AFA Extra Credit and Audience Guidelines



Hello and Welcome to the AFA-NIET tournament. We are excited you have come to take part in this Forensics experience. The following is a list of guidelines for audience members.


  1. Please make sure all cell phones are off, not on vibrate. They can be distracting to a performer.
  2. Topics covered in speeches will cover a variety of topics. Please know that some material is not appropriate for children to experience.
  3. If you must leave during the round, please wait until the speaker has finished. If you are waiting to enter the round, please wait until you hear applause. Never enter a round while someone is speaking.
  4. No eating during a round
  5. If you take notes, sit in the back of the room
  6. No laptops or PDAs allowed please make sure they are shut off and in bag.
  7. Do not read or do homework during a speech
  8. No talking, comments, questions or whispering during a speaker
  9. Do not ask the speaker questions about their speech until the round is completely over.

10. Clap after the speaker is finished even if the judge does not.

11. Remember, this is a competition and the competitors may be

nervous, be polite and friendly.



The following is the schedule of events. Please be a few minutes early to each round you chose to attend. Questions, please feel free to contact Jessica Samens at or 507-389-5302.




8:30 A.M. EXTEMP DRAW (Shellberg Gyn)

9:00 A.M. Round 1 B events (Duo, Extemp,Pers. POI)

10:30 A.M. Round 1 A events (Prose, Imp, Inf)

12:00 Noon Round 2 A events

1:00 2:00 p.m. Lunch (Mav Ave in the Student Union)

2:00 p.m. Extemp Draw

2:30 p.m. Round 2 B events

4:00 p.m. Round 1 C events (ADS, CA. DI, Poet)

5:30 p.m. Round 3 A events

7:00 p.m. Round 2 C events



8:15 a.m. Extemp Draw

8:45 a.m. Round 3 B events

10:15 a.m. Round 3 C events

11:45 1:15 p.m. Lunch (Mav Ave in the Student Union)

1:30 p.m. Quarter Finals A events (Prose, Imp, Inf)

2:45 p.m. Extemp Draw

3:15 p.m. Quarter Finals B events (Extemp, Duo, Pers. POI)

5:00 p.m. Quarter Finals C events (ADS, CA, DI, Poet)

7:30 p.m. Banquet, Kato Entertainment Center



8:00 a.m. Semi Finals A events

9:30 a.m. Extemp Draw

10:00 a.m. Semi Finals B events

11:30 a.m. Semi Finals C events

1:00 p.m. Finals A events

2:30 p.m. Extemp Draw

3:00 p.m. Finals B events

4:30 p.m. Finals C events

7:15 p.m. Awards, Student Union Ballroom