Proposed amendment:


10. Novice sweepstakes: CEDA will award novice sweepstakes
trophies to the top three programs earning the most points in the novice
division but not earning enough points to be included in the Top 10 Overall
Sweepstakes Awards. Schools will receive points for all teams entered in the
novice division. Otherwise, points for novice sweepstakes will be awarded
following the guidelines for general sweepstakes. In the event that the junior
varsity and novice divisions are collapsed, points will be awarded to teams
that debate in novice breakout elimination rounds.


Rationale: The purpose of this award is to incentive novice
debate participation and recognize the work done by programs that invest in
novice debate.