Why do we bother with script submissions?

To Honor God; Protect and Improve Ourselves; Protect and Honor Authors’ Intent; Integrity.

Standardization so everything necessary for an evaluation is present if a question arises.==

Rocky Mt. Stoa has elected to run all Colorado Tournaments with Electronic Script Submission. Besides the above listed reasons, electronic submission reduces the work load of tournament check in and aids in a proper review of scripts, giving competitors a chance to correct and avoid disqualification. NITOC also requires electronic submission. So, here’s how to do it:

Interpretive Electronic Script Submission Check List

Follow all instructions on the Stoa Script Submission Form. Competitor must upload:
• A typewritten copy with added words underlined and
• A scan or screen shot of the original source with the introduction and added words inserted in the appropriate places.
• Signed Script Submission Form

o Note - the goal is to submit two complete copies. One of them is typed. The other is the scanned original with the introduction and added words inserted, creating a second complete script. The highlighted scan will read the same as the typed script.

Each script may be in separate files or one file with both scripts and submission form.
• A series of one page files will not be accepted.
• You may select all your files to upload at once, no need to do one at a time.
Once you upload your file(s) the screen will state: 'Upload Complete - upload another?' - you have successfully submitted your file(s).
No other notice will be sent.

Platform Script Submission Check List

Stoa platform speech rules require: All direct quotations and primary sources must be cited verbally within the body of the speech. Use of another person’s words or ideas without crediting them is plagiarism and is strictly forbidden.
(Stoa Platform Presentation rules #1)

For further guidelines please see the Script Submission Form
http://stoausa.org/speech-event-documents/
Follow all instruction on the Stoa Script Submission Form. Competitor must upload:
• Signed Script Submission Form
• Typewritten Copy of Script with direct quoted words underlined, in-text citations and citation page.

The script may be in a separate file or one file with both script and submission form.
• A series of one page files will not be accepted.
• You may select all your files to upload at once, no need to do one at a time.

Once you upload your file(s) the screen will state: 'Upload Complete - upload another?' - you have successfully submitted your file(s).
No other notice will be sent.

You may download a submission form at the Stoa website and save as a PDF. Open the file and select, “Fill and Sign”. You may then type into the form and save with your filename.pdf. No printing and scanning necessary.

Tips for Scanning Documents

For typed scripts in MSWord simply “Save As” and select file type “PDF”.
Remember to use tournament naming convention for your file names.
USING THE FOLLOWING METHOD, YOU CAN MAKE CHANGES TO SCRIPTS WITHOUT HAVING TO RE-SCAN.

For scanning original literature source, with a printer/scanner, scan as “Searchable PDF” if available, or “PDF”. Make sure to “add page” so that all pages are in one file. For smaller files, scan in black and white at 300dpi.

If you do scan individual pages, you can join them with this free application: http://www.adolix.com/split-merge-pdf There are many other applications that would also work.

Open the PDF file with Adobe Reader (free software). In Adobe Reader, highlight all words used. Where there are added words, use the comment text box to insert added words. You may also use the freehand tool to draw a line to the exact placement.

For a video to walk you through the process: How to scan scripts