1st Annual Spring Scholarship Showdown

2021 — Online, MD/US


We are delighted to invite you to The First Annual Spring Scholarship Showdown, hosted by Potomac Debate Academy, held online on April 9-11, 2021.

We are offering two divisions of Public Forum: High School (for grades 9 and up) and Middle School (for grades 6-8). Unaffiliated, hybrid, independent, club and school-sponsored entries are all welcome. We will be using the NSDA April topic. The deadline for registration is Wednesday, April 7, 2021. Fees freeze on Thursday, April 1, 2021

Please consult the tournament invite (located in the upper right-hand corner of this page) for additional information. 


Scholarship Awards:

In lieu of trophies, top teams and speakers will receive cash scholarships. Scholarship amounts are as follows:

Team Awards (for both High School and Middle School)

1st Place Team: $2,000 per team
2nd Place Team: $1,000 per team

Speaker Awards (for both High School and Middle School)

1st Place Speaker: $500
2nd Place Speaker: $250


Fees and Judging:

Entry fee per team: $100

Judge obligation: One judge covers three teams per division

All judges must be available for all preliminary rounds, the first elimination round, and for one round beyond elimination of the last contestant from the school that the judge represents. All judges must also have linked Tabroom accounts. Accounts must be linked by April 7, 2021.

The tournament will provide a limited number of hired judges. All hired judges are required to pass an experience screener to ensure judge quality. The hired judge fee is $100 per every uncovered entry. You can request hired judges through Tabroom.

Payment can be made via credit card or PayPal. To pay via credit card, please reach out to us at billing@potomactutoring.com. To pay via PayPal, please use the following link: https://paypal.me/PotomacOakTutoring.



Times are listed in Eastern Standard Time (EST) and applicable for all divisions

Friday, April 9, 2021

6:30-8:00 PM                    Round 1
8:00-9:30 PM                    Round 2

Saturday, April 10, 2021

11:00-1:00 PM                   Round 3
1:30-3:30 PM                    Round 4
4:30-6:30 PM                    Round 5
7:00-9:00 PM                    Round 6

Sunday, April 11, 2021

11:00-12:30 PM                 Elimination 1
1:00-2:30 PM                    Elimination 2
3:00-4:30 PM                    Elimination 3
5:00-6:30 PM                    Elimination 4
7:00-8:30 PM                    Elimination 5