Why do we bother with script submissions?

  • To honor God
  • To protect and improve ourselves
  • To protect and honor the authors’ intent
  • To ensure integrity

Standardization of scripts is necessary for clear evaluation of a script if a question arises.

Rocky Mt. Stoa has elected to run all Colorado Tournaments with Electronic Script Submission. Electronic submission reduces the work load of tournament check-in and aids in a proper review of scripts, giving competitors a chance to make corrections and avoid disqualification. NITOC also requires electronic submission this year. So, here’s how to do it:

For a video to walk you through the process, go to this link:
Script Submission Video

Tips for Scanning Documents

For typed scripts in MSWord simply “Save As” and select file type “PDF”.
Remember to use tournament naming convention for your file names.

USE FOLLOWING METHOD TO CAN MAKE CHANGES TO SCRIPTS WITHOUT RE-SCANNING.
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: http://www.adolix.com/split-merge-pdf There are many other applications that would also work.
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.

Interpretive Electronic Script Submission Check List

Follow all instructions on the Stoa Script Submission Form. The competitor must upload:


  • A typewritten copy with added words underlined

  • A scan or screen shot of the original source with the introduction and added words inserted in the appropriate places.

  • Completed and Signed Script Submission Form

Each script may be in separate files or one file with both scripts and submission form. A series of one page files will not be accepted. You may select all your files to upload at once, no need to do one at a time. Once you upload your file(s) the screen will state: 'Upload Complete - upload another?' - you have successfully submitted your file(s). No other notice will be sent.

Platform Script Submission Check List

Follow all instruction on the Stoa Script Submission Form. Competitor must upload:


  • Completed and Signed Script Submission Form

  • Typewritten Copy of Script with direct quoted words underlined, in-text citations and citation page.

The script may be in a separate file or one file with both script and submission form. A series of one page files will not be accepted. You may select all your files to upload at once, no need to do one at a time. Once you upload your file(s) the screen will state: 'Upload Complete - upload another?' - you have successfully submitted your file(s). No other notice will be sent.

You may download a submission form at the Stoa website and save as a PDF. Open the file and select, “Fill and Sign”. You may then type into the form and save with your filename.pdf. No printing and scanning necessary.