online version of the digital publication needs to be available for comparison if challenged. Online access is the fundamental responsibility of the District Committee and/or the individual filing the protest. NOTE: If the committee cannot gain online access and the above requirements have been met, the piece is to be considered legal for use.

 

4) Material must have been obtained legally and competitors / coaches must be able to verify that material was legally obtained. Violations of regulations regarding legal use will result in penalties for violators.

 

If the competitor and/or coach claims that the online material is available from one of the approved NFL websites, free of charge, WPR will verify that the material is, indeed, free. At any point during the regional competition, WPR may check the pre-approved website to make sure that the material is freely available.

If the competitor and/or coach claims that the online material was purchased, the  coach must provide a printed (ON PAPER) receipt of payment for the purchased material. This receipt must contain the purchaser’s name, information on the identity of the online publisher, and the amount paid for the online published material.

If at any point the “downloaded” material is found to not conform to any of the above requirements, the material will not be accepted. Any student who knowingly violates the rules for online publications and/or falsely represents an item as being legally obtained will be banned from ALL regional events and will have any points / placements awarded throughout the NFL / NJFL competition year nullified.

 

PGFC
&
CCLHS

Primary Grade Forensic Conference

Grades K through 5

K-2 and 3-5 Events

 

General Policy:

 

1.      All PGFC Competitors will be required to bring only copies of the sources of their interpretations, stories, speeches, etc. to the competitions.

2.      These copies should be made available to each Judge as they are called to compete, so that the judge could reference them and insure compliance with PGFC rules, regulations and practices.

3.      Although not required, an introduction to all pieces is encouraged.

4.      Once a student has won a ribbon IN ANY K2 OR 3-5 EVENT, he/she may not, in all future events, enter any Novice only K-2 OR 3-5 categories. A “Masters” division for such events will be formed for those specific categories. WHEN A STUDENT LEAVES K-2 THEY REVERT TO NOVICE STATUS TILL THEY WIN A RIBBON IN 3-5.

5.      Students may enter only 2 events.

6.      No piece may be used for more than one (1) event on any competition day.

7.       Students must be coded at least 8 days prior to a competition weekend – see Code Book and Registration Instructions. (CLICK HERE)

8.       During their first year of competition in an age group category (K-2 or 3-5), a PGFC competitor must have won one Ribbon beyond their first ribbon in that age group category to qualify for Regional Competition. Each year thereafter, in that particular age group category, they must have won one ribbon to qualify for that year’s Regional Competition.

 

 

Readers Forum (RF): (5 minutes)

 

This is a “reading only” event.

It is not meant to be presented like the “Dramatic” or “Humorous” Interpretation events below. Excessive movement is discouraged.

Pieces may be any prose, poetry, or other published literary excerpt of the student’s choice. Pieces may be humorous, dramatic, or melodramatic at the discretion of the Competitor or his/her coach. This event is limited to individuals only, i.e., no teams are allowed.

There will be a “Masters” and a “Novice” Division except at Regional Competition. Any Competitor who has won or placed in ANY PGFC Event within their Category must compete in the “Masters” Division while they remain in that Category.

 

Duo Interpretation (DUO) :( 5 minutes)

 This is a “memorization only” event for grades 3-5; the piece may not be read except by K-2 (See Below). If students in the grades 3-5 division do read their piece, they will be judged and scored, but such a student “may not” finish higher than any of the students who have memorized their piece. 

Pieces must be taken from published plays, short stories, poems, or novels, or other literary sources. Original pieces are “not” allowed in this event. Pieces may be humorous, dramatic, or melodramatic at the discretion of the Competitor or his/her coach.

  Singing, except for a couple of bars as a tiny piece of the presentation, is "not" allowed.

 This event is for duos only. Competitors in this event may play multiple parts if they so desire; this is common in the NFL.

 

Humorous Interp. (HI): (5 minutes)

It is the same as Duo except for the basic material, which must be humorous, and for the fact that it is an event exclusively for individuals.

 

Dramatic Interp. (DI): (5 minutes)

It is the same as Duo except for the basic material, which must be dramatic or melodramatic and for the fact that it is an event exclusively for individuals.

