2023 IE Regionals
All Regionals will be running in-person on Sat April 15, 2023
> IE Regionals - Common Invitation & Details
> Regional Sites & Contacts
Timeline / Deadlines for ALL Regionals
Mar 26, 2023 Pre-bid calculations by IEC & MIFA staff
Mar 27, 2023 Pre-bids announced
Mar 27, 2023 Registration opens on tabroom.com
Mar 29, 2023 DEADLINE to Decline a Pre-Bid Award
Mar 31, 2023 Registration DEADLINE
Apr 1, 2023 Change Fee Schedule in effect
Apr 3, 2023 Advancement #s from Regions announced
Apr 15, 2023 All Regional Tournaments - statewide
Apr 17, 2023 Special Circumstances Bid - application DEADLINE
> IE Advancement by Region
> IE Regions Map
> IE Member Schools by Region
Limited Prep Themes
Duo Commentary: "Once in a Lifetime"
for example "Chickenpox"
Impromptu: "Alliterative Advisors"
"Happiness is the richest thing we will ever own." - Donald Duck
Bid Applications & Awards
Pre-Bids are automatically awarded. Applications are NOT needed. Calculation Spreadsheet
Special Circumstance Bid Application
Forms for Regional Participants
> Interpretation Events Certification Form
> Public Address Events Certification Form
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.
> Pre-bids are now automatically calculated/awarded. You do not need to apply.
> Base advancement for Class BCD is now the same as Class A at 24 contestants in every event.
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 24 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 invitational season results will be used to calculate Pre-Bids to the State Tournament based on their invitational season record. Up to 3 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. There is NO NEED to apply. Pre-bids are now automatically calculated by the IEC/staff.
> 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.