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Contest Managers


Contest Managers


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.


If you do not have one, Acquire a UTEID and Authorization 


“When do I start?”

For district/zone contests, find out if a planning meeting was held. They are scheduled between August 15th 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 on OAP Handbook - A Guide for Contest Managers

Please send contest information for Bi-District

Bi-District, Area and Region packets may be sent to the State Theatre Office.

For Area and Region there are no planning meetings.


Spring Meet Entry System login for Contest Managers

TTAO Contest Manager Certification Training - See TTAO Website for updates 

Report Technical problems to



NEW  TTAO Web-Based Tabulation System  Available for PC and Mac - If having trouble entering names try refreshing the page or try the tool at this link TTAO.ORG

NEW TTAO Web-Based Tabulation System Instructions - This pdf will provide step by step instructions.


Contest Manager Resources