 

Choral Speaking (CS): (5 minutes)

 

 This event is for teams only. A team may only consist of from three to five members: large mass teams are not allowed. The students interpret a major literary work or excerpt(s) thereof. Students may do multiple characters if they so desire, but all the team members should have roughly equal speaking times and be of equal importance to the piece. Although movement is allowed, all students must either remain within the framework of the Chorus, or have equal / similar movement. (i.e.: individuals cannot step out/stand out from the group unless all do so at one time or another in the piece)

This event may be read or memorized, but extra points may be allotted for teams that memorize their piece and still present a quality effort. There is no penalty here for reading as there is in the Interpretations.

 Pieces may be selected from any published play, short story, poem, novel, or other literary source. Harmony, synchronization, and interpretative excellence are the main judging criteria of this event.

 

Impromptu Speaking (IMP): (5 minutes)

 

Students will draw three topics, choose one, prep for no more than five minutes – a teacher-coach may help the competitor in the prep (“K-2” ONLY – “3–5” students must prepare on their own) – and then the student alone delivers his/her speech.

 A competitor will be allowed to employ a “3X5” note card, developed during the five minute prep period, without loss of points or other penalty.   

 

Eligibility:

 

Any student may enter who is in fact in grades K-2 or 3-5 respectively.

 

Judging Parameters:

 

An exception for K-2 competitors is hereby enacted by the NFL board. A K-2 student competitor may read in any event whatsoever without penalty or prejudice of any kind. Judges are to ignore memorization for purposes of comparison. A student who memorizes shall “not,” of course, be penalized for memorization, but such may not be considered in any way an advantage or an indication of superiority in the K-2 division. The 3-5 division is not affected by this rule, i.e., they “must” memorize where indicated by the rules for an event or lose to any who do.

Appropriate gestures, confidence, feeling, enunciation, and interpretive excellence are the prime criteria for all forensic events, but they must be within the framework of the event.

 As indicated above, all PGFC events have a maximum time limit of five minutes; there are “no” minimum times. Experience has shown that PGFC competitors generally fall in the 30 second to three minute time frame; the younger the shorter – there are exceptions, however, students should be encouraged to make the top-end limits of the allowable time.

 It should also be noted that students at an event may not be in the same competitive category twice (on two Duo teams or Two Choral Speaking Teams for example)

Students must not be coached by anyone while presenting their pieces.

 

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NJFL
&
CCLHS

National Junior Forensic League

Grades 6 through 8

 

THE NJFL HAS DETERMINED NEW EVENT GROUPINGS.

THE REORGANIZE EVENT GROUPINGS

BASED ON THE 2013 NATIONAL COMPETITIONS

ARE POSTED BELOW IN SECTION “A” AND “B”

 

General Policy:

 

1.      CCLHS EVENTS WILL FOLLOW NJFL RULES # 2 THROUGH 5 AND THEIR EVENTS WILL FOLLOW THE NFL FORMAT (SEE “NFL” BELOW)

2.      All Competitors will be required to bring copies of the sources of their interpretations, stories, speeches, etc. to the competitions.

3.      These copies are to be presented to each Judge as they are called to compete, so that the judge can reference them and insure compliance with the rules, regulations and practices.

4.      Although not required, an introduction to all pieces is encouraged.

5.      Once a student has won a ribbon IN ANY NJFL/ CCLHS EVENT, he/she may not, in all future events, enter any Novice only category in those Divisions. A “Masters” division for such events will be formed for those specific categories.

6.      Students may enter up to 4 events if one of the events is Debate; IF THEY ARE NOT IN DEBATE THEY MAY ONLY ENTER THREE EVENTS. They may not enter more than two events in a Section (Pattern). They must enter and complete in at least one event in each Section (Pattern)

7.      To qualify for Regional Competition, a competitor must win two ribbons and attend two event weekends.

8.      NO STUDENT MAY USE THE SAME MATERIAL IN MORE THAN ONE EVENT ON A GIVEN COMPETITION DAY.  IN ADDITION, THE MATERIAL NJFL ENTRANTS USE IN THEIR EVENTS AT THE REGIONAL COMPETITION MAY NOT BE MATERIAL THAT THEY USED AT ANY PREVIOUS NJFL REGIONAL OR NATIONAL COMPETITION - THIS MEANS USED IN ANY EVENT!

9.      ONCE A STUDENT HAS USED MATERIAL AT ANY PREVIOUS NJFL REGIONAL OR NATIONAL COMPETITION, THIS MEANS USED IN ANY EVENT, IT IS CONSIDERED “DEAD” AND CANNOT BE USED AGAIN IN ANY NJFL EVENT BY THAT STUDENT.

