Iowa Forensic League State Tournament

2021 — NSDA Campus, IA/US

Iowa Forensics League State Tournament Invite



Hello fellow coaches,


The members of the Iowa Forensics League would like to invite you and your teams to the IOWA FORENSIC LEAGUE STATE TOURNAMENT which will be held March 4th through the 6th. Registration is now  open. Due to the ongoing pandemic, this event will be 100% online using the NSDA Campus system. Funding for the online debate rooms has generously been provided by Paul Bellus, Brian Rubaie, and the Iowa Debate Team at the University of Iowa.


Due to the nature of online speech, we have modified the schedule for this year to accommodate student learning and classroom attendance. Speech events will take place after school and in the evening of March 4th with finals continuing after school on March 5th. Following the conclusion of Speech events and awards, we will commence the Debate events. Debate events will continue/conclude on March 6th.


Registration is now open and will closes at 8 PM on Friday, February 26th. Judge requirements are due on March 3rd.


For this tournament, all NSDA speech events will be offered as well as the IHSSA events of prose, poetry, and spontaneous speaking. All debate events will be offered. The tournament will be using the 2020-21 criminal justice reform Policy topic, the January/February LD topic, and the February PF topic.


Each school entering Student Congress is encouraged to submit two pieces of legislation for debate. Procedure on how to submit the legislation and the procedure on how legislation will be divided for prelim sessions and finals is available on the tournament tabroom site.


For information on hired judging, the luxury tax in speech, and a detailed schedule, please see the links on the right side of this page.



If you have any questions, feel free to email any of the following committee members, and we hope to see you in March.



Jeremy Fitzpatrick (Johnston HS)


Maggie Rietz (Davenport West HS)


Warren Sprouse (Cedar Rapids Washington HS)


Joe Rankin (Bettendorf HS)


Jesse Meyer (Iowa City West HS)