UDCA Elementary Middle School State Championship

2022 — Sandy, UT/US

The UDCA is proud to announce the return to an in-person championship tournament for the young debaters of Utah. The tournament will be held May 11th (Elementary) and May 12th (Middle School) at Mount Jordan Middle School. Please use the navigation bar on the right to view specific details on the schedule, qualification procedures, and more. Registration is due by May 7th



Middle Schools: Policy, Lincoln-Douglas, Extemp, Oratory, and Asynchronous Oratory. 

Elementary Schools: Public Forum, Oratory, Informative, and Asynchronous Informative. 

New: The tournament is offering a special online asynchronous division for speech events. Students who are not competing at the in-person tournament may submit their pre-recorded video speeches for evaluation (kind of like a verbal essay contest). There is no entry limit for this asynchronous division.



MS Policy - "Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its protection of water resources in the United States in one or more of the following areas: drinking water, hydraulic fracturing, and/or agricultural use of water."

MS Lincoln-Douglas - "Resolved: The United States ought to guarantee universal child care."

Elementary PF - "Resolved: The benefits of outer space exploration outweigh the harms."

Extemp - Round 1 is Local, Round 2 is National, and Round 3 is International. 



School Fee of $15.00. 

$4.00 per Student Fee (that means team events are $8.00)

Asynchronous speech entries are only $1.00. 



Wednesday, May 11th (ELEMENTARY)

You may arrive anytime after 3:00pm. Teams should meet in the cafeteria.

Registration - 3:30pm

Round 1 - 4:00pm

Round 2 - 4:45pm

Round 3 - 5:30pm

Dinner Break

Round 4 - 6:30pm

Awards - 8:00pm

We hope to be out of the building by 8:30pm


Thursday, May 12th (MIDDLE SCHOOL)

You may arrive anytime after 2:30pm. Teams should meet in the cafeteria.

Registration - 3:00pm

Round 1 - 3:30pm

Round 2 - 4:30pm

Round 3 - 5:30pm

Dinner Break

Round 4 - 7:00pm

Awards - 8:30pm

We hope to be out of the building by 9:00pm.