10.  Students must be coded at least 8 days prior to a competition weekend – see Code Book and Registration Instructions. (CLICK HERE)

 

SECTION (PATTERN) A 

 

Lincoln Douglas Debate (L/D):

The rules for NJFL Students are the same as for NFL – SCROLL DOWN TO NFL.

Duo - Dramatic Duo (DUO): (Two person teams/10 minutes) THIS EVENT REQUIRES THREE (3) ROUNDS OF COMPETITION IF POSSIBLE

GENERAL: Two students interpret a major literary work or excerpt(s) thereof. Students may do multiple characters if they so desire, but the two-team members should have roughly equal speaking times.

DUO: No touching or direct eye contact between team members is permitted. Movement is not limited. Competitors must additionally look off stage, e.g., at the audience, during the entire event; these are NFL national rules. Material must be and drawn from but “one” novel, short story, play, or poem. No props or costumes of any kind are permitted. Singing, except for a couple of bars as a tiny piece of the presentation, is "not" allowed. Ten minutes is the time max -- no minimum time. Students may read from a script in WPR competitions, but readers “may not” finish higher than any team who memorizes their piece.

Impromptu Speech (IMP): (5 minutes) THIS EVENT REQUIRES THREE (3) ROUNDS OF COMPETITION IF POSSIBLE

Students will draw three subjects or quotations, choose one of the three, go to a specified area, prep without assistance for five minutes, and then, when called, speak for no more than five minutes max -- no minimum time. Subjects include proverbs, ordinary things, famous people and the like, e.g., “if I were superman...” For Invitational meets only, MSFL competitors may opt to employ 3X5 prompt cards developed during the prep period; such cards are not allowed in CNMI regional or interscholastic meets

Humorous Interp. (HI): (10 minutes) THIS EVENT REQUIRES THREE (3) ROUNDS OF COMPETITION IF POSSIBLE

Same as DI except for the basic material and that it must be humorous.

 

SECTION (PATERN) B

 

Dramatic Interp. (DI): (10 minutes) THIS EVENT REQUIRES THREE (3) ROUNDS OF COMPETITION IF POSSIBLE

This is an individual event. Ten minutes is the max time -- there is no minimum time. Pieces or cuttings must be taken from but “one” dramatic or melodramatic published novel, short story, poem, or play. No costumes or props are allowed. Movement is allowed, but sitting or lying on the floor or outlandish histrionics is discouraged. Singing, except for a couple of bars as a tiny piece of the presentation, is "not" allowed. Students may read, but readers “may not” finish higher than any student who has memorized his/her piece.

 

Original Oratory (OO): (10 minutes) THIS EVENT REQUIRES THREE (3) ROUNDS OF COMPETITION IF POSSIBLE

 An original speech generated by the student. The material should be persuasive, but any general topic is suitable. Students may read in WPR competitions, but readers “may not” finish higher than any one who memorizes their piece

 

Extemporaneous (EXTEMP): (7 minutes) THIS EVENT REQUIRES THREE (3) ROUNDS OF COMPETITION IF POSSIBLE

 On the day of the competition, the competitor must take his/her card file (tub) to the prep room where topics will be drawn. Upon drawing three topics (at the time and direction of the prep room moderator) from a container the competitor will select one and return the others to the container. The competitor will then have thirty minutes to prepare; the competitor will subsequently be instructed to report to the designated judging room to present his speech.

Definition: The speaker will answer a question about events current of the past twelve months. Topics must be about United States domestic affairs.

The general format in developing this type of speech is as follows: Introduction, three major points, and a conclusion. The question must be answered adequately and knowledgeably; failing these, a competitor does not merit high scores.

Other things a judge should look for: poise, eye contact, good voice inflection, and appropriate gestures and body movement.

The speech is best-developed using quotes from famous people, allusions to historical events, and reference to a variety of recent sources with dates cited. Sources might include TV newscasts, and newspaper and magazine articles.

A card file of current events stories drawn from magazines and other such sources is a must for a Nationals oriented team. Teams should begin their collections as soon as possible. SEE NFL FOR LINKS TO PROPER CREATION OF A FILE AND THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR SUCH A FILE.

 The contestant MAY NOT use notes or have any written material in their hands.

 

Poetry Reading (PO): (7 minutes) THIS EVENT REQUIRES THREE (3) ROUNDS OF COMPETITION IF POSSIBLE

Competitor “must read” a published poem or poems. Total Time is seven minutes max -- there is no minimum. Emotive expressiveness is a plus. Excessive movement is not allowed; a step or two to the right or left is the limit.

