Contest Workshops

District 72 Monthly Training Programme
Contests August – October
District – Zoom sessions

August 6 Thursday 7:00-9:00pm Theory Of Judging 
What is judging, Judges ethics, What to actually look for and the Judges briefing.
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUkde-rqjorGtbQ6mKcYju1n2QdGqfU90De

August 8 Saturday 10:30-12:30pm Theory Of Judging 
What is judging, Judges ethics, What to actually look for and the Judges briefing.

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZItfuysrj4vGtAvK5fwSAGPxVX5u6yhZ_B2

August 30 Sunday 10:30-12:30pm Judging Practice (pre-requisite - Theory of Judging)
International Contest (You Tube), Judges debrief.

September 1 Tuesday 7:00-9:00pm Planning and running your contest 
The roles needed for the contest, Contest documentation, Contestant eligibility and Contestants' briefing

 

September 12 Saturday 3:00-5:00pm Sample contest Scenarios
Ballot counter sheet, Timer sheet, Putting it together, Functionary roles paper work, Protests, Notification of winner and Tie-breaker judge form

October 1 Thursday 7:00-9:00pm The Speech
The criteria - what the judges are looking for, Props and presentation, Prepare and practice

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August
Practice judging opportunity – suggested 2 speeches presented, judges debrief and discuss to follow

September
Prepare for your contest – encourage clubs to plan and prepare together and share resources, plan the Area Contest

October
Practice opportunities for preparing and practicing speeches – have experienced people to provide support, encouragement and feedback.  Also opportunity for judges to practice again

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November 3 Tuesday 7.00 – 9.00 pm What makes a successful evaluation
Pathways evaluation, What to look for

January 16 Saturday 2:00–4:00pm Preparing your evaluation
Sample Speech, Work together to prepare your evaluation, Present evaluation

February 4 Thursday 7:00–9:00pm The other evaluations
Evaluate Table Topics, Evaluate the Language and Evaluate the Meeting