State Debate

January 28 - 29, 2022

@ Marian University

Host Information

The 2022 State Debate Tournament will be held at Marian University. Visit the Host Information page for more information.

In order to comply with Marian University policy, all competitors will need to complete a Marian Release Form. Coaches may scan and send digital forms to ad@ihsfa.org or submit a hard copy at registration.

Tentative Schedule

Friday, January 28, 2022

4:00 PM - Registration Opens

5:00 PM - Registration Ends -- Congress Organization Meeting & Judge Meeting

5:30 PM - Round 1: Policy, Public Forum, World Schools Debate, Congress (Sessions 1)

6:30 PM - Round 1: LD

6:45 PM - Round 2 Prep for WSD Impromptu Round

7:30 PM - Round 2: Policy & Public Forum; Congress Session 2

8:20 PM - Round 2 WSD Impromptu Topic Debate

8:30 PM - Round 2: LD

9:30 PM - Friday Events Done

Saturday, January 29, 2022

7:15 AM - New Saturday Judges Check-In

7:30 AM - Postings for Round 3

7:45 AM - Congress Materials Distributed to Parliamentarians

8:00 AM - Round 3: Policy, Public Forum, Congress & WSD

9:00 AM - Round 3: LD

9:45 AM - Judge Meeting; Congress Meeting

10:00 AM - Congress-Semi-final: Session 1

10:30 AM - Octa-Finals: LD & PF, Prep WSD Quarter-Finals

11:15 AM - Judge Meeting: Quarter-Finals in Policy & WSD Announced; Congress Semi-Final Session 2

11:30 AM - Quarter-Finals in Policy & WSD

12:00 PM - Lunch - Watch for Postings

12:30 PM - Judges Meeting: Quarter-Finals Announced; Semi-Final: Congress Session 3

1:15 PM - Semifinal Round: Policy

1:30 PM - Semifinals: Policy, LD, PF & WSD

2:15 PM - Congress Final Round

2:30 PM - Semifinal Round: Lincoln Douglas & Public Forum

3:15 PM - Preparation for WSD Final

3:30 PM - Final Round: Policy

4:00 PM - Final Rounds: Lincoln-Douglas; Public Forum

4:15 PM - World Schools Final

6:00 PM - Awards

Platforms

The state series will use Speechwire for tournament management and e-balloting. All judges will need to bring a device in order to complete their ballots. Coaches are responsible for ensuring that their judges are supplied with an adequate device for judging.

All students and judges will need to create an account with Speechwire.com. For help on creating student accounts visit - https://youtu.be/dcGivaEKSuk

Topics

Congress -

WSD -

  • Round 1 - This house believes the COVID 19 pandemic has left the world better prepared for future pandemics

  • Round 2 - Impromptu

  • Round 3 - This house supports the Build Back Better legislation.

  • Quarter Final - Impromptu

  • Semifinal - This house would tax religious organization’s incomes that exceed $1 Million annually.

  • Final- Impromptu

PF -

Resolved: The United States federal government should legalize all illicit drugs.

LD -

Resolved: The appropriation of outer space by private entities is unjust.

Policy -

Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its protection of water resources in the United States.

Entries

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

Registration must be completed in Speechwire by Jan. 23rd, 2022

Fees

  • Policy & PF - $20/team

  • LD - $12/entry

  • Congress - $6/student

  • World Schools - $6/student

  • Entry drop on the day of - $25

Judges

  • 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

ONLINE REGISTRATION OF JUDGES:

  • Coaches will register judges online with SpeechWire and ensure that all judges are able to access their Speechwire accounts

  • Judge Qualification Information will be completed in Speechwire

**The Board voted in Summer 2021 to eliminate the judge strike/scratch list**

Scholarships

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.