As we get closer to the end of February, I wanted to remind folks that of the At-Large Bid Application process for the NPTE.
As stated in the NPTE Bylaws, teams with 12 points from a school that hasn’t yet received a first or second round bid, teams with 18 points from a school that had earned a first or second round bid.
If the tournament does not have 64 teams that have accepted bids, any team with at least 12 points may submit a request for an At-Large bid to the NPTE.
Detailed information about the process can be found in our bylaws here: https://www.nptedebate.org/rules#article-ii-section-4
At-Large applications may also include requests for use of half-points. Information on half-points is also located in the link above.
At-Large bid applications are due to the NPTE president by March 12. Please email Kathryn at email@example.com with your bid requests.
Applications must include:
- First and last names of the debaters
- All of their former partners during the current year
- Half-point requests
- Academic eligibility forms
These forms can be found here:
Let me know if you have any questions!