January 29 - 30, 2021 - Online
The state series will use Speechwire for tournament management and NSDA Campus for the video component.
All students and judges will need to create an account with Speechwire.com. For help on creating student accounts visit - https://youtu.be/dcGivaEKSuk
Resolved: The National Security Agency should end its surveillance of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents.
Resolved: States ought to ban lethal autonomous weapons.
Resolved: The United States federal government should enact substantial criminal justice reform in the United States in one or more of the following: forensic science, policing, sentencing.
Each member school may enter -
a maximum of 4 Policy teams
a maximum of 4 Public Forum teams
a maximum of 4 Lincoln Douglas contestants
a maximum of 4 Congressional debates
a maximum of 2 World Schools Debate teams
Policy & PF - $20/team
LD - $12/entry
Congress - $6/student
World Schools - $6/student
Entry drop on the day of - $25
Policy, PF and World Schools Debate - 1 judge per entry (1 team = 1 judge)
Lincoln Douglas - 1 judge for 1-2 entries, 2 judges for 3-4 entries
Congress - 1 judge for 1-4 entries
Each year the IHSFA presents three scholarship awards to recognize outstanding student participants in our organization. These awards, presented at the state debate and speech tournaments, honor three legendary Indiana coaches of speech and debate: Jim Hawker, Bob Brittain, and Bill Hicks. Recipients demonstrate speech and debate acumen, but they also exhibit positive mental attitude and fine character. According to the IHSFA Tournament Manual, each school entered into the state speech and debate tournaments may nominate a senior member who participates in the state tournament to be considered for the award.