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.
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.
2021-2022 - Danielle Tier, Bloomfield Hills High School
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 University/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
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Send details HERE so we can put it on THE calendar!
Traveling to an upcoming tournament? Check out MIFA's pre-arranged hotel blocks and rates.
Travel Questions? Contact Becca Weissman, Business Manager