All competitors must hold a copy of the piece in their hand while performing the event. Memorization is encouraged, but will not be a deciding factor in determining the outcome of the event.

There will be a “Masters” and a “Novice” Division (Except in Regional Competition – see Regional Qualifications).. Any competitor who has ever won or placed in any NJFL event in the past MUST enter the “Masters” division only.

 

Prose Reading (PR): (7 minutes) THIS EVENT REQUIRES THREE (3) ROUNDS OF COMPETITION IF POSSIBLE

A competitor in this event will read from a published prose work of his/her choice. Expressiveness is a plus here. Excessive movement around the stage is “not” allowed; a step or two to the right or left is the limit. The student “must read” in this event, i.e., memorization may not receive extra consideration. Time is seven minutes max; there is no minimum.

All competitors must hold a copy of the piece in their hand while performing the event. Memorization is encouraged, but will not be a deciding factor in determining the outcome of the event.

The Prose piece presented, may be made up of “cuttings” from the same piece of literature

There will be a “Masters” and a “Novice” Division (Except in Regional Competition – see Regional Qualifications). Any competitor who has ever won or placed in any NJFL event in the past MUST enter the “Masters” division only.

Story Telling (ST)): (7 minutes) THIS EVENT REQUIRES THREE (3) ROUNDS OF COMPETITION IF POSSIBLE

The competitor must retell a single published, printed story, anecdote, tale, myth, or legend without notes or props.

 The maximum time is FIVE minutes there is no minimum time. Introductions must be included in the four minute time period.

 The story must be told extempore, not read. The story may be delivered standing or seated.

 Gestures, pantomime, or characterization may be used with restraint, but the focus must be on the narrative.

 The retelling must be true to the original tale. The contestant may not add material or materially change or alter the content of the story.

 

Judging Parameters

 

1. The delivery of a speech or Interp. is the primary criteria for deciding the winner of an event. Material is of little importance.

2. In a memorization event, someone who reads may be scored but “may not” finish higher than any competitor who has memorized. DI, HI, DUO, OO, EXPOS, are memorization events; IMP, EXTEMP are non-reading events.

 3. In Prose and Poetry (Any Division), all competitors must hold a copy of the piece in their hand while performing the event. Memorization is encouraged, but is not a deciding factor in determining the outcome of the event.

4Blatant sexuality, violence, or foul language is not allowed – no exceptions.

5. Appropriate gestures, confidence, feeling, enunciation, and interpretive excellence are the prime criteria for all forensic events. 

It should also be noted that students at an event may not be in the same competitive category twice (on two Duo teams for example)

 

 Additional Misc. Clarifications for NJFL entrants carried forward from the last CNMI Regional competition:

 

No NJFL participant may use the same piece of literature in more than one event.

NJFL Debater: YOU MUST REPORT NO LATER THEN 10 MINUTES before Registration, or face disqualification.

NATIONAL NJFL RULES CLARIFICATION: DECLAMATORY SPEECHES MAY NOT BE USED IN: DI, HI, DUO, PROSE, or POETRY.

NATIONAL NJFL RULES CLARIFICATION: PLAY SCRIPTS MAY NOT BE USED IN PROSE AND POETRY

All competitors MUST hold a COPY of the piece in their hand while performing the Prose or Poetry event, they cannot hold the book (BINDERS ARE PERMITTED). Memorization is encouraged, but will not be a deciding factor in determining the outcome of the event.

DUO INTERP IS NOT DUET ACTING. THERE IS NO DUET ACTING CATEGORY. FORMER DUET ACTING PIECES MUST MEET DUO INTERPRETATON STANDARDS.

 

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NFL
&
CCLHS

National Forensic League

Grades 9 through 12

 

 

NFL Events:

 

General Policy:

 

