2024 — US



The USA Forensics Olympiad cordