Script Submission will be done electronically by the deadline and is MANDATORY. No hard copy scripts will be reviewed or accepted onsite at the tournament. The purpose of script submission is to ensure adherence to event rules and to honor God.

Script Submission Opens: Monday, February 1st @12:00pm (MST)

Script Submission Closes: Friday, February 12th @11:00pm (MST)

ALL scripts MUST be submitted electronically by the deadline. Your reviewer will be in touch with you over Email (beginning February 6th) to communicate any corrections that need to be made and to send you your approval. Please commit to checking your Email regularly once your submission is complete because you will only have 24 hours to make your necessary corrections and resubmit your script for approval.

WARNING

Scripts submitted electronically after the February 12 deadline will incur a $20 late fee per script. The late fee will be automatically billed to your account and will need to be paid prior to the start of competition. Late scripts are risky because they give the competitor less time to make necessary corrections. All scripts must be approved by Script Submission staff by February 16. Scripts not in compliance by this date will be dropped from that event with no refund.

WHO: Competitors who are entered in all Interpretive, Platform, and Wild Card Speeches
Interpretive Speeches: Dramatic, Duo, Humorous, Open
Platform Speeches: Expository, Original Oratory, Persuasive
Wild Card Speech: Oratory Analysis

SIX Steps to Receiving a Speedy Approval:

1. Watch this TUTORIAL (even if you've watched it in the past. The refresher will help you do things right the first time and will save all of us loads of time!).

2. READ THE RULES for your speech event HERE (under the RULES tab).

3. READ THE SCRIPT PREP INSTRUCTIONS & OBTAIN FORMS HERE (under the SUBMISSION FORMS tab).

4. PREPARE your SCRIPT SUBMISSION FORM with your parent or coach. Include initials and signatures.

5. COMBINE each speech into a single file in PDF format only. Scan into a single file or use a file joiner such as:

PDF FILE JOINERS

PDFsam Which downloads free to your computer
PDFmerge Which allows you to merge via the website
To make PDF's of printed docs with your phone, search your app store for "PDF Scanner App"

6. SUBMIT YOUR LATE SCRIPT(S) HERE

HELP:

STOA PUBLICATION GUIDELINES
CITATIONS HELP PAGE for PLATFORMS
QUESTIONS? StoaScriptsCo@gmail.com