2019-2020 CHANGES TO THE IHSSA CONSTITUTION

 

  1. Article V, General Contest Provisions

Page 19; Section 11, Lighting

The performance school will have the option to darken

the room, prior the performance, to view digital visual projections.

 

  1. Article VIII, Public Address

Page 25; Casebook Question 3

Q: Must Public Address material be drawn from presented orations or may

other sources be used?

A: Public Address may be drawn from a presented oration, or any

other publicly performed piece (which could include an online media

platform, a poem, prose, or a typical or traditional address).

 

  1. Article X, Solo Musical Theatre

 Page 28; Section 4, Clause 4

Change: Clause 4 Bold the sentence, “The student will NOT give the

introduction.”

 

  1.  Article X, Solo Musical Theatre

Page 29; Casebook Question 18

Q: Must the introduction come first? A. Yes, the introduction MUST come

first. The Room Chair will read the musical title, author and song title as

listed on the comment sheet. The student will NOT give the introduction.”

Change: Capitalize ‘not’ on the following sentence: “The student will

NOT give the introduction.”

 

  1. Article XI, Poetry; XII, Prose; XIII, Literary Program

Pages 30, 32; Casebook Question 1

Q: To what degree may bodily action be used?

A: “…However, participants are reminded that this an interpretive

category, not an acting category.”

Change: Remove bold writing: “…However, participants are reminded

that this is an interpretive category, not an acting category.”

 

  1. Article XI, Poetry; XII, Prose; XIII, Literary Program

Pages 30, 33; Casebook Question 7 (Poetry/Prose) and 8 (LP)

Q: Must gestures be incorporated in PR/PO/LP?

A. No. Movement and gestures are allowed,

but not required. Absence or presence of gestures and/or movement

should not invite a lower rating.”

Change; The LP wording now matches PO/PR:

 

 

  1. Article XI, Poetry; XII, Prose; XIII, Literary Program

Pages 30, 33; Casebook Question 10 (Poetry/Prose), 11 (LP)

Amend Casebook Question 10 for Poetry/Prose and Casebook

Question 11 for LP to include “If using a book or notebook, it must have a

plain cover.”

 

  1. Article XI, Poetry; XII, Prose; XIII, Literary Program

Page 30, 33; Casebook Question 12 (Prose/Poetry), 13 (Lit Program)

Remove the second sentence. “An Oratorical step could be …..”

 

  1. Article XIV, Original Oratory

Page. 34; Add Casebook Question

Q: May oratory be a personal account?

A: Yes, and the speaker should assimilate the idea to the   audience through support and/or development of a universal theme.

 

  1. Article XVI, Radio News Announcing

Page 37; Section 5, Clauses 2 and 4

Change Clause 4 to say “At 5 minutes, the timer will say STOP.

The speaker must stop at once or be subject to disqualification.”

Changes casebook question #8

 

  1. Article XVIII, Storytelling

Page 41; Sections 2 and 4; Casebook Questions 4, 6 and 9

 

Change: Section 2: The speaker must indicate….Change “must” to “may. The speaker may indicate the story title and author as a part of the presentation.

ADD” However, the Room Chair must give the student’s name, title and author.

Change: Section 4 Clause 1: The storyteller must sit on a stool after Room Chair announces the student’s name, title, and author or after the student optional stated introduction. The stool may not be used as a prop. Host school will provide

Change: Section 4 Clause 2:: The contestant must be announced by name, title, author by the Room Chair.

CB #4:

Q: Is it permissible for a student to preface Storytelling with an introduction to

establish the desired atmosphere with a regard to the age of the audience?  

A:  Yes.

 

CB #6:

Q:  May a student give the introduction sitting on a stool?

A:  If an introduction is used, it may be given on the stool or

standing.

 

Change CB #9: Q: If the author of the story is anonymous/unknown, must the student announce this?

Change “student” to “Room Chair”.

