The National Speech & Debate Tournament is the largest academic competition in the world! To attend the National Tournament, students must place among the top competitors at one of 110 district tournaments across the country. Qualifiers will compete for college scholarships in one of 11 main events—Policy Debate, Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Public Forum Debate, Congressional Debate-House, Congressional Debate-Senate, Original Oratory, United States Extemporaneous Speaking, International Extemporaneous Speaking, Humorous Interpretation, Dramatic Interpretation, and Duo Interpretation—as well as seven consolation and supplemental events.
2015 National Speech & Debate Tournament
Watch highlights from the 2014 Nationals below!
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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