What is Individual Events? IE (aka Forensics) is comprised of twelve distinct events split broadly into two branches - Interpretation categories and Public Address categories. In Interpretation categories, students perform the work of another author. In Public Address categories, students are the authors of the material which they present.
MIFA will be hosting all 2020-21 IE Events on a virtual platform.
Interpretation (Interp) categories include:
Public Address (PA) categories include:
On a 5-year rotating basis, one category from each branch (Interp & Public Address) also will have a "9/10" section, open only to freshmen and sophomores. The rotation is:
2021-22 Sales & Dramatic Interp
2022-23 Impromptu & Story
2023-24 Info & Duo
2024-25 Extemp & Poetry
2025-26 Oratory & Prose
Speech Activities - Relevant portions of our "rule book", SPEECH ACTIVITIES for all MIFA events can be found under the "Resources" tab.
In addition, MIFA presents the Diana Rose Award, recognizing the hard work and sacrifice of coaches of Individual Events in Michigan. Details. Nomination Form.
2020-2021 - Ruth Kay, Detroit Country Day
2018-2019 Douglas Bevier, Walled Lake Western High School
2017-2018 Zoz Compagnari, Avondale High School
2016-2017 Becca Weissman, Avondale High School
2015-2016 Charlie Rinehart, Oakland Univeristy/HFII High School
2014-2015 Sarah Clancy, The International Academy
2013-2014 Phyllis Minor, Flint Powers High School
2021-2022 Season Key MIFA Dates & Forms
NOTE: WHETHER EVENTS ARE IN-PERSON OR ONLINE WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT LEAST 60 DAYS IN ADVANCE
Jan 29, 2022 Punxatourney
Mar 26-Apr 16, 2022 IE Regional Window
- Regional details will be posted on the IE Regionals page
Apr 29 & 30, 2022 IE States @ TBD
- Details will be posted on the IE States page
List of Invitational Tournaments
Directors - Please submit invitation info to the MIFA to be listed on the calendar.
Registration for (most) Invitationals: ie.hirelesmana.com
Traveling to an upcoming tournament? Check out MIFA's pre-arranged hotel blocks and rates.
Travel Questions? Contact Becca Weissman, Business Manager