2023 IE Regionals
March 26 - April 16, 2023
Regionals will self determine in-person vs online
> IE Regionals Invitation & Details
> DRAFT Schedule
March 31st Pre-bid applications DUE
April 1st Pre-bids announced
April 9th Impromptu theme announced - “Linguistic Contrast”
> Regional Soft-Commitment Numbers
> IE Advancement by Region
> IE Regions Map
> IE Member Schools by Region
Bid Applications & Awards
Special Circumstance Bid Application
Forms for Regional Participants
Public Address Certification
Interp Script Certification
Forms for Regional Directors
Hired Judge Payment Form
Attest to Certification for Hired Judges and Coaches
IE Regionals and State Finals Advancement
Changes to the advancement process for the 2022-2023 season
will be announced/described here.
In August 2018, the Forensic Council adopted a series of changes to the configuration of IE Regions and advancement to IE State Finals based on the recommendation of the IE Committee.
IE State Finals
> The Class A Tournament will have a base number of 24 contestants in every event (except Multiple which is 12), Class BCD Tournament will have a base of 26 contestants (except Multiple which is 12). The base number may increase based on Regional ties & Special Circumstance bids.
> The number of students advancing from Regionals to States will be a proportional percentage of contestants registered for Regionals in each event. For example, if there are 36 Storytellers registered across all BCD Regionals statewide and 5 of them are in Region 8BCD (5/36=13.89% rounded up to 14%), then Region 8BCD will advance 3 contestants to States (4 of the 26 slots at States go to pre-bids, 14% of the 22 remaining slots=3.08 rounded down to 3). The minimum number of contestants who advance from each Region is no longer 4, the minimum is 1.
> The registration deadline for ALL Regionals is the same regardless of when the Regional tournament takes place. There is no longer any flexibility for late adds. Drops do not affect the advancement percentage.
> The IE Regional maps have been re-drawn. The maps also only reflect the schools that participated in 2018 & 2019 and participation may vary from year to year.
Regional placement is based on the physical location of the individual school, not the district office etc.
> Contestants will have the opportunity to apply for a Pre-Bid to the State Tournament based on their invitational season record. Up to 4 Pre-Bids will be awarded statewide in each class (A & BCD) and in each category based on a formula that weights how a contestant placed at their best 3 tournaments. The deadline to apply is before the Regional registration deadline so if an applicant does not receive a prebid they can still register to compete at Regionals.
> The Pre-Bid system replaces the At-Large process. The only type of At-Large applications that will be considered are Special Circumstances (hospitalization, death in the family, graduation/scholarship obligation, weather). The deadline for Special Circumstance applications is 48 hours after Regionals conclude,
> Schools may only enter a maximum of 2 contestants in each category. Contestants who receives Pre-Bids counts as 1 of the 2.