Northern Wisconsin District Tournament

2021 — WI/US

Northern Wisconsin District Qualifier

for the 2021 National Tournament
NSDA Campus, WI
Mon 1/4 Thu 1/7 LD PF
NSDA Campus, WI
Fri 3/12 Fri 3/12 HSE
Asynchronous, WI
Mon 4/12 Fri 4/16 DI DUO HI INF IX OO POI USX


The Northern Wisconsin NSDA Qualifier in Speech

will take place asynchronously, and judged April 13-17


All Participating students MUST BE NSDA MEMBERS ON OR BEFORE March 5, 2021.  NSDA membership fees must be paid to the NSDA on or before the first day of the competition. Please be sure to get your points recorded, and send the fees.


Be sure to download, print, and sign the School Consent Form and Single Entry letters under the "NSDA Forms" tab.  You must email these to on the day of the tournament.


Double entry is allowed.  Note that if a student competed in the debate qualifier, that was one of their entries.  Entry in the congress qualifier does not count toward the double entry limit.  For double-entered students, the coach must submit the single entry letter of intent in tabroom under “NSDA Forms” by Monday, April 12 when links to video entries are due.  Partnered events (Duo, PF debate) always take precedence over solo events. 


We are using the traditional "two downs" method and following all NSDA IE rules. 




Saturday, April 10,  Extemp Questions Released


Monday, April 12,  All video links due and entries finalized by 8:00 PM


Tuesday, April 13,  Rounds 1 and 2 released as early as possible


Wednesday, April 14,  Ballots due by 6:00 PM, Round 3 released as early as possible


Thursday, April 15, Round 3 ballots due by 6:00 PM, Round 4 (if necessary) released as early as possible


Friday, April 16, Round 4 ballots due by 6:00 PM, Round 5 (if necessary) released as early as possible


Saturday, April 17, Round 5 ballots due by 4:00 PM

AWARDS at 5:00 PM


*** The schedule is tentative and may be adjusted based on judge availability, progress of each round, and other unforeseen factors ***


Duo: must be recorded in split-screen format with performers in separate locations. 

US & International Extemp: A set of questions for each event will be sent to coaches and posted on tabroom on Saturday, April 10.  NSDA requires that 30 minutes of prep be done live, but does not require the prep be recorded.  It will be the responsibility of the coach to uphold the NSDA honor code and monitor their students’ preparation, and ensure that the recording of their speech begins immediately when the 30 minutes of prep is concluded.  One recorded extemp speech will be used for all rounds of competition.  If a student is double entered in both extemp events, one speech for each (US and International) is required.  

Judges: 1 judge per 2 entries. This is to provide enough judges for out-rounds which require 3 judges per section.  If additional judges are available, please bring them. They will either be hired by the tournament or can be used to off-set any fees owed by your school.


Fees: $10 per entry ($15 for Duo). Any uncovered judging obligations will be billed at a rate of $150 per judge. Please make checks payable to:  Northern Wisconsin NSDA.  Send payments to John Rademacher, 145 Pine View Dr, Madison, WI 53704.

(Please note, the address to which checks are to be sent has changed from previous years.  Be sure to update the records with your school's business office.)


Please direct all questions to John Rademacher via email at or cellphone: 608-335-4837.