  1. CCLHS EVENTS WILL FOLLOW NFL RULES # 2 THROUGH 5 AND THEIR EVENTS WILL FOLLOW THE NFL FORMAT
  2. All NFL Competitors will be required to bring only copies of the sources of their interpretations, stories, speeches, etc. to the competitions.
  3. These copies are to be presented to each Judge as they are called to compete, so that the judge can reference them and insure compliance with NFL rules, regulations and practices.
  4. Although not required, an introduction to all pieces is encouraged.
  5. Once a student has won a ribbon IN ANY NFL / CCLHS EVENT, he/she may not, in all future events, enter any Novice only category in those Divisions. A “Masters” division for such events will be formed for those specific categories.
  6. Once a student has won a ribbon in any event, they must in all future events enter at least one (1) “QUALIFIER”. Failure to do so, and/or failure to do all three rounds of the required “QUALIFIER” will result in disqualification from the meet.
  7. STUDENTS SHOULD BE MADE AWARE, THAT TO QUALIFIY FOR THE REGIONAL COMPETITION THEY NEED TO: 1. HAVE AT LEAST 25 REGISTERED POINTS, 2. HAVE COMPETED IN TWO QUALIFIERS (ALL THREE ROUNDS) IN THE CURRENT SCHOOL YEAR AND 3. HAVE COMPETED ON TWO SEPARATE COMPETITON WEEKENDS DURING THE CURRENT SCHOOL YEAR.
  8. If the student does not compete in ALL the Qualifier events they signed up for, they are DSQ from the ENTIRE event weekend (LD INCLUDED), and if they competed in and completed a Qualifier event on the day of that “no show”, that Qualifier will not count towards their two event Qualifier minimum.
  9. At any given meet, a student may enter AS MANY EVENTS AS THEY WISH AS LONG AS: (1.) THEY ENTER AT LEAST ONE QUALIFIER (if required). (2.) THEY ACTUALLY SHOW UP AT THE EVENTS THEY ENTER. (3.) At that meet, IF THE STUDENT IS A “NO SHOW” IN ANY EVENT IN WHICH THEY WERE OFFICIALLY ENTERED, AT THE NEXT MEET THEY WILL ONLY BE ALLOWED TO REGISTER FOR THE SAME NUMBER OF EVENTS THAT THEY ACTUALLY PARTICIPATED IN AT THAT PREVIOUS MEET.

10.  Students at an event may not be entered in the same competitive category twice (on two Duo teams for example)

11.  NO STUDENT MAY USE THE SAME MATERIAL IN MORE THAN ONE EVENT.  IN ADDITION, THE MATERIAL NFL ENTRANTS USE IN THEIR EVENTS AT THE REGIONAL COMPETITION MAY NOT BE MATERIAL THAT THEY USED AT ANY PREVIOUS NFL REGIONAL OR NATIONAL COMPETITION - THIS MEANS USED IN ANY EVENT!

12.  ONCE A STUDENT HAS USED MATERIAL AT ANY PREVIOUS NFL REGIONAL OR NATIONAL COMPETITION, THIS MEANS USED IN ANY EVENT, IT IS CONSIDERED “DEAD” AND CANNOT BE USED AGAIN IN ANY NFL EVENT BY THAT STUDENT.

13.  Students must be coded at least 8 days prior to a competition weekend – see Code Book and Registration Instructions. (CLICK HERE)

 

 

 QUALIFIERS

 

Lincoln Douglas Debate (L/D): (See Also: LD Web Page – CLICK HERE)

Lincoln/Douglas debates are contests of logic rather than evidence. Clash is expected. Time limits are as below.

 

Constructive Speeches:

The affirmative side must defend the given resolve. A speech (affirmative constructive) should set forth the reasons why the debater believes that the resolve is meritorious.

 The debater allocated the negative side should predicate their attacks on the resolve and their counter plans based on what is offered by the affirmative side in the debate; hence, preplanned attacks have limited value, but may be used. Typically the negative-side will write furiously during the affirmative’s constructive gathering material for discrediting.

 

Cross Examination:

As either side completes their constructive speech, the opponent side will cross-examine him/her in an effort to discredit their position.

 

Rebuttals:

The affirmative side will have two opportunities to rebut the negative and reinforce his or her own position. Typically the aff. side will use the first rebuttal to reemphasize his/her position and the second to attack the negative position. New evidence that negative received no opportunity to cross may “not” be introduced during rebuttals.

 The negative side will get but one extended period to rebut the affirmative. Typically the negative should use this opportunity to reinforce his/her position “and” to attack the logic and supports of the affirmative side. New evidence that affirmative received no opportunity to cross may “not” be introduced during rebuttals.

 

Judging L/D debate:

There is no burden of proof or required standard of evidence in L/D debate. Logical reasoning, oratorical excellence, well-defended opinion, and general persuasiveness are the major judging criteria in L/D debate.

 During cross-examination, the time belongs to the debater doing the cross-examination. The side being questioned should not be allowed to make speeches or delay further questioning.

 A total of no more than three minutes prep time is allotted for each team for the entire debate. All times above are maximums; there are no minimums. No memorization is required in CX debate.

