The docket for the Congressional Debate tournament at Wharton High School on September 8 is now available.
Registration for this tournament closes on Tuesday, September 4, at 9:00 PM. Chamber assignments, calendars, and seating charts will be available on September 5. It is therefore to your advantage to begin your research NOW.
Good luck and happy researching!
We require legislation to be submitted in Microsoft Word format. This is because we need to be able to edit the legislation before publication (thus, no PDF) and because we use a script to automate assembly of the docket that was designed to work with Word documents. (Additionally, Word is available not just for PCs and Macs, but for Linux boxes, Chromebooks, and tablets through Office Online and assorted apps.)
For whatever reason, you may not have Word. In the past, that might have been a problem, but now you can edit our templates in any modern word processor of your choice, including Google Docs. However, you still have to save the finished product in Microsoft Word (.docx) format. To do this, look in the following places on your word processor:
- Check the File menu for an Export, Download As, or Save As command with a Word format option.
- If there isn’t a Save As with a Word option, try it anyway. There may be a choice of file formats in the save dialog box.
- In Pages for iCloud, click the wrench icon, then click Download a Copy; Word will be one of the format options in the dialog box that appears.
- If all else fails, transfer your work to Google Docs, and use File > Download as > Microsoft Word (.docx). Then consider using Google Docs instead of whatever you were using, because it’s amazing.
Good luck and happy drafting!
The Congress Manual has been updated to Revision 18.08.2 to clarify that “adopting” a supplemental item is the exclusive relief for non-submission or late submission of legislation due to extenuating circumstances. There are no other changes from Revision 18.08.1.
The Congress Manual has been updated to Revision 18.08.1 to add the rules for “adopting” supplemental legislation (new § 19(f)). There are no other changes from Revision 18.08.
FGCCFL now requires all schools with Congress entries to supply at least one satisfactory piece of legislation. To ease the transition into this requirement, the Congress Coordinator will allow schools without satisfactory legislation to “adopt” a supplemental item (published in the docket) as an alternative to dropping their Congress entries. You can
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Revision 18.08 of the FGCCFL Student Congress Manual is now available. This revision was published on August 8, 2018, and will be in effect at the FGCCFL All Events tournament on September 22.
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