Friday, March 11, 2022
Saturday, March 12, 2022
Platforms & Format
3 preliminary rounds
Top 24 break to Quarter Finals
Top 12 break to Semi-Finals
Top 6 break the Final Round
This is an e-ballot tournament
All students and judges will need to create an account with Speechwire.com. Coaches must enter a valid email address for each judge.
The top 6 entries in each event from each Sectional Tournament will advance to the State Tournament
Coaches will need to enter titles, publishers and copyright dates of any pieces used in Duo, Prose, Poetry (for each poem), POI, Drama, and Humorous. This information must be entered into Speechwire for the entry to be considered complete.
$6 per single event
$12 per duo event
Fee statements will be available via Speechwire following the close of registration. Please bring your check with you to the State Speech Tournament
This is a e-ballot tournament - all judges must bring a device to use for ballot entry
Schools are required to provide one judge for every three entries.
Clean judges must have NO connection with your team (no parents, previous competitors, teachers at your school etc)
1-3 entries = 1 Judge
4-6 entries = 2 Judges
7-9 entries = 3 Judges
10-12 entries = 4 Judges
13-15 entries = 5 Judges
16-18 entries = 6 Judges
19-21 entries = 7 Judges
22-24 entries = 8 Judges
25-27 entries = 9 Judges
28-30 entries = 10 Judges
31-33 entries = 11 Judges
34-36 entries = 12 Judges
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.
Students, judges, and observers should wear masks throughout the day unless they are eating or actively competing
Students can choose whether or not to wear a mask when performing. Judges should not take this into account either way when making their decisions.
Anyone in the room--- judges or students--- are empowered to request that everyone wear a mask during the round
Reasons someone should NOT attend the meet:
If a student or adult is on a school-mandated quarantine at the time of the event, they should not attend the meet.
If a student or adult is not feeling well and/or experiencing flu-like symptoms on the day of the event, they should not attend the meet.
If a student or adult has tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday, March 7th or anytime since then, they should not attend the meet (regardless of vaccination status, symptoms, or subsequent negative test).
If a student or adult (1) knows that they meet the definition of a “close contact” (within 6 feet, unmasked, for more than 15 minutes cumulatively in a 24 hour period) to a COVID-positive person, AND (2) they (the close contact) are not fully vaccinated for COVID-19, AND (3) that possible exposure could have taken place any time on or any time after Monday, March 7, they should not attend the event, regardless of symptoms or a negative test result.