BDL Invitational

2023 — Brooklyn, NY/US

The Brooklyn Debate League is proud to host its first annual invitational for elementary, middle and high school students.

Due to space constraints, this will be a hybrid tournament - all high school students will have prelims online Thursday and Friday night and elims/supplementary events in person on Saturday and Sunday. All elementary and middle school events will be in person Saturday and Sunday. See invitation, full schedule, and more details here.

Experienced high school students are welcome to sign up as judges in the elementary/middle school divisions. All non-advancing high school students will also have the opportunity to sign up as judges on Saturday morning.

Entry fees at this tournament will be on a sliding scale*. We will send out invoices after the tournament to handle payment:

  • Title I Public Schools: free

  • NYC and Newark Public Schools: $10/student

  • Other Public Schools: $20/student
  • Parochial Schools: $25/student

  • Private Schools & after-school organizations: $40/student

* The BDL is committed to never turning away students or schools because of inability to pay. If you need us to adjust or waive your fees, please contact us at