Sequoyah Autumn Argument

2023 — Canton, GA/US

Sequoyah's Autumn Argument is in-person on Saturday, October 28th!

We offer a variety of debate and speech events for both high school and middle school students.

In the debate category, we will offer Novice and Varsity Policy Debate; Novice and Varsity Lincoln Douglas Debate; and Middle School, Novice, and Varsity Public Forum Debate. All resolutions are set by the NSDA and can be referenced on its TOPICS page. Please note, novice LD debate will NOT use the novice topic on national service but instead debate the current Sept/Oct LD resolution.

In the speech category, the following events will be offered to high school competitors: Dramatic Interp, Humorous Interp, Duo Interp, Program of Oral Interp, Original Oratory, Informative Speaking, Extemporaneous Speaking, and Impromptu.

For middle school speech competitors, we will offer the following events: Dramatic Performance (mix of all interp events), Oratory (mix of original oratory and informative speaking), and Impromptu. Note: If there are enough entries in middle school dramatic performance and oratory to warrant dividing those sections into the specific divisions that mirror those available to high school students, we will do this.


Registration for the tournament will take place available at 7:30am. All schools are asked to check in with the tournament by 8:00am. The posted schedule is based on how events have run in years past. All high school speech and debate rounds will start at 8:30am, and middle school rounds will start at 9:00am. When possible, the schedule will be accelerated to end the tournament as early as possible so the awards ceremony can happen and schools that have traveled far have ample time to get back home. Schools are cautioned to NOT leave Sequoyah in search of food; this may result in a forfeit of a round. Concessions and lunch will be available for students to purchase in the cafeteria, and there will be a hospitality lounge in the media center for coaches and judges.


Policy and Public Forum Debate

$50.00 per entry

Lincoln-Douglas Debate

$25.00 per entry

Individual Events

$25.00 per entry

Duo Interpretation

$50.00 per entry

Middle School Events

$20.00 per entry

Hired Judges

$150.00 per 2 policy teams per division, or 2 LD/PF teams, or 5 IE entries.

Middle school hired judges are $100.

Our team is eager to host you soon! Please reach out with any questions or concerns!

Matt Bartula

Sequoyah High School; 4485 Hickory Rd; Canton, GA 30114

Impromptu Round Hints:

Rd I Disaster Quotations

Rd II Frost Quotations

Rd III Truman Quotations

Rd IV Sandburg Quotations

Tie Breaker Rd (if needed) Fire Quotations

EX Round Hints:

Rd I US EX Topics

Rd II Int EX Topics

Rd III US EX Topics

Rd IV Int EX Topics