New Mexico District Tournament

2021 — NM/US

New Mexico District Qualifier

for the 2021 National Tournament
Debate, Congress, IE

Welcome to the New Mexico District  National Qualifier 2021 Tournament Website!

Contact: Hannah Flake, district chair,

Tournament Helpline:
Non-emergencies, please email Hannah at
For immediate help, text tournament help line  (505) 306-9086.

Schedule: See page at right

Extemp Topic Areas: See page at right

Format: Online.
Speech events, except extemp, will be judged by pre-recorded video (asynchronous competition/judging). Extemp, congress, and all debate events will be live, and will take place here in tabroom over NSDA campus.

Eligibility: School and students must be members of the NSDA ( See Hannah with questions.
Schools must have NSDA fees paid in full, including annual and student membership fees.
A student must have accumulated 25 NSDA points before they can become an NSDA member, and membership fees must be paid as well.

Entry Limits:
Each school's TOTAL entries limit is determined by strength, which is calculated by the NSDA based on how many team members and degrees they have earned.
A school may enter no more than four students (or CX, PF, Duo teams) per event, with the exception of congress.
Congress is divided into a Senate and a House. Two students per school may register for Senate. House entries are determined by overall team strength.
A student may enter into two main events, plus congress, plus BQ as their upper multiple-entry limit.

Rules: The NSDA's 2020-21 Unified High School Manual will govern all aspects of competition. See link to the right.
The pilot rules for debate (single elimination) and for speech will be used; link at right.

Fees for this tournament are $13 per entry ($26 for CX, PF, and Duo)
Checks for those entry fees will be made out to "New Mexico District, National Forensic League." For questions related to fees, please e-mail Margo at


Feb 28th: Congress Legislation due, up to two pieces per school. Email word doc to Hannah.

March 2nd: Nominations for Alumni of the Year, Communicator of the Year, and Volunteer of the Year are due via email to Hannah. Just send me a name and a short description of why you think they deserve the nomination. if we receive more than one nomination, you will have the opportunity to provide further details before we determine our winners.

March 9th:
a. Entries due in tabroom
b. School consent form due, upload to google drive
c. Single Entry Letters of Intent due via tabroom entry system (under "NSDA Forms" tab)
d. Oratory & Info Scripts due; Interp original sources & cuttings due; upload to google drive
e. All fees to NSDA should be paid
f. All NSDA points should be entered
g. Special Awards Nominations due (links below)
h. World Schools Debate Applications due; upload to google drive (see page at right for application)

March 16th, Noon: Videos for asynchronous speech events due.

Judge Sign Up Genius Link:
*Judges MUST be signed up in tabroom. This sign up genius is a way for judges to indicate their preferred availability for judging and is not a requirement.

Special Awards Nominations: (RIGHT CLICK and select "open link in new tab")
District High School Coach of the Year Award »
District New Coach of the Year Award »
District Assistant Coach of the Year Award
District High School Administrator of the Year Award »
District Student of the Year Award »