Harvard National High School Invitational Forensics Tournament

Ages:High School

Types:Tournament, Presentation

Categories:General Knowledge, Humanities, US Government Affairs

Scope:National

Registration Opens
Nov 30, 2019 12:00am
America/New_York

Registration Closes
Feb 10, 2020 8:00pm
America/New_York

The Harvard National High School Invitational Forensics Tournament, held in Cambridge each Presidents’ Day Weekend, is the largest and most prestigious high school debate tournament in the country, providing opportunities for students to compete in Policy Debate, Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Public Forum Debate, Student Congress, and a variety of individual and duo speech events.

High School Students can enter any of 5 tournament categories:

  1. Policy Debate
  2. Public Forum Debate
  3. Lincoln-Douglas Debate
  4. Student Congressional Debate
  5. Speech Tournament
Students prepare speeches and debate arguments in each of the categories and are pitched in head-to-head debate rounds against other teams. The deadline for Policy, Lincoln Douglas, Public Forum, and Individual Events entries is February 10, 2020. The deadline for entry for Congressional Debate is January 15, 2020 at 6 p.m. EST, earlier than the rest of the tournament. We may reach capacity prior to entry deadlines, but will run waiting lists. You may wish to confirm waiting list status before making travel arrangements. The fees for your entry will be set by midnight February 13, 2020 except for Congress entries where the fees are set as of January 15, 2019. You will be responsible for paying the full entry fee for any entries dropped after that date.

Students are evaluated on the validity of their arguments and presentations. Each of the five tournament categories has different judging criteria. See the competition website for complete review criteria.
This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Website: https://www.tabroom.com/index/tourn/index.mhtml?tourn_id=13670

Managing Organization: Harvard Debate Council

Contact:
Sherry Hall
hallsherry2@gmail.com

Entry Fee:

Eligibility:
High School Students in the United States. The novice division is intended for high school students in their first year of competition The middle school division is intended for students in the sixth through eighth grade.

Registration Opens
Nov 30, 2019 12:00am
America/New_York

Registration Closes
Feb 10, 2020 8:00pm
America/New_York

Overview

The Harvard National High School Invitational Forensics Tournament, held in Cambridge each Presidents’ Day Weekend, is the largest and most prestigious high school debate tournament in the country, providing opportunities for students to compete in Policy Debate, Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Public Forum Debate, Student Congress, and a variety of individual and duo speech events.

Process

High School Students can enter any of 5 tournament categories:
  1. Policy Debate
  2. Public Forum Debate
  3. Lincoln-Douglas Debate
  4. Student Congressional Debate
  5. Speech Tournament
Students prepare speeches and debate arguments in each of the categories and are pitched in head-to-head debate rounds against other teams. The deadline for Policy, Lincoln Douglas, Public Forum, and Individual Events entries is February 10, 2020. The deadline for entry for Congressional Debate is January 15, 2020 at 6 p.m. EST, earlier than the rest of the tournament. We may reach capacity prior to entry deadlines, but will run waiting lists. You may wish to confirm waiting list status before making travel arrangements. The fees for your entry will be set by midnight February 13, 2020 except for Congress entries where the fees are set as of January 15, 2019. You will be responsible for paying the full entry fee for any entries dropped after that date.

Criteria

Students are evaluated on the validity of their arguments and presentations. Each of the five tournament categories has different judging criteria. See the competition website for complete review criteria.

Awards

This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Participate

Website: https://www.tabroom.com/index/tourn/index.mhtml?tourn_id=13670

Managing Organization: Harvard Debate Council

Contact:
Sherry Hall
hallsherry2@gmail.com

Entry Fee:

Eligibility:
High School Students in the United States. The novice division is intended for high school students in their first year of competition The middle school division is intended for students in the sixth through eighth grade.

Deadlines

Registration Opens
Nov 30, 2019 12:00am
America/New_York

Registration Closes
Feb 10, 2020 8:00pm
America/New_York