The WFCA Handbook contains bylaws, history, category rules, ballots, scholarship information, coaching awards, student congress guides, and tournament documents.
WFCA Handbook 2014-15.pdf
WFCA Category Rules 2014-15.pdf
- The Category Rules document has the same rule sheets that are found in the main handbook. They have been copied into this separate document to make it easy to share the rules with students and judges.
WFCA Judges' Handbook.pdf
The 2014-15 handbook has been updated from last year's edition to include these changes that were implemented at the spring & fall meeting:
Moments in History – This season's time period is 1700-1750.
Special Occasion Speaking –This season's occasions are:
A. A Speech in Honor of a Retiree
B. A Speech of Protest
C. A Public Apology
D. A Speech to Foreign Visitors
Storytelling – This season's topics are:
A. A Story About a Party or Celebration
B. A Story of Justice or Injustice
C. A Story from or about Wisconsin
D. A Story of an Urban Legend
Changes affecting multiple categories:
Duo Interpretation, Farrago, Group Interpretive Reading, Oral Interpretation of Literature, Play Acting, Poetry, Prose, Solo Acting (Humorous and Serious): clarification of published material – "Published material is considered any material publically or commercially available in print, online, audio, or video form."
Farrago, Oral Interpretation of Literature, Poetry, Prose: instead of prohibiting walking, the rule now reads that "Platform movement should be minimal and non-intrusive to the performance"
Duo Interpretation, Farrago, Oral Interpretation of Literature, Play Acting, Solo Acting Humorous, and Solo Acting Serious: the sentence concerning adaptations is changed to the following: "Adaptations, if any, should be minimal, and may be made for the following purposes only: (1) to establish continuity; (2) for gender changes including things such as pronoun changes; or (3) to avoid potentially offensive language. Lines attributed to one character in the literary script may not be attributed to another character during the performance."
Other changes from the Spring & Fall meetings
William Hintz Memorial Award for Coaching Excellence name has been reinstated for the former Founders' Award
Membership late fee eliminated
Smaller changes or language cleanup in the bylaws: Correct/clarify the policy of eliminating entries with highest number of points; Eliminate specific penalties for team cancellations; Replace "tournament manager" with "tournament director"; Clarify that the Hall of Fame Award may be given to a current coach
New WFCA logo! The logo was adopted at the fall meeting.