Visual tournament

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A visual tournament is a type of side event which is played by viewing a set of pyramidally-ordered slides or images, rather than by reading a question on the page. Visual tournaments are often focused on visual fine arts like art, film, or architecture, or on trash movies or sports. Their audio counterparts are audio tournaments.

Format

The first visual tournament was the original Eyes That Do Not See, which set the standard format for the medium. The tournament is run as a PowerPoint presentation, or occasionally as a projected PDF. Each tossup begins with a statement of what the question is asking for (e.g. "Identify the artist" or "Name the painting"). The "clues" for each tossup are a set of 6 to 10 slides. Each slide contains an image, such that the first slide contains the hardest image and the last slide the easiest image (imitating a regular pyramidal quizbowl tossup). Slides worth extra points have a different-colored background to indicate that they are worth power; regular slides for 10 points are black and the giveaway slide is green, to indicate the end of the tossup.

List of visual tournaments