Newman Smith Spontaneity 44

2023 — Carrollton, TX/US

Welcome to Newman Smith Spontaneity 44! We will be hosting all major NSDA Speech and Debate events. We will update this information page in the coming days and weeks.

Registration is now open!


Judges: We have updated our method of collecting all required information. Please be sure to fill out a W-9 upon arrival, and turn in a completed judge form before you leave. This will ensure prompt and accurate payment for your services. We will be paying$25 per Debate roundand$20 per speech round.

Policy Debate: The novice policy division competitors must use the NDCA Novice Packet, following the rollout schedule outlined here. Only authorized NDCA files will be allowed in our novice policy division.

No changes to the files [including tags or evidence] will be allowed. Debaters are encouraged to make their own non-carded arguments, as analytical arguments and extensions, including overviews and explanations of arguments.

Anyone registering novice policy teams should plan to abide by the evidence restrictions in the division. Novice policy judges will be educated about the packet and the restrictions prior to judging in the division. Schools will be expected to educate their judges about the packet and restrictions prior to the tournament.

If you are unfamiliar with the NDCA Novice Packet, please review here . There are additional novice resources available at, including a demonstration debate using novice files.

Topics for debate events:

Policy debate: The current 2023-24 NFHS topic

LD Debate: Sept/October 23 NSDA topic on right to housing

PF Debate: Sept/October 23 NSDA topic on US military presence in the Arctic