Big Questions Application BQ Application 2023 Name* First Last Email* Phone*School Name* State*AlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDistrict of ColumbiaDelawareFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyomingOtherOther* Is this your first time ever applying to hold a Big Questions event?* Yes No Please provide a mailing address for a check to be sent if your application is accepted.* Street Address Address Line 2 City AlabamaAlaskaAmerican SamoaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareDistrict of ColumbiaFloridaGeorgiaGuamHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaNorthern Mariana IslandsOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaPuerto RicoRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahU.S. Virgin IslandsVermontVirginiaWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyomingArmed Forces AmericasArmed Forces EuropeArmed Forces Pacific State ZIP Code What organization would you like the check made out to? We CANNOT make checks out to individuals. Please note that due to the demand for the Big Questions Grant, applicants affiliated with the school's speech and debate program will be given preference.*Ex: NSDA HS Speech and Debate Does your school have a National Speech and Debate Association membership for the 23-24 school year?*--select one--Yes, we are a member high schoolYes, we are a member middle schoolNo, we are not a memberBig Questions Event Details** Please note that all Big Questions events must take place between August 8 - May 30, 2024. All reporting must be submitted to NSDA NO LATER THAN June 1, 2024 in order to receive funds. **What is the tentative start date of this event?*Can be tentativeMonth123456789101112Day12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031Year202420232022202120202019201820172016201520142013201220112010200920082007200620052004200320022001200019991998199719961995199419931992199119901989198819871986198519841983198219811980197919781977197619751974197319721971197019691968196719661965196419631962196119601959195819571956195519541953195219511950194919481947194619451944194319421941194019391938193719361935193419331932193119301929192819271926192519241923192219211920What is the tentative end date of this event?*Can be tentativeMonth123456789101112Day12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031Year202420232022202120202019201820172016201520142013201220112010200920082007200620052004200320022001200019991998199719961995199419931992199119901989198819871986198519841983198219811980197919781977197619751974197319721971197019691968196719661965196419631962196119601959195819571956195519541953195219511950194919481947194619451944194319421941194019391938193719361935193419331932193119301929192819271926192519241923192219211920In what format do you plan to host your event?*In-personOnlineHybrid (In-person and Online)Participation and LogisticsAfter all reporting materials are returned to NSDA, a check will be mailed to the address you provided above. To be eligible for payment, participating students must complete 3 rounds each, with a minimum of 10 students participating in the event. The amount awarded will be calculated based on the number of students that participate in your event but please note that we will not be able to provide a grant amount that exceeds the numbers you project in this application. The formula to be used is: Grant Amount = $50 + (# of Students * $15) NOTE: Due to the demand for the Big Questions grant, only NSDA member schools will be eligible to receive funding. If you are currently a non-member school, you can apply part of your Big Questions grant to cover the cost of membership! No institution may earn more than $2,000 during the 2023-2024 school year.How many students do you expect to compete in this event?*Please enter a number from 1 to 1000.How many schools will participate in your event?* 1-2 schools 3+ schools Will any other speech and debate events run concurrently with Big Questions?** Yes No On a scale of 1-5 (with 1 being high), please estimate your student participants’ current level of comfort with debating this year's BQ topicPlease enter a number from 1 to 5.On a scale of 1-5 (with 1 being high), please estimate your student participants’ current level of knowledge about this year's BQ topicPlease enter a number from 1 to 5.On a scale of 1-5 (with 1 being high), please estimate your student participants’ current level of open mindedness related to this year's BQ topic.Please enter a number from 1 to 5.Trophy Shop and Certificate InfoSpeech and debate coaches can utilize the National Speech & Debate Association’s Trophy and Awards Shop for their local and district tournaments, team banquets, and school awards. We have thousands of trophies, medals, and plaques to choose from in the online store. Additionally, schools and coaches can create customized awards by working directly with our Trophy Shop Manager, Chad Wagner. A downloadable certificate for Big Questions participation is available here: https://www.speechanddebate.org/big-questions-certificate-of-achievement-template/ Grant RequirementsI understand that a minimum of 10 students must participate in the event.*A partnership counts as 2 students. Yes I understand that each student must compete in a minimum of 3 rounds.* Yes I understand that, if my application is approved, the financial award I receive will not be more than the participation numbers I projected in this application.* Yes I understand that I must ask all student competitors, judges, and audience members to complete a brief online survey after the event.* Yes I understand that I must submit the completed reporting form within one week of my event and NO LATER THAN June 1st, 2024* Yes How did you hear about Big Questions and this funding opportunity?* Newsletter Website Tabroom.com Other Please share any additional information you would like to be considered.You're Almost Done!Please be sure to press the "Submit" button in the bottom right corner and you will be redirected to a confirmation page. If you have any questions or experience errors in the submission process, please email email@example.com or call the NSDA office at 920-748-6206. We will get back to you within 2 weeks to update you on the status of your application. You are more than welcome to host your BQ event either way, but please note that grant funding will only be available to approved applications. Thank you for applying!