USE OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (AI)
The use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) such as ChatGPT will be considered a form of plagiarism. Any participants’ use of AI before, during, or after a tournament to generate a speech, MAY result in being ranked last, disqualified, or having their advancement revoked.
USE OF ELECTRONIC LISTENING DEVICES (headphones, iPods, noise-canceling devices, etc) IN EXTEMP AND RADIO PREP
While we do not have a rule on this subject and it’s not addressed in the terms and conditions, by state association adoption this would be prohibited.
USE OF CELL PHONES FOR TIMING IN EXTEMP AND RADIO
While using a traditional stopwatch to time during Extemp and/or Radio Prep is preferred, the use of electronic devices, including cell phones, will be permitted during Prep for the purposes of timing.
Reminder: Any student found to be communicating with anyone outside of the prep room will be subject to disqualification.
No electronic devices, including cell phones, are allowed to leave the prep room in order to avoid distractions in the performance space.
Speakers will be permitted to use their own timing device, including cell phones, to time during their performance.
Regardless of device choice, the speaker will be solely responsible for the proper functioning of their personal timer.
Any stopwatch malfunction or cell phone distraction, such as but not limited to, the phone going off, the student performer getting distracted by a push notification on their screen, the screen/timer blacking out during the performance, etc., are not reasons for protesting the results of the round or to give the student another opportunity to perform.
As per the rules, there will be one timer in the room with the radio speaker to time and display time cards. The timer must use a traditional stopwatch and may NOT use a cell phone to time.
IHSA 2022-23 Speech Season Invitational Calendar
Interested in judging speech? IHSA member schools are always looking for speech judges. Contact your area/local school speech coach for details and information on judging invitational contests.