Registration & Payment Deadline is September 26
10/10 Varsity & Novice Preliminary Rounds
10/11 Varsity & Novice Elims & Finals
10/11 Elementary Events
ELEMENTARY EVENTS (Grades 1 – 5)
ESD: Smart Debate (G4-5): It is half speech time of PF debate.
EOO or EST: Speech Block A (G1-5): Original Oratory or Storytelling
EI: Speech Block B (G1-5): Impromptu Double-Entries must be selected from different time slots (A + B) to avoid time conflicts.
Click for more instruction on kids’ speech preparation. SECONDARY EVENTS (Grades 6 – 12)
*NO HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS PERMITTED IN NOVICE* DEBATE TOPICS (NSDA September Topic)
Smart Debate (same as PF topic): September/October Topic: Resolved: The United States federal government should enact the Medicare-For-All Act of 2019.
Public Forum Debate: September/October Topic: Resolved: The United States federal government should enact the Medicare-For-All Act of 2019.
Policy Debate: 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. ( ) TOC bid is reserved for high school students in final round. LIMITATIONS
Debate partner can be from a different school for the Taiwan District, but a partner must be from the same school for the U.S. NSDA.
Double entries ONLY permitted for grade 1-4 if both entries are speech events. For all other situations, NOT permitted.
10/10 @ NTNU - Varsity & Novice Preliminary Rounds
10/11 @ NTNU - Varsity & Novice Elims & Finals
10/11 @ NTNU - Elementary Events
NTNU Gongguan Campus (No.88, Sec. 4, Tingzhou Rd., Wenshan Dist., Taipei City, Taiwan).
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Please read to understand how NSDA tournaments are operated as nonprofit service to the students.
Annual School Membership:
High School – NT 4,500
Middle School – NT 3,000
Onetime Student Membership:
High School – NT 1,000
Middle School – NT 1,000
*A student shall pay a total of $2,000 in their lifetime, if they have been a member of NSDA for Elementary, Middle, and High schools.
NT$ 4,000 per one high & middle school student
NT$ 3,000 per one elementary student
NT$ 3,000 per one Open/Varsity Policy entry/team
NT 4,000 will be waived if a school provides either a parent or teacher judge per 6 students; if not, must pay NT 4,000.
Optional:If your school does not manage NSDA points for you, then a student can pay ADL 1,500 NT annually to 1) record NSDA points and 2) receive NSDA Certificates. Read more about NSDA points here. DISCOUNTS
30% off for students traveling from Tainan, Taitung, Kaohsiung, Pingtung, Kenting
50% off for students who qualify for financial aid (the coach must submit a letter of request to <firstname.lastname@example.org>
20% off if registered and paid by 9/11
10% off if registered and paid by 9/18
No discounts for the following:
NSDA membership fees
School Judging Fees
Policy Debate Judging Fees
International Entry Fees
For your convenience, all fees can be wired to ADL account directly.
Cathay United Bank, Nangang Branch: 國泰世華銀行, 南港分行 Account 帳號#: 106035009666, Account Name: 臺北市私立亞太思辯文理短期補習班天母分班, 陳南光 REFUND
No refund after September 26, as we have already hired judges and paid for most other tournament expenses such as trophies, rooms, and etc.
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