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2020 OSAA Convention

February 6, 2020 @ 8:00 am - February 9, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Oklahoma State Auctioneers Association Annual Convention!!
Networking with some of the top professionals in the business!.  Learn new ways to grow your business!

Location: 741 N Phillips Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73104

Enter the Annual Convention Contests!  Show your skills!!

Contests have a $0 Entry Fee.  In order to enter you must have a current paid membership with OSAA and have registered for convention.
Junior  (16 & Under), Rookie, Ringman, and Pro
Champion of Champion (Previous Champion of the Pro Bid Calling Contest)
Marketing Competitions for: Social Media, Online Media, Digital Media, Print Media

Speaker Spotlight!

T. Kyle Swicegood, CAI, BAS, GPPA, CCIM

T. Kyle Swicegood understands the importance of continuing education. A seasoned real estate broker, he has continued to increase his knowledge in real estate through postgraduate studies through the Commercial Real Estate Institute located in Chicago, IL, receiving the designation Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) in June of 2000. In October of 2005 he was awarded the ALC, Accredited Land Consultant designation in San Francisco, CA. In 2013, Swicegood received the prestigious designation of Certified Auctioneer Institute, (CAI) at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. CAI designees pride themselves on being a part of an extraordinary network of professional Auctioneers who possess the knowledge and skills needed to provide their clients with outstanding services. The CAI designation communicates to attorneys, trust officers, government officials, accountants and others affiliated with the auction industry that the CAI Auctioneer is committed to continuing education and is dedicated to professionalism and excellence in the auction profession.

Swicegood is also a Graduate Personal Property Appraiser (GPPA), as designated by the National Auctioneers Association. The National Auctioneers Association created the Graduate Personal Property Appraiser (GPPA) professional designation to provide Auctioneers with custom education that enhances their appraisal skills and knowledge. The GPPA program teaches students the responsibilities of being an appraiser and provides them advanced training in Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) guidelines.

Swicegood shifted his business model in 2008 when he decided to attend Reppert School of Auctioneering. Being a first-generation auctioneer, he understands what it takes to begin an auction business from scratch.

Kyle has served on various civic positions. More pointedly, he is past President of the Davie County Board of Realtors in 1995. He is a past president of the Rotary Club of Mocksville, a member of the Winston Salem Regional Association of Realtors, the CCIM Institute, Realtor Land Institute and the National Auctioneers Association. He also serves on the Salem Pregnancy Board of Directors. Kyle is well-versed in commercial, residential and land brokerage real estate. His closing resume boast assets like office buildings in Raleigh, NC, beachfront properties, Civil War battlefields, to the classic American Farm. Kyle is licensed in multiple states with both real estate and auctioneering.

Kyle is married to his childhood sweetheart, Elizabeth, who is also an auctioneer. His daughter, 25, an auctioneer works at their firm. Their son is graduating from college in the winter of 18. They both are graduates of the Nashville Auction School.


Friday, February 7, 2020

  • 8:00 am | Registration
  • 9:00 am | Welcome & Keynote Speaker, Jim Whitt
  • 10:15 am | Break with Vendors
  • 10:30 am | Morgan Hopson, Bump & Howdy
  • 11:45 am | T. Kyle Swicegood, NAA Presentation
  • 12:00 pm | Working Lunch with Vendors, Town Hall Meeting
  • 1:00 pm | Contest Entry Deadline for Rookie, Ringman & Pro Division
  • 2:15 pm | Break with Vendors
  • 2:30 pm | Gentner Drummond
  • 4:00 pm | Contestant Meeting for Rookie, Ringman & Pro Division
  • 6:00 pm | Dinner in the ballroom & view auction items
  • 7:00 pm | Rookie, Ringman, & Pro Contest with Fun Auction

Saturday, February 8, 2020

  • 8:30 am | Registration
  • 9:00 am | Brian Rigby
  • 9:00 am | Katie Lappe, AuctionLook | Track 2
  • 9:30 am | Proxybid/Wavebid | | Track 2
  • 10:15 am | Break with Vendors
  • 10:30 am | T. Kyle Swicegood
  • 10:30 am | Brad White | | Track 2
  • 12:00 pm | Working Lunch with Vendors & Business Meeting
  • 1:00 pm | Contest Entry Deadline for Jr & Champion of Champions
  • 1:30 pm | Morgan Hopson, Front & Center
  • 1:30 pm | AuctionFlex/AuctionTime | Track 2
  • 3:00 pm | Break with Vendors
  • 3:00 pm | Contestant Meeting for Jr, Pro Finals, and Champion of Champions.
    Sound check to follow
  • 4:00 pm | Finalist Interviews
  • 6:00 pm | President's Banquet, Officer Installation
  • 7:00 pm | Contest: Jr, Pro Finals, Champion of Champions & Awards, Marketing Awards, Hall of Fame

