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Congressional Debate Legislation Submission Form

National Speech and Debate Tournament

Any high school or middle school NSDA member student, regardless of their national qualification status, may directly submit legislation to be considered for the 2023 National Tournament Docket! Debate the topics you are passionate about — If you wrote it, you can submit it! You can even submit multiple pieces of legislation for consideration. If your legislation is selected to be part of the Nationals Docket, you will be recognized in Rostrum, you’ll receive a trophy after the tournament, and you’ll be awarded a $100 scholarship. This is a great way to boost your resume and be recognized for your research and writing skills! This form will open October 1, 2022 and will close to new submissions on February 5, 2023.

Please use the form below to submit original legislation to be considered for the 2022 National Tournament Docket. You're welcome to submit multiple pieces of legislation, but please only submit one document at a time (i.e. submit one form per piece of legislation for as many pieces as you would like).

We are only able to accept legislation that is submitted as a Word document using our provided templates. You may notice that templates are provided for Google Docs and Pages. This form only accepts Word documents. If you need assistance saving a Google Doc as a Word document, check out this link. If you need assistance saving a Pages document as a Word document, check out this link.

Please email with any questions.

  • (Must select only one per submission)
  • Max. file size: 98 MB.