 Judges may “not” confer with one another to reach a consensus.

 Judges must “not” reveal their decisions to anyone unless instructed to do so by the event coordinator.

 

Example Topic:

Possession of nuclear weapons is immoral.”

 

Time Limits in L/D debate:


Affirmative Constructive: 6 min.

Negative Cross Examination: 3 min.

Negative Constructive: 7 min.

Affirmative Cross Examination: 3 min.         

Affirmative Rebuttal #1: 4 min.

Negative Rebuttal: 6 min.

Affirmative Rebuttal #2: 3 min.


 

A total of no more than FOUR minutes prep time is allotted for each debater for the entire debate -- these are absolute. All times above are maximums; there are no minimums. Time overruns may be cause for loss of points at the discretion of the judges, but debaters should “not” be stopped while speaking. Debaters may ask that time warnings be indicated by a raised hand by either a judge or timekeeper for the debate.

 Debaters will always be required to debate both affirmative and negative positions at every meet, i.e., in one debate round debater(s) will be affirmative and in the succeeding round, he/she/they will take the negative side.

 Debaters MUST REPORT NO LATER THEN 10 MINUTES before their scheduled round, or face disqualification.

 

Original Oratory (OO):

Ten minute max time, there is no minimum. Memorization is a preferred, though reading is allowed. No reader may finish higher than a student who memorizes his or her speech. Typically, Original Oratory features speeches to persuade.

  

U.S. Extemporaneous Speech (USX):

Seven minutes max time; there is no minimum time.

 

Topic Areas will be provided: (CLICK HERE)

 Competitors REQUIREMENTS: (See Procedural Memo (CLICK HERE)

 On the day of the competition, the competitor must take this card file (tub) to the prep room where questions will be drawn. Upon drawing three questions (at the time and direction of the prep room moderator) from a container the competitor will select one and return the others to the container. The competitor will then have thirty minutes to prepare; the competitor will subsequently be instructed to report to the designated judging room to present his speech.

 Definition: The speaker will answer a question about events current of the past twelve months. Topics must be about United States domestic affairs.

 The general format in developing this type of speech is as follows: Introduction, three major points, and a conclusion. The question must be answered adequately and knowledgeably; failing these, a competitor does not merit high scores.

 Other things a judge should look for: poise, eye contact, good voice inflection, and appropriate gestures and body movement.

 The speech is best-developed using quotes from famous people, allusions to historical events, and reference to a variety of recent sources with dates cited. Sources might include TV newscasts, and newspaper and magazine articles.

 A card file of current events stories drawn from magazines and other such sources is a must for a Nationals oriented team. Teams should begin their collections as soon as possible.

 

A student doing USX may not do FX

 

International Policy Extemporaneous (FX):

The same as USX except drawn subjects will reflect U.S. foreign policy not domestic policy.

 Topic Areas will be provided (CLICK HERE)

Competitors REQUIREMENTS: (See Procedural Memo (CLICK HERE)

A student doing FX may not do USX

 PLEASE NOTE: The USX, FX, COM Prep Room will open 30 min before the Hour so that the Performance Rooms may begin on Time. Those Entrants doing Impromptu can Report 10 min. before the Hour. The Room will close for each Round one hour after it opens

 

Duo Interpretation (DUO):

Two students interpret a major literary work or excerpt(s) thereof. Students may do multiple characters if they so desire, but the two-team members should have roughly equal speaking times.

 Material (single pieces or cuttings) must be drawn from only “one” novel, short story, play, or poem. No touching or direct eye contact between team members is permitted. Competitors must additionally look off stage, e.g., at the audience, during the entire event; these are NFL national rules. Singing, except for a couple of bars as a tiny piece of the presentation, is "not" allowed. Ten minutes is the time max -- no minimum time.

 Memorization is a virtual must, though reading is allowed, no reader may finish higher than a student who memorizes his or her speech; this is an absolute.

 

Dramatic Interpretation (DI):

One student interprets a major literary work or excerpt(s) thereof. The competitor may do multiple characters if they so desire; this is common at the national level.

 This is an individual event. Ten minutes is the max time -- there is no minimum time. Pieces or cuttings must be taken from but “one” dramatic or melodramatic published novel, short story, poem, or play. No costumes or props are allowed. Movement is allowed, but sitting or lying on the floor or outlandish histrionics is discouraged. Singing, except for a couple of bars as a tiny piece of the presentation, is "not" allowed.

