State of Maryland Speech and Debate Association Championship

2020 — Towson, MD/US

Dear colleagues,

You and your team are cordially invited to the 2nd State of Maryland Speech and Debate Association Championship (SMDSDA), to be held at Loyola Blakefield in Towson on Saturday March 28th. 

The tournament will crown State Association Champions in fifteen competition events.  We are excited to announce that all finalists in extemp will receive an auto bid to the Tournament of Champions in Extemporaneous Speaking (TOC Extemp), to be held at Northwestern University on May 1st and 2nd.  We are equally excited to announce that the top three finishers in dramatic interpretation, humorous interpretation, duo, original oratory, informative speaking, program oral interpretation, and extemp will receive auto bids to the National Individual Events Tournament of Champions (NIETOC), to be held at Frank Dobie High School in Houston from May 8th-10th. 

Since this is a relatively new tournament, please read the information in the attached invitation carefully.  If you have any questions, you can send me an email at

We hope that you are able to join us!



Charles Donovan

SMDSDA President & Tournament Host