Covenant Community Please consider joining us N.C.F.C.A. (National Christian Forensics & Communication Association) Georgia Open Speech and Debate Tournament at Covenant College, Lookout Mountain, GA March 9-12, 2011 We Depend on Members of the Community to Provide Feedback to Speakers NCFCA provides tournament opportunities to high school students in order to promote communication skills to equip them to convey ideas to people in all walks of life. NCFCA does not employ professional speech and debate judges. We depend on volunteers from the community to evaluate students’ communication abilities. No experience is necessary. A 30-minute judges’ orientation will be conducted on the tournament days. To serve as a judge, you must be at least 18 years of age. Volunteers may judge for just one round, or may judge more, depending on their schedule. A judges' lounge is provided, and meals will be served. Students travel from across the nation to compete in team policy debate, Lincoln-Douglas value debate, and 10 individual events (speech events). Top competitors from this tournament will advance to the National Championship to be held in June. This season’s Team Policy Resolution deals with a change in the United States Federal Government’s policy toward Russia while the LD Values topic concerns popular sovereignty and individual rights. Speech events include limited preparation events such as Extemporaneous (current events), Impromptu, and Apologetics; Platform speeches such as Original Oratory, Illustrated Oratory, and Persuasive; and Interpretive events such as Dramatic, Humorous , Duo and Thematic interp. Thank you for your consideration. For more information, please visit www.NCFCA.org or contact Teri Pickering at 410.991.0507 To register to judge, please visit www.ncfcajudges.com. Click on GA and choose the GA Open tournament.