Grand Tournament 2018 – Round Progression *Subject to Change*

By Writing Knights Press

After some consideration, the Writing Knights staff has come to a decision on the competition format. To streamline the formerly complicated round set up, we have developed a new format.

Round One: 2 minute Stage Round
– Maximum entrants 60 divided between 2 Venues.

Round Two: 3 minute Stage Round
– Maximum entrants 40 divided between 2 Venues.

Round Three: 4 minute Stage Round
– Maximum entrants 30 divided between 2 venues.

Final Round: Page Round
– The top scorers from the previous Stage rounds will have their 5 minute manuscripts read by the Page Judges and incorporated into their finals score.

Final Round: 5 minute Stage Round
– Maximum entrants 12 or 15 depending on how many categories are represented.
– Each category represented will have at least 3 entrants.
– If 4 or 5 categories are represented there will be 3 entrants per category.
– If 3 categories are represented there will be 4 entrants per category.
– If 2 categories are represented there will be 6 entrants per category.
– If only one category is represented there will be 12 entrants in the category.

Scoring is cumulative and by the organizers’ proprietary rubric. Scoring updates will be provided online.

Source:: Writing Knights Press