Contest Rules

    1. Contestants must pre-register by submitting entry form AND registration on or before entry deadline of 1:00pm on Friday to be eligible. Junior and Champion of Champion Deadline is 1:00pm on Saturday.
    2. Pro, Rookie & Ringman contestants shall be current, active (paid) members of the OSAA AND registered for the OSAA Convention at the time of the entry deadline. Champion of Champion contests must be registered for the OSAA Convention at time of entry and are encouraged to be a current member of the OSAA.
    3. Pro, Rookie & Ringman contestants must attend the Contestant Roll Call and Orientation Meeting scheduled for Friday at 4:00 p.m. at main stage in convention hall
    4. Junior and Champion of Champion contestants will meet and draw for order at 3:00pm on Saturday in the room designated for the sequester room for the pro division. Sound Check will be 3:30 or as soon as last education session ends.
    5. Contestants will draw for competing order during this orientation meeting
    6. The contest committee will go over all entry forms prior to the contestant meeting, and the roll call will be conducted using the submitted entry forms. If a contestant is unable to attend the meeting, but can be there for the contest, they will automatically be first to go in the contest. If they are not there or are not ready when their number is called to compete, they receive a no score with no refund of registration.
    7. The exact judging score sheets will be provided to contestants at this meeting
    8. The sound systems will be preset and will not be adjusted during the contest. All contestants will be given the opportunity to test the sound system during the orientation meeting
    9. Judges are selected prior to contest and their decisions and scoring will be final
    10. Each Contestant must provide four (4) items for auction valued at $25+ each, Junior & Champion of Champions must provide two (2) items for auction valued at $25+ each
    11. Each Contestant will sell their three of their own items during the competition
    12. Three of the items will be sold on Friday night in the Competitions and the fourth item from each contestant will be used for the Pro Contest Finals on Saturday
    13. All winners will be announced at the President’s Banquet, Saturday evening.
    14. Past winners are not eligible to compete in that division after winning

  1. Contestant must be a senior in high school OR below on the day of competition
  2. Contestant must provide two (2) items for auction valued at $25+ each
  3. Contestant does NOT need to be registered for convention or a Dues Paid Member
  4. Contest to be conducted on Saturday evening
  5. Entries due by 1:00pm on Saturday
  6. FREE TO ENTER - PRIZE = $300 cash prize, buckle, plaque.

  1. Contestants must be a prior OSAA Pro Division Champion
  2. Must be registered for the OSAA Winter Conference
  3. Not required to be current Dues Paid member (But encouraged)
  4. Contestant must provide two (2) items for auction valued at $25+ each
  5. NO Interview component to this Division - Same score sheet as Pro Division
  6. FREE TO ENTER - PRIZE = cash prize, Buckle, plaque
  7. Entries due by 1:00pm on Saturday.

    1. Ringmen Contestants are eligible to compete in Ringmen AND Pro or Rookie Contest
    2. All other General Rules applyFREE TO ENTER - PRIZE = $300 cash prize, buckle, plaque, one-year OSAA dues paid
    3. Winners announced on Saturday at Awards Ceremony.

    1. Rookie Contestants MUST bring their auction school certificate to verify when they attended auction school.
    2. They must have attended auction school after January 1, 2019
      1. (January one year prior to contest date) to be considered a Rookie.
    3. If no certificate is presented, then they will NOT be considered a Rookie Contestant.
    4. Rookie competitors may not compete in the Pro Division.
    5. All other General Rules apply
    6. FREE TO ENTER - PRIZE = $300 cash prize, Buckle, plaque, one-year OSAA dues paid
    7. Winners announced on Saturday at Awards Ceremony

  1. Preliminary round conducted Friday night at convention
  2. Finalists are announced Friday after Preliminary round and compete in the finals on Saturday
  3. Number of Finalists in final round is based on total number entered in that division. (≥ 15 = 5 finalists, 16-25 = 8 finalists, 26 or more = 10 finalists)
  4. Finals will consist of two rounds:
    1. An interview round consisting of Three questions (same for each contestant) conducted in the main convention hall with all other contestants sequestered in separate room. Interview questions will be professional in nature & open to the public.
    2. BID-CALLING FINALS round consisting of three items to be sold and Judged on same scoring criteria as the Preliminary Bid Calling round. 5. Final Score will consist of - Interview X 40% and Finals Bid-Calling X 60% = 100% 6. FREE TO ENTER - PRIZE = $750 cash prize, Plaque, Buckle, one-year OSAA dues paid; entry fee paid into the current year IAC Competition at NAA Conference and Show.

  1. Addition of a “Champion of Champions” Division
    1. Must be a past OSAA Pro Division Champion
    2. Does NOT need to be a current DUES paid member
    3. Must be registered for the conference where contest is conducted
    4. Must bring two (2) items to sell in the contest  and provide third if Finals round is conducted
    5. Champion of Champions Division to be conducted on Saturday evening
    6. If there are ten (10) or less contestants no finals round will be conducted.
    7. If there are eleven (11) or more contestants, the top three (3) will compete in a finals round.
    8. Contest participation the first year will dictate how often contest is held. If there is high participation
  2. Contest Entry Fee
    1. Eliminate Entry Fee for all divisions of the contest.
  3. Out of State Eligibility.
    1. Remove the requirement that out of state members pay dues for three years to be eligible to compete.
    2. Remove the requirement that the members home state allow Oklahoma member to participate in their contest
  4. Number of contestants to bring back for Finals in Pro Division and other divisions if numbers grow to warrant the need.
    1. Up to 15 contestants entered = Top Five (5) Finalists to compete in Final Round
    2. 16-25 Contestants = Top Eight (8) Finalists to compete in Final Round
    3. 26 or more Contestants = Top Ten (10) Finalists to compete in Final Round
  5. 5Schedule Changes
    1. Junior & Champion of Champions Contest will take place on Saturday during the President's Banquet.


February 6, 2020 @ 8:00 am
February 9, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
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