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Contest Managers

Statement from TTAO for 2022-23 Contest Year

CONTEST MANAGERS

Both TTAO and UIL have gotten questions from Contest Managers about what special things they might need to do this year about checking rights from publishers. Actually, the Contest Managers duty on this has not changed. According to the Guide for Contest Managers, the director must provide: 

Written permission from the publisher or author (unless the play is in the Public Domain) and 

Written evidence from the publisher or school administration that royalty for each performance has been paid.

The changes this year involve the agreement between publishers and schools/administrations. This should not greatly affect what we do when we check for rights and royalty payments. 

Thanks, we appreciate the great job you do in running OAP Contests,

Craig Hertel
TTAO President

The Function of the Contest Manager- Like an umpire or referee in a sporting event, the Contest Manager serves as the official during a one-act play competition. The function of the Contest Manager is to fully organize the contest, but you are also responsible for administration and enforcement of all League rules at the contest site.

As the manager at any level in the One-Act Play Contest, you represent that level director and executive committee (district or regional) and the League. It is your responsibility to operate the contest in STRICT accordance with League rules and the OAP Handbook.

FIRST THING TO DO!

Review the RULE CHANGES and Updates for 2022-23

Review the GUIDE FOR CONTEST MANAGERS

 

“When do I start?”

For district/zone contests, find out if a planning meeting was held. They are scheduled between mid-August and November 1 of each school year. If the meeting has not been held, it is important that you attend.

Planning meetings for bi-district must be scheduled after State, Region and Area adjudicators are announced and no later than August 10th.

Sample Planning Meeting Agenda Available in the GUIDE FOR CONTEST MANAGERS which is excerpted from the One-Act Play HANDBOOK

Please send contest information for Bi-District

Bi-District, Area and Region packets may be sent to the State Theatre Office at theatre@uiltexas.org

For Area and Region there are no planning meetings

 

Texas Theatre Adjudicators and Officials (TTAO)
CONTEST MANAGER CERTIFICATION Training
See TTAO Website for updates 

Report Technical problems to support@ttao.org

 

TABULATION TOOL from TTAO

TTAO Web-Based Tabulation Tool INSTRUCTIONS

TABULATION Explained Video  (will redirect you to youtube)  ​

CONTEST RESULTS Forms

JUNIOR HIGH

High School ZONE and DISTRICT

High School BI-DISTRICT

High School AREA

High School REGIONAL

For HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT and REGIONAL meets ONLY

YOU MUST also enter results in the SPRING MEET entry system

DEADLINES 2022-2023

For Contest Managers & Meet Officials

Aug 15
First day to contact a single adjudicator or the first member of a panel for District or Zone contests
First day to draw performance order

Aug 31
Deadline to report bi-district information and adjudicators to state office

Nov 3
Deadline to hold director's planning meeting

Nov 6
First day to contact and contract the second and third members of a panel for zone and district contests

Feb 1
Deadline to set up district One-Act Play Meets in the Spring Meet Entry System
Deadline for executing judging contracts
Deadline for Contest Managers to certify online--This must be done annually

Mar 23
Deadline for certifying the results for district and bi-district contests