Awards

  • Plaques will be presented to the Superior top 10% contestants in each event, or the top speaker in each House of Congress. Certificates of Excellence will be awarded to the next 20%, or to the second speaker in each House of Congress. Notations of Good Performance will be given to the next 20%, with the exception of Congress, which has a Top Presiding Officer award in each house. In individual events, decisions will be based on cumulative rankings and then cumulative ratings. In Student Congress, Superior and Excellence awards will be based on cumulative rankings and ratings.
  • The Charles T. Battin Award will be presented to the top open division all-around competitor in the tournament.
  • School sweepstakes awards will be presented to the top 10% of schools based on the following formula:
  Team Debate L-D Debate Congress Individual Events
Superior* 10 pts 8 pts 6 pts 5 pts
Excellent 8 pts 6 pts 5 pts 4 pts
Good 6 pts 4 pts n/a 3 pts
Participation 3 pts 2 pts 1 pt 1 pt

* Includes Top Presiding Officer Award in Student Congress

This is not an open tab room tournament.