Madison Invitational

2021 — Rexburg, ID/US

Welcome to the 2021 Madison Invitational!

We are so excited to see you all this year!


We will be running all Idaho Speech and Debate Events. 

-Debate events will focus on the November/December topics. 

-Please submit up to three bills from congress in Word or Google Docs format prior to November 23, so we can get our docket out soon. Send bills to

-As we get to about a week away from the tournament, we may choose to merge some speech events depending on entries.


Once again, fees are $5 for individual events and $8 for partner events.





2:00-2:30 Registration

2:30-3:00 Judges’ and Students’ Meetings

3:00-4:00 Round 1 Speech

4:00-5:00 Round 2 Speech

5:00-7:00 Round 1 Debate 5:00-8:00 Session 1 Congress

7:00-9:00 Round 2 Debate



8:30-9:00 Check-in

9:00-10:00 Round 3 Speech

10:00-12:00 Round 3 Debate 10:00-1:00 Session 2 Congress

12:00-2:00 Round 4 Debate

2:00-3:00 Finals Speech

3:00-5:00 Quarters Debate 3:00-6:00 Session 3 Congress

5:00-6:30 Semis Debate

6:30-7:00 Awards Ceremony

7:00-8:30 Finals Debate


Panel Topics

Round 1: Does popular media reflect society?

Round 2: What role do high school students have in political activism?

Round 3: What makes the best fast food restaurant? (Yes, I just want to hear them all start with "this is a really good topic", and I think it will be fun for them to discuss something totally different that they legitimately care about)

Final Round: In what situations should children or adolescents be tried as adults?