2021 — NSDA Campus, NM/US
The Third Annual Cottonwood Classic Speech and Debate Tournament
January 26-30, 2021
Online Tournament on NSDA Campus
Registration is online at
Oratory, Informative, Storytelling, Humorous, Dramatic, Duo, and POI
*Videos must be uploaded to any website: YouTube and Google Drive are two options
International Extemp, United States Extemp, and Impromptu
LD (novice & varsity), CX , PF (novice & varsity), BQ (single division), and Congressional Debate
Up to two per school, due to Bill Torres by Friday, Jan. 22, at 5:00 PM. Email to
All student participants and all judges must have linked Tabroom accounts.
Asynchronous judging MUST be completed between 7:00PM MST Tuesday, January 26 and 3:00PM MST Friday, January 29th. Finals (if enough entries) asynchronous judging MUST be completed between 6:00PM MST Friday, January 29 and 5:00PM MST Saturday, January 30th.
Contact Bill Torres at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 505-280-9437 if you have any questions.
We will also have a judges' training session run by the NMSDA at 6PM MST on Tuesday, January 26th. Please use the following link to attend https://zoom.us/j/92876431911?
Program Oral Interpretation
United States Extemporaneous
Big Questions Debate
Novice/Varsity Public Forum Debate
Congress (limited to first 30 entries)
Domestic Extemp Round Themes:
Round 1: Constitutional Issues
Round 2: US Foreign Policy
Round 3: Economics
Finals: The Biden-Harris Administration
International Extemp Round Themes:
Round 1: Genocide
Round 2: Cybersecurity
Round 3: International Trade
Finals: China's Growing Global Influence
Storytelling Theme: A Fresh Start
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 $9/student, Duo/Team Debate is $18/team
Drop fee of student entry fee plus a $25 drop fee will be assessed if drops are made after 9pm 1/26.
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 MST 1/22.
Top 3 in each event will receive awards, with finalists being recognized.
LD will use the January/February topic.
CX and BQ will use the 2020-2021 topics.
PF will use the January Topic.