January 28 - 29, 2022
@ Marian University
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or submit a hard copy at registration.
Friday, January 28, 2022
Saturday, January 29, 2022
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
Resolved: The United States federal government should legalize all illicit drugs.
Resolved: The appropriation of outer space by private entities is unjust.
Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its protection of water resources in the United States.
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
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.