Seattle Academy Invitational

2020 — Online, WA/US

Friends and Colleagues,


We're pleased to invite you to the 2020 Seattle Academy Invitational, hosted online this November 6-7. This year’s tournament will feature competition in both speech and debate, and we are pleased to report our tournament will be recognized as a TOC Finals bid qualifier in Lincoln Douglas and Public Forum, a Tier-1 Congressional Debate tournament, and a TOC and NIETOC speech bid tournament.


We will initially have registration open for open, junior, and novice divisions in Policy, Lincoln Douglas, and Public Forum debates. We will have open and novice divisions in Congressional Debate, Dramatic Interpretation, Dual Interpretation, Extemporaneous, Humorous, Impromptu, Informative, Program Oral Interpretation, Oral Interp/Interp Reading, and Original Oratory. We will collapse divisions as necessary.


We will also offer free competition in one additional speech event: Original Performance. Original Performance is an event that allows students to present fiction, both prose and poetry, of their own creation. Competition in the event is free (though you must still supply judging).


If you have questions about the tournament, please contact Brad Thew at The tournament website can be found at, and the official invitation will be linked here shortly after the conclusion of the WSFA meeting on 9/19. This meeting should help clarify issues surrounding the first online competitive season in WA (schedules, synchronous speech, platform, etc). Registration should open as the invitation is posted.



Thank you for all you do, and have a great season!