TTAO New Contest Manager Training

Contest Manager Training Session #1:

DATES/LOCATION: Saturday, October 28, 2023   8:30 a.m. – (est) 10:30 p.m.


801 Caldwell Ranch Blvd

Rosharon, TX 77583

Application link:

To be considered, all applicants must do the following:

1. Go to and read the “TTAO Core Values” and also scroll down to read,  “TTAO’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.”

2. Go to and watch TTAO’s introductory video on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Training

DEADLINE TO APPLY:  TTAO will accept applications until Monday, October 6, 2023. Applicants are encouraged to apply early during the application period. Applicants will be notified by Wednesday, October 16, 2023 if they have been selected.

NOTE:  Please read eligibility requirements carefully.  All participants are encouraged to secure hotel accommodations as soon as possible.  Hotels do fill up quickly.

WORKING SCHEDULE: Participants should plan to arrive on site by 8:00 a.m. and remain throughout the duration of the contest.

This training is for anyone seeking to become a TTAO Certified Contest Manager.

There is no fee for the workshop, however, following the workshop, new Contest Managers will be required to pay a TTAO $50 membership fee online to be added to the list of Contest Managers (unless you are already a member of the organization). New CMs must also complete an online bio to finalize their eligibility.  Questions may be directed to Larry Carpenter at


Q:  Can I miss part of the workshop and still certify?
A:  No. You must attend all parts of the certification workshop to certify. No exceptions.  

Q:  Who is eligible to certify?
A:  Anyone who is or will be a Contest Manager for a UIL One-Act play contest.

Q:  How much does it cost?
A:   There is no fee for the workshop. However, following the workshop, CM will be required to pay a TTAO $50 membership fee online to activate their membership (unless you are already a member of the organization).

Q:  I can’t attend this workshop — are there other opportunities?  
A:  Yes. We generally hold 2-3 certification workshops each year. Check or Facebook for more info.

Q:  If I have questions, whom should I contact?
A:  Larry Carpenter @