Granite City State Prep Invitational

2024 — Granite City, IL/US

Granite City Warriors State Prep Invitational 2024

Granite City Senior High School is thrilled to host the Southern Illinois State Prep Invitational on Saturday, February 24, 2024. This will be a four round Public Forum and Lincoln Douglas tournament open to all debaters new and experienced alike. We look forward to seeing you there!

PF Topic: Resolved: In the United States, collegiate student-athletes should be classified as employees of their educational institution.

LD Topic: Resolved: The primary objective of the United States criminal justice system ought to be rehabilitation.

Divisions: Novice: Debaters in their first year of debate (No Seniors!)

Junior Varsity: Debaters in their 1st or 2nd year of debate. (First year seniors go here).

Varsity: 2+ years of debate experience.

Fees: $10 per debater in LD; $10 per team in PF. Please make checks payable to

Granite City High School Debate Team

Judging: Each participating school is required to bring at least one judge for every two teams or fraction thereof in each division (PF or LD). Please make sure that all judges are familiar with the style of debate they are scheduled to judge. Varsity judges must be 18 years of age or older and cannot be currently enrolled in high school. ALL JUDGES MUST HAVE A TABROOM ACCOUNT AND DEVICE.

Awards: Granite City has shifted to paper based awards in an effort to keep costs low and debate as accessible as possible to the most people.

Registration: Registration can be found on

Registration closes on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at 4:00 PM

Location & Granite City High School

3148 Fehling Road

Granite City, IL 62040

Saturday 2//24: Enter the school using Exit 1

Student Area: Atrium

Judges/Coaches Lounge: 124 (Breakfast and Lunch)

Tab: Media Center

Wifi Info

Gcsd9-event Password: Speech2024

Disclosing: Judges can provide a brief oral critique that is pertinent for the debaters to work on throughout the day of the tournament, but should NOT disclose the winner of the round.

Tournament Schedule

8:00-8:30 am Registration

8:30 am Judge Meeting Workroom Rm 142 9:00 am Round 1

10:15 am Round 2

11:30 am Lunch

12:00 am Round 3

1:15 am Round 4

Awards ASAP

ALL JUDGES ARE REQUIRED TO BE AVAILABLE TO JUDGE ALL FOUR ROUNDS OF DEBATE. Judges not scheduled should be on stand-by if needed. Also please check Tabroom for your name.

Please ensure you have placed your pizza orders by Thursday, February 22nd at 4:00 pm.