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The National Speech & Debate Association was created in 1925 to provide recognition and support for students participating in speech and debate activities. While our organization has evolved over the decades, our mission is more relevant today than ever before. We connect, support, and inspire a diverse community committed to empowering students through competitive speech and debate.

The National Speech & Debate Association is the world’s largest honor society devoted to speech and debate activities, and bestows numerous awards and recognition to its large and diverse student, coach, and school members. We also host the largest academic competition in the world, the National Speech & Debate Tournament. In addition, we provide numerous benefits to our members, such as resources, programs, publications, and scholarships.

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3,500 High Schools

600 Middle Schools

5,200 Coaches

140,000 Students

Extend your reach at Nationals

7,000 Attendees

6,500 Tournament Books are Distributed to Coaches and Teachers

7,000 Access the National Tournament App from their Phone or Device

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Extend Your Reach at The National Speech & Debate Tournament: 10,000 Attendees, 7,500 Tournament books distributed to students, coaches, and teachers. 40,587 reads of the online version. 5:39 minimum average read time of the online version

The National Tournament book is distributed to those who attend the National Tournament, the largest academic competition in the world. The National Tournament book is also made available online for the broader speech and debate community. The tournament book is the main source of
information for all participants on the full array of events and details for the week.

Print Publications


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Rostrum is the official magazine of the National Speech & Debate Association. This quarterly magazine provides the speech and debate community with news, scholarly articles, and national updates. As a dedicated publication for the speech and debate community, it is the source for professionals to learn and innovate in their careers and for students to get introduced and thrive in the speech and debate community.

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Digital Opportunities


Newsletters Advertising: 5,200 coaches receive weekly coach newsletters. 55.000 members receive monthly student newsletters. 44% open rate, 23% click through rate for Coaches Newsletter. 33% open rate and 17% click through for student newsletter

Each month, the National Speech & Debate Association sends emails to thousands of coaches and
students. These newsletters allow for a banner ad from an advertiser. The ad will be a banner design with a clickable link to your URL.


Tabroom Graphic. Millions of views per month. Peak time October-May. 6-10m pageviews per month. Off peak June to September. 2.5-6 Million pageviews per month., a project of the NSDA, is a tournament management system for speech and debate tournaments worldwide.


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