One of the more enjoyable tasks of my publishing cycle is choosing a picture for the covers of the Monument Publishing Sourcebooks. Allow me to introduce to you the debate pictures—each with a little story of its own—and a request to help me find another picture.
I publish two sourcebooks for team-policy debate, one for each league. The NCFCA edition had quite the story to it. I chose the cover after Stefanie Klaves (one of those pictured) submitted the picture in May. Low and behold, these same two teams wound up in the final round at Nationals last week. It was as if I rigged the tournament!
The Stoa edition cover was chosen after NITOC, Stoa’s national tournament, in May. The picture was taken by the Stoa parent Frank Tang. The back of the book explains:
The Stoa Red Book was an easy choice. Frank Tang allowed me to use the picture of the NITOC Champion, Joseph Abell. The back cover reads,
The NCFCA Red Book took a little more to dig for. I didn’t take this picture, but I judged the last preliminary round of Matt Rosa. I gave him the win and was quite impressed with his debating. I asked him for a picture and he sent this one.
Wanted: An Extemp Picture
I’ll publish another post for speech sourcebooks as soon as I select a cover for Gold Book. This is my sourcebook dedicated to mastering current events, particularly for extempers. Do you have a photo? Contact me with your submission. Options include:
- Giving an extemp speech for judges.
- Preparing for an extemp speech in the proctor room.
- Accepting a top award for extemp.
- A large picture of a proctor room.
Note: The picture needs permission from (1) the photographer and (2) the student noted in the picture. Please send me your photos. I appreciate it!