http://www.ipdadebate.info/constitution--bylaws.html. We are fortunate to be placed in a region of many highly qualified judges, educators, and former debaters! Competitors in NFA-LD debate upon the same resolution for the entire year and are encouraged to build their case by using stock issues and by developing unique arguments that supports their position. Would the topic be interesting to your fellow classmates, as well as to the audience listening to the debate? I have 3 years of High School Speech and Debate experience including qualifying for the national tournament 2 years in a row in Congressional Debate and Public Forum. endobj Awards will be presented to each finalist within their respective divisions. Fees for uncovered debaters will be assessed as follows: Every uncovered debater = $40 per debater, Fees will initially be calculated on Tuesday, September 22. ​IPDA (International Public Debate Association) primarily utilizes a one-on-one debate format in which one debater takes the side of the affirmative and the other debater takes the side of the negative.

Competitors in NFA-LD debate upon the same resolution for the entire year and are encouraged to build their case by using stock issues and by developing unique arguments that supports their position.

Debaters should not pressure their judges for commentary after rounds.

$.' However, judges may direct all complaints, grievances, and all serious matters to me. NFA-LD, or Lincoln-Douglas Policy Debate, Affirmative  advocates to adopt the policy resolution.

Topics will be announced in-round. After the topic has been selected, the debaters have 30 minutes to prepare a case. Affirmative rebuttal and summary - 3 minutes. ALL TIMES POSTED WILL BE IN EASTERN STANDARD TIME (EST)!! They should be encouraged to constructively discuss controversial issues, yet treat opponents and persons with respect. All four preliminary rounds will be randomly paired. A debate is a process or an activity that involves presenting relevant arguments in support of a viewpoint. Students are given 20 minutes to prepare an assigned topic and stance with a pre-determined partner before they enter the debate round against an opposing team. For each round, the two debaters are given five possible resolutions. We will use the most recent rules and bylaws within the NFA Constitution. so on until there is one resolution left. As stated before, emailed entries will not be accepted. The Negative refutes the Affirmative by attacking the proposed policy. You will find me either at the tab room or at registration. 2 0 obj All preliminary rounds will be randomly preset. Late fees will be charged for any changes after the 24th at noon (in addition to any fees associated with the entry). nature, including topic interpretation and argumentation.