Interp Script Submission Tips

You may check out these tips and a link to a video to walk you through the process.
How to Scan Scripts

Scanning Original Source Scripts

For typed scripts in MSWord simply “Save As” and select file type “PDF”. Some systems will have the option for .pdf under “print” and select your file type “PDF”.


For scanning original literature source, with a printer/scanner, scan as “Searchable PDF” if available, or “PDF”. Make sure to “add page” so that all pages are in one file. For smaller files, scan in black and white at 300dpi.

If you do scan individual pages, you can join them with this free application:Adolix App to Merge scanned files There are many other applications that would also work.

Once you have scanned your original source, open the PDF file with Adobe Reader (free software). In Adobe Reader, highlight all words used. Where there are added words, use the comment text box to insert added words. You may also use the freehand tool to draw a line to the exact placement.

Remember to use tournament naming convention for your file names.
• For your file name please use: Last name, First name phonenumber-Event
Example: Doe, John 3217893456-Persuasive Script
If you do not use this file naming we will not know who to credit.

Platform Speech Tips

Stoa platform speech rules require: All direct quotations and primary sources must be cited verbally within the body of the speech. Use of another person’s words or ideas without crediting them is plagiarism and is strictly forbidden.
(Stoa Platform Presentation rules #1)

Stoa USA has compiled a page to assist with proper use of citations in platform speeches.
Choose "Submission Forms" and "Platform Speech Citation Helps"

As you do your research, we recommend you immediately set up a free account with to store all your citation information for later use in your Citation Page. You can always delete material you end up not using.

For your Citation Page, use:

Several citation systems exist, you must select one system with an in-text (parenthetical) method of citing sources and includes enough information to find the information in the works cited page.

For assistance with how to insert your citations into your speech, here is a video on verbal citations:

If you still have questions, we are glad to help at