MDTA JVNovice State Championship

2020 — Online, MN/US

26th Anniversary

JV/Novice State Championship
 Eagan High School
December 4 – 5, 2020

Online Tournament

Welcome to the 2020 JV/Novice Debate Championships. Eagan High School is happy to host the state of Minnesota’s up and coming debaters. This year’s JV/Novice Championships will feature Junior Varsity Policy, Novice Policy, Junior Varsity Lincoln-Douglas, Novice Lincoln-Douglas, Junior Varsity Public Forum, Novice Public Forum Debate and Congressional Debate. This year the tournament will be completely online.

Entry Fees: This year because we are online and some expenses are lower for us this year so we have decided to pass the savings on to you and your team by lowering our fees. Congressional Debate entries will be $15.00 per entry, Policy debate entries will be $25.00 per team, Public Forum entries will be $25.00 per team and all LD entries will be $15.00 per entry. Please make all entry fee checks payable to “Eagan High School Forensics Boosters”. The W9 for our booster group is posted on the main page for JV/Novice State at  You can send your entry fees to: 


Eagan High School Forensics Boosters

P.O. Box 21174

Eagan, MN 55121

 Tournament Bulletin Board 

Tournament Bulletin Board for important tournament information during the course of the weekend.


Entry in this tournament is limited to competitors from Minnesota schools only.


Online Judging Help


General technology tips:


Congress-specific tips:


Student guide to joining online debate rooms:



Judge guide to joining online debate rooms:

Debate Social Emotional Survey

Coaches please have your debaters take the time to complete this survey about their experiences in debate. 

Please take some time to look over these questions and answer to the best of your ability. This survey should take about 20-30 minutes. The information from this survey will be used to help create materials that coaches can use to make their teams more welcoming and positive spaces. This survey is anonymous and will not be used to evaluate any schools, coaches, or programs. Please do not take this survey more than once. This survey is for DEBATERS not coaches or judges. This survey is optional but highly encouraged. Thank you debaters!