2021 National Tournament
After months of careful consideration, we have made the decision to host the 2021 National Speech & Debate Tournament online for middle school and high school students due to the ongoing pandemic.
Every day bears out the importance of teaching speech and debate at our schools. Our mission remains the same: to connect, support, and inspire a diverse community committed to empowering students through speech and debate. The National Tournament offers students an unparalleled platform to share their stories and speak up on the issues they care about, and we are committed to giving students that opportunity through an online event.
We are working with local officials in Des Moines and Albuquerque on hosting the National Tournament in these cities in future years. In the meantime, we look forward to putting on a great event to spotlight the hard work of all of our students, coaches, and educators in June!