Individual Events highlights a variety of twelve public address and interpretation events. Invitational tournaments and league activities provide opportunities for a student to participate at all levels of difficulty.
High school participants compete in a bi-level elimination series which includes a regional and state final tournament in each event. The MIFA State Final Tournament determines a state champion in each event, and honors the top schools in three school classes.
MIFA also sponsors a statewide original interpretation tournament.
Students may participate in broadcasting, drama interpretation, duo interpretation, extemporaneous speaking, impromptu speaking, informative speaking, multiple interpretation, oratory, poetry interpretation, prose interpretation, sales speaking, or storytelling. Each year, for senior high schools, one of the public address events and one of the interpretation events will be exclusively for ninth and tenth grade students. Another competition in these same events will be "open" for competitors at all grade levels; thus, there will be two competitions in these categories. SPEECH ACTIVITIES for all MIFA events can be found under the "About Us" tab. That is what serves as a rule book for the activity.
In 2013, The State IE Tournament will be held at Oakland University. Results of the 2012 tournament are here. Check the details in the calendar. For more specific information, click on any of the subjects below.