2020 Virtual IE Guidelines
The following events are National Qualifying Events. Please click a link below to learn more!
Technical Event submissions will include a video of the 8-minute project presentation. Students will also submit close up photos of project elements. The "interview" portion of the presentation will be completed with questions the student has to answer upon submission.
Short Films will be submitted via the online portal just like the other National Qualifying IEs.
Title information will not be required until the video submission.
All students must be registered for their respective IE by the October registration deadline. The video submissions will be due by November 7.
Troupes may enter 14 total IE entries this year. You are not held to the 6 acting and 8 technical theater entries. (For example, you can enter 14 Group Musical entries or 8 Solo Musical entries and 6 Lighting Design entries).
Short Film entries do not count towards the above entry limits.
Troupes are not limited to only one (1) event in each category.
See our Individual & Group Events FAQs for additional specific examples.
National Qualifiers: If students achieve the highest scores, Individual and Group events, Playwriting, Musical Composition, Criticism and Short Film are eligible to advance to National Competitions at the International Thespian Festival.