Cottonwood Coyotes HOWLoween Classic

2020 — NSDA Campus, NM/US

The First Annual Cottonwood Coyotes HOWL-oween Speech and Debate Tournament

October 27-31, 2020

Online Tournament on NSDA Campus

Registration is online at


Pre-recorded Events, recordings due Tuesday, Oct 27 by 3:00PM with links in Tabroom registration:
Oratory, Informative, Storytelling, Humorous, Dramatic, Duo, and POI
*Videos must be uploaded to any website: YouTube is one option


Live Events, Friday afternoon-evening, Oct 30:
International Extemp, United States Extemp, and Impromptu


Live Events, Saturday morning-afternoon, Oct 31:
LD (novice & varsity), CX (collapsed), PF (novice & varsity), BQ (single division), and Congressional Debate (collpased)

Congress Legislation: Up to two per school, due to Bill Torres by Friday, Oct 23, at 5:00 PM. Email to

All student participants and all judges must have linked Tabroom accounts. 

Asynchronous judging MUST be completed between 5:00PM Tuesday, October 27th and 4:00PM Friday, October 30th. Finals asynchronous judging MUST be completed between 6:00PM Friday, October 30th and 5:00PM Saturday, October 31st.


Contact Bill Torres at or at 505-280-9437 if you have any questions.


Events Offered:

Program Oral Interpretation

Dramatic Interpretation

Humorous Interpretation

Duo Interpretation

United States Extemporaneous

International Extemporaneous 


Original Oratory

Impromptu Speaking


Novice/Varsity Lincoln-Douglas

Novice/Varsity Policy

Big Questions Debate

Novice/Varsity Public Forum Debate

Novice/Varsity Congress (limited to first 20 entries in each division)


Extemp Topics 

Domestic Extemp Round Themes:

Round 1: Constitutional Applications

Round 2: Election 2020

Round 3: Foreign Policy



International Extemp Round Themes:

Round 1: International Alliances

Round 2: Refugees

Round 3: Global Economics



Storytelling Theme: Ghost Stories


Tournament Specifics:

Students may enter one debate event and as many asynchronous speech events as they want.  Students may enter only ONE of the following USX, IX, or Impromptu.  Congress entries may ONLY enter Congress.

Entry fees of $8/student, Duo/Team Debate is $16/team

Drop fee of student entry fee will be assessed if drops are made after 3pm 10/30.

Please pay attention to judging requirements on Tabroom. 

Please make checks payable to CCPS with Speech and Debate in the memo line.

Schools may submit up to TWO (2) pieces of legislation for Congress, due by 3pm 10/23.

Top 3 in each event will receive medals, with finalists being recognized.

LD will use the novice topic and the September/October topic for varsity.

CX and BQ will use the 2020-2021 topics.

PF will use the September/October Topic.