Henry Clay SR JR VIRTUAL Speech and Debate Tournament
2020 — Lexington, KY/US
Welcome to the Henry Clay Speak of the Devil 2020 VIRTUAL Senior & Junior Speech & Debate Tournament!
This tournament will be held via NSDA Campus so stay tuned for more info on that as we move closer to the tournament date!
Speech events will be completely asynchronous (pre-recorded) while Debate events will be synchronous (live on the day of our competition).
BREAKING NEWS - OUR TOURNAMENT INVITE HAS BEEN POSTED! Check it out to the right of this announcement!
We plan to hold ALL Kentucky High School Speech League SENIOR HIGH & JUNIOR MIDDLE speech events along with the following debate events:
Congress, Lincoln-Douglas, Policy, Public Forum
Also - all events are initially capped at 50 entries so if you have kids you for sure know will be attending, please get them registered ASAP! All entries past 50 will be waitlisted so to guarantee their entry into their respective events, please register them early!
Topics for debate:
Congressional debate will use the October NSDA packet of legislation. No other legislation will be published or used for our tournament.
Lincoln-Douglas (Novice) will debate the following topic:
Resolved: Civil disobedience in a democracy is morally justified.
Lincoln-Douglas (Varsity) will debate the following topic:
Resolved: In a democracy, voting ought to be compulsory.
Public Forum (Varsity & Novice) will debate the following topic:
Resolved: The United States federal government should enact the Medicare-For-All Act of 2019.
Policy will debate the following topic:
Resolved: The United States federal government should enact substantial criminal justice reform in the United States in one or more of the following: forensic science, policing, sentencing.
If you have any questions that are not answered in our invitation (found on the right), please feel free to email me at:
if you have ANY questions about our tournament!
We hope to see you with us virtually for our tournament this season - thank you for your time and consideration!