Memorization is a virtual must, though reading is allowed, no reader may finish higher than a student who memorizes his or her speech; this is an absolute.

 

Humorous interpretation (HI):

Same as DI except that the basic material must be humorous.

 

 

SUPPLEMENTAL EVENTS (Supps):

Expository Speech (EXPOS):

A speech written by the student to inform, e.g., may delineate a social or economic state of affairs. It must be no more than five minutes max -- no minimum. Memorization is a virtual must, though reading is allowed, no reader may finish higher than a student who memorizes his or her speech; this is an absolute.

 

Extemporaneous Commentary (EXTEMP COM):

The same as USX (See Above for Topic and procedural Links) except the speaker “must” be seated behind a table or desk and imitate a TV news anchor. The time limit is five minutes.

 

Prose Reading (PR):

A competitor will perform a published prose work of his/her choice. Expressiveness is a plus here. Time is five minutes max -- no minimum.

 All competitors must hold a copy of the piece in their hand while performing the event. Memorization is encouraged, but will not be a deciding factor in determining the outcome of the event.

 The Prose piece may be made up of cuttings from the same piece of literature.

 There will be a “Masters” and a “Novice” Division. Any competitor who has ever won or placed in any NFL event in the past MUST enter the “Masters” division only.

 

Poetry Reading (PO):

Competitors perform a published poem or poems. Total Time is five minutes -- no minimum. Emotive expressiveness is a plus.

 All competitors must hold a copy of the piece in their hand while performing the event. Memorization is encouraged, but will not be a deciding factor in determining the outcome of the event.

 There will be a “Masters” and a “Novice” Division. Any competitor who has ever won or placed in any NFL event in the past MUST enter the “Masters” division only.

 

 

CONSOLATION EVENTS (CONS)

 

 Impromptu (IMP):

Students will draw three subjects, choose one, prep for five minutes, and speak for five minutes max -- no minimums. Subjects include proverbs, ordinary things, famous people and the like.

 

Story Telling (ST):

The competitor must retell a single published, printed story, anecdote, tale, myth, or legend without notes or props.

  The maximum time is FIVE minutes there is no minimum time. Introductions must be included in the four minute time period.

  The story must be told extempore, not read. The story may be delivered standing or seated.

  Gestures, pantomime, or characterization may be used with restraint, but the focus must be on the narrative.

  The retelling must be true to the original tale. The contestant may not add material or materially change or alter the content of the story.

  

Judging Parameters

 

1. The delivery of a speech or Interp. is the primary criteria for deciding the winner of an event. Material is of little importance.

2. In a memorization event, someone who reads may be scored but “may not” finish higher than any competitor who has memorized. DI, HI, DUO, OO, EXPOS, DEC are memorization events; ST, IMP, USX, FX, COM are non-reading events.

3. In Prose and Poetry (Any Division), all competitors must hold a copy of the piece in their hand while performing the event. Memorization is encouraged, but is not a deciding factor in determining the outcome of the event. (BINDERS ARE PERMITTED). Memorization is encouraged, but will not be a deciding factor in determining the outcome of the event.

4. Blatant sexuality, violence, or foul language is not allowed – no exceptions.

5. Appropriate gestures, confidence, feeling, enunciation, and interpretive excellence are the prime criteria for all forensic events. 

6. Time limits for non-debate events are important but are discretionary at the instance of the judge. Students who do not push the limits of allowable time do not do well at the National level.

 

Additional Misc. Clarifications for NFL entrants carried forward from the CNMI Regional competition:

 

Debater: YOU MUST REPORT NO LATER THEN 10 MINUTES before Registration or face non-inclusion in the Debate

 The USX, FX, and Com Prep Room will open 30 mins before the Event begins so that the Performance Rooms may begin on Time. Those Entrants doing Impromptu can Report 10 min. before the Event begins. The Room will close for each Round one hour after it opens.

NATIONAL NFL RULES CLARIFICATION: DECLAMATORY SPEECHES MAY NOT BE USED IN: DI, HI, DUO, PROSE, POETRY.

