Prepare with February Resources
Improve your competition prep with February legislation, Extemp questions, and World Schools motions. Plus, familiarize yourself with topics using our analyses.
Apply for Scholarship Opportunities
Speech and debate skills can help with several aspects of transitioning to college, including writing a great application and demonstrating readiness for college-level work. If you plan to continue speech and debate competition after high school, you can also explore one of many scholarships available for college participation! Visit our website for more »
Explore the Basics of Events
Our competition events guide includes all the basics about events. Learn more for yourself or use it as a tool to help coach other students!
Prepare for Nationals: 2023 Tournament Info is Live!
Tournament info is now available on our website
! Check out an overview of what happens each day, who breaks and when, your options for supplemental competition, and more.
Remember, Districts is Not The Only Pathway to Nationals!
If you do not qualify through your district tournament, you can try again for your main event at the Last-Chance Qualifier
(LCQ), or take one of your school's two allotted spots for supplementals at Nationals
. The NSDA LCQ is live, online April 27-29. The deadline to register is April 21, and there is no entry fee. You don't even need to attend your district tournament to enter the LCQ—as long as your school attends districts, you are eligible for the LCQ. Learn more »
Influence the NSDA's Future
To increase student voice in the organization’s decision making and programming, we are excited to announce the new Student Leadership Council (SLC). The SLC will be composed of high school student members of the National Speech & Debate Association who will provide feedback and recommendations throughout the year to ensure we are meeting students’ needs. Ask your coach to nominate you for this unique opportunity before March 1! Learn more about the responsibilities on our website »
Register Today for the Asynchronous Big Questions Scholarship Tournament
We are thrilled to announce the first-ever Asynchronous Big Questions Scholarship Tournament supported by the John Templeton Foundation. Enter for free and compete for over $2,500 in scholarships! To enter, submit a recording of your affirmative and negative Big Questions constructive speeches by April 5, 2023. Don't miss out on this opportunity! Register today »
Online, After-School Practice Continues February—March
Register for these FREE, after-school practice opportunities; no NSDA membership required. We have two asynchronous speech and live debate events remaining this month on Tuesday, February 21 and Thursday, February 23—plus four more opportunities in March. Download a printable schedule
or visit our website
for more information. This is a great way to practice for districts and earn NSDA points if you are a member!
Help Us Celebrate National Speech and Debate Education Day
(NSDE Day) on March 3
NSDE Day is an annual celebration that honors, celebrates, and promotes the activity of scholastic speech and debate on the first Friday in March. We are thrilled to have a day dedicated to celebrating you, your team, and all you put into speech and debate. Visit our website for ways to celebrate together on March 3, 2023!
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