2024 — NSDA Campus,

The International Olympiad in Forensics cordially invites you to the inaugural IOF Regional January Open!


The IOF Regional(IOFR) program is mainly aimed towards competitors anywhere outside of the USA. For those in the US, please refer to the USA Forensics Olympiad.

All events and communication will be held using the English Language.

This is an international tournament that is a part of the IOF Regional(IOFR) 2023-24 Series. Each IOFR school year season consists of monthly tournaments in September-March and an invitational championships event in April.

Top competitors in the IOFR Championship will be invited to the International Olympiad in Forensics on June 9-11, 2024.

IOFR Open events welcome all students 18 y.o. & under. No citizenship or location requirements apply, other than that you must reside outside the US(If you are a citizen/resident of the US, please refer to the USA Forensics Olympiad). Only the IOFR Championship requires other qualifications.

You will find all necessary tournament information available at this page.



Quick Info


Debate: Public Forum, Congressional, Lincoln Douglas, Parliamentary, Policy/Public Policy, World Schools

Speech: Extemp(National Extemp), Dramatic Interpretation, Original Oratory, Informative Speaking, Duo Interpretation, Humorous Interpretation, Impromptu, Program of Oral Interpretation

Where? Online via NSDA Campus

When? 1/20 - 1/21


Debate: Congress ~ 3 prelim rounds, >= 1 elim rounds // All Other Debate Events ~ 5 prelim rounds, >= 3 elim rounds

Speech: 4 prelim rounds, >= 1 elim rounds

Who? Non-School teams allowed.


Prize Info

  • Top competitors* in each division earn qualification to the IOFR Championship event in April
  • $100 USD IN CASH for top team in each division
  • $50 USD IN CASH for finalists in each division
  • $50 USD IN CASH for top new team** in each division


2023-2024 School Year Season Schedule

The latest updates on our schedule can be found on our website.


Questions, Concerns, & More Info

If you have any other questions, comments, or concerns, or would like to request more information, please contact us at

*bids will be distributed down to the top x(where x depends on the # of entries in your division) team that does not have >= 1.0 bids; please view the live doc for more detailed qualification information

*a top new team is a team who has not yet competed in the IOFR during the current competition cycle; please view the live doc for more detailed information