NATIONAL NFL RULES CLARIFICATION: PLAY SCRIPTS MAY NOT BE USED IN PROSE AND POETRY

 

 

ONLINE PUBLICATIONS

 

 

Announcement regarding the use of online published materials for WPR’s NFL / NJFL Regional Competition

In efforts to align WPR policies with those of the National Forensic League and National Junior Forensic League, WPR will hereby allow use of “online” or “PDF” publications, according the rules as set forth by  NFL/ NFJL. If you intend to use an “online” publication, you must conform to the NFL rules. Before you make the decision to use an online source, be sure that you have conformed to ALL NFL rules (stated below)

 

In short, the rules are…

5)      “Online” material must come from an approved website

6)      All downloaded materials must be printed out, exactly as they originally appeared online and must conform to all other NFL / NJFL regulations regarding use of printed materials

7)      On the days of competition(s), the downloaded material must still be available ONLINE at the website from which it was purchased

8)      Material must have been obtained legally and competitors / coaches must be able to verify that material was legally obtained. Violations of regulations regarding legal use will result in penalties for violators.

For more specific information, see the following 2 website and a more thorough explanation of rules below…

http://www.nationalforensicleague.org/aspx/nav.aspx?navid=343&pnavid=243

http://www.nationalforensicleague.org/aspx/nav.aspx?navid=349&pnavid=243

 

4)      “Online” material must come from an approved website

 

The online material MUST COME ONLY FROM ONE OF THE PRE-APPROVED ONLINE SOURCES.

-          The list of approved online sources follows:

-          The following websites are approved as they appeared on June 1, 2012:

-          http://www.theadirondackreview.com

-          http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/xconnect/

-          http://www.contemporaryworldliterature.com

-          http://www.freedrama.net
Disclaimer: The “Mad-Scripts!” material under the Free Drama Education section of the site is not acceptable; however, all other material on the site is acceptable for use.

-          http://frontporchjournal.com/index.asp

-          http://www.inversetheater.org/bromleyplays.html

-          http://www.memorious.org

-          http://www.mushroomcloudpress.com
Note: Information for accessing the compliance website will be included with your Mushroom Cloud Press download.

-          http://www.oscarwildecollection.com
Disclaimer: The PDF documents on this site are not acceptable; however, all other material is acceptable for use.

-          http://www.poetryfoundation.org

-          http://speechgeek.com

-          http://www.storysouth.com

-          http://tclj.toasted-cheese.com/
Disclaimer: Only material listed under the links “literary magazine” and “articles” contain material on the site acceptable for use.

-          In addition, WPR approves the use of materials from http://www.3ppublishing.com. Materials obtained from 3ppublishing.com must also be legally obtained. Proof of legal use is required.

 

5)      All downloaded materials must be printed out, exactly as they originally appeared online and must conform to all other NFL / NJFL regulations regarding use of printed materials

Manuscript items to be printed directly from the screen:

·         The first page in the website (the home page).

·         All other links pages needed to navigate to the literary text selected for competition shall be printed out and the link must be highlighted in the manuscript.

·         All web pages upon which the cutting appears.

Each page must have printed in the header and/or footer:

·         Date the page was printed.

·         Web address.

Only the printed manuscript shall be considered adequate proof of authenticity. In other words, the student or coach must provide printed pages or an identical copy for examination.

The highlighted manuscript submitted for material verification will follow the same rules designated for printed and published material.

 

6)      On the days of competition, the downloaded material must still be available ONLINE at the website from which it was obtained

 

ON the day of the regional competition, (March 14, 15, or 16 for NFL and April 23, 13 for NJFL) downloaded material MUST STILL BE AVAILABLE online, at the website from which it was originally obtained.

 

The website and online version of the digital publication needs to be available for comparison if challenged. Online access is the fundamental responsibility of the District Committee and/or the individual filing the protest. NOTE: If the committee cannot gain online access and the above requirements have been met, the piece is to be considered legal for use.

 

4) Material must have been obtained legally and competitors / coaches must be able to verify that material was legally obtained. Violations of regulations regarding legal use will result in penalties for violators.

 

If the competitor and/or coach claims that the online material is available from one of the approved NFL websites, free of charge, WPR will verify that the material is, indeed, free. At any point during the regional competition, WPR may check the pre-approved website to make sure that the material is freely available.

 

If the competitor and/or coach claims that the online material was purchased, the  coach must provide a printed (ON PAPER) receipt of payment for the purchased material. This receipt must contain the purchaser’s name, information on the identity of the online publisher, and the amount paid for the online published material.

 

If at any point the “downloaded” material is found to not conform to any of the above requirements, the material will not be accepted. Any student who knowingly violates the rules for online publications and/or falsely represents an item as being legally obtained will be banned from ALL regional events and will have any points / placements awarded throughout the NFL / NJFL competition year nullified.

 

 

 

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