Students who have qualified in Duo have the following two options for participation in the 2020 National Tournament.
Option 1: Students can opt to remain in Duo Interp and record a split screen video of their performance to be judged.
This recording must be submitted through the NSDA’s Duo Submission Form by Wednesday, June 10
. Recording files must be no longer than 10 minutes and 30 seconds in length and no larger than 250 MB. MP4, MOV, WEBM, 3GPP, 3GPP2, FLV, WMV, and MPEG files will be accepted. Unlike other events, videos for Duo (and only Duo)
can be recorded on the platform of students’ choice. Note: meeting platforms such as Zoom have proven to have the capability to create the side by side split screens and video file necessary for submission.
However, each partner MUST
record their portion of the Duo from a different room (via a separate window) than their partner. This rule also applies to Duos who share the same residence. Submissions may not be edited using any software; all submissions must be non-stop footage of the entire performance. The cameras being used must remain stationary throughout the entire performance, and no zooming or panning is permitted. No green screens, virtual backdrops, on-screen text, or professional equipment may be used. Our staff will move recordings into the same National Tournament competition platform as all other speech events to be adjudicated. Watch a sample split screen Duo here
Option 2: Students who qualified in Duo Interpretation may choose to drop the Duo entry and one or both may participate in a solo speech event of their choice (HI, DI, POI, USX, IX, OO, or Info) as an alternative. Registration, including payment, is still due Friday, May 15. If your selection in Duo changes your judge obligation and/or script selection, that information is due May 22. Remember, scripts may be changed through Sunday, June 14. Once a Duo team has chosen to move to solo events, that decision cannot be rescinded.
Coaches must report their team’s final choice between Duo and solo events here
by May 22.