Nationals History

Nationals History

The National Debate & Speech Tournament has been held across the country since 1931, and today is the largest academic competition in the world. Each year, more than 4,500 high school students and 850 middle school students compete in a week-long competition to claim the prestigious title of national champion within each division. To view a list of past results, award winners, local host cities, and more, visit our Nationals History page.

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