 

Add CB #10  Q: Does the student have to give an introduction?

 A: No. The student may if they choose

 

  1. Article XX, Reviewing

 Page 44; Casebook Question 8

Q: May actual clips from a movie, drama work, and/or made for television

movie be shown?

A.     Yes.

Change: Remove “as long as copyright permission is obtained.”

 

  1. Article XXI, After Dinner Speaking

NE Page 45; Section 2

Replace the words “dinner party” in the first sentence with “audience”. 

 

  1. Article XXI, After Dinner Speaking

Page 45; Section 2

Current last sentence reads, “this is a speaking area not an acting area.”

Change: Cut this last sentence.

 

  1. Article XXI, After Dinner Speaking

 Page 45; Add Casebook Question

Q:  “What types of special occasion speeches would fit this category?

A.     Examples could include: tributes, eulogies, commencements, etc.

 

  1. Article XXIII, Readers Theatre

Page 50; Casebook Question 4

Question: “May performers leave the room?

Change: Remove “and return during the reading period?”

 

  1. Article, XXIV, Ensemble Acting

Page 52; Add Casebook Question        

Q:  May performers have contact with each other?

A:  Yes.  A performer may have contact with another performer including

touching their hair or clothing, as, long as hair accessories or clothing is not

removed or used as a prop.

 

  1. Article XXV, Choral Reading

 Page 54; Add Casebook Question

Q: May performers leave the room?

Answer: No.

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  1. Article XXV, Choral Reading

Page 54; Add Casebook Question

Q: Does the script need to be identifiable?

A: Yes.

 

  1. Article XXVI, Group Mime; XXVII Solo Mime

Page 55-56, 57-58; Section 4, Clause 6 (GM), Clause 4 (SM)

Change:  Costuming may not be used, but performers may dress

uniformly in a manner that does not suggest characterization, limit movement, or

detract from the effectiveness of the performance.

Casebook Questions 5 in GM and Casebook Question in 6 in SM will now use

the word apparel and not costuming

 

  1. Article XXVIII, Television Newscasting

Page 59; Section 4, Clause 8

Change:  Remove “the host school will provide speakers” and include

that “it is the responsibility of the performers to provide speakers”.  

 

  1. Article XXXI, Radio Broadcasting

Page 65; Section 2, Clause 2

Change “must” to “may” in the context of

including a special feature for radio Broadcasting.

 

  1. Article XXXI, Radio Broadcasting

Page 65; Section 3, Clause 4

Change:  Remove “the host school will provide speakers” and include

that “it is the responsibility of the performers to provide speakers”.

 

  1. Article XXXII, Short Film

Page 66; Section 4, Clause 2

Change:  Remove “the host school will provide speakers” and include

that “it is the responsibility of the performers to provide speakers”.

 

DEBATE

 

  1. Article XXXV, Policy Debate

SE, Page 69; Section 4, Clause 6

Proposed Change:  Cut the line “if fewer than 20 students” and insert “3 schools

must be in the division to qualify for sweepstakes points.”      

 

  1. Article XXXVI, Lincoln-Douglas Debate

SE, Page 72; Section 4; Clause 6

Proposed Change:  Cut the line “if fewer than 20 students” and insert “3 schools

must be in the division to qualify for sweepstakes points.”

Motion: Kim Carlson Second: Robin Crow  Aye: 12      Nay: 0

 

  1. Article XXXVII, Student Congress

SE, Page 74; Section 10, Clause 4

Proposed Change: Cut “Authorship speeches…cannot be amended.” Insert “All

speeches are limited to three minutes.  The authorship speeches and First

Negative Speech are followed by two minutes of Cross Examination.  All other

speeches are followed by one minute of cross-examination, which cannot be

amended.

           

  1. Article XXXVIII, Public Forum

SE, Page 78; Clause 7

Proposed Change:  Cut the line “if fewer than 20 students” and insert “3 schools

must be in the division to qualify for sweepstakes points.”