Our annual National Tournament will be held June 11-16 in Phoenix/Mesa, Arizona. Read on for new details about qualification and events.
Middle School » Based on member feedback, the Middle School National Tournament returns in person this year! Registration will be in Phoenix/Mesa in the evening on Tuesday, June 13 and competition will run Wednesday through Friday.
Nationals as a Member Benefit » To expand access and deliver value, every member school will have the opportunity to enter up to two non-qualifying students in supplemental events at the 2023 National Tournament. This year, there is no requirement that those schools or students attended the district tournament.
Last-Chance Qualifier Continues » The Last-Chance Qualifier will be held in the spring. Eligibility requirements will remain the same: schools must have attended their district tournament to participate, but students do not need to have attended the district tournament. Only students who did not qualify in a main event may enter. To expand access, an additional layer of qualification will be available to entries from participating schools that have no qualifiers to the 2023 National Tournament. In each event, a limited number of top-performing entries from these schools will also qualify.
High School Competition Options » Students will be able to re-register in up to two total supplemental speech events (one per pattern) at the 2023 Nationals as opposed to three. Online divisions of supplemental events will not be offered this year.
What's Next » More information will be available in early 2023. We can't wait to host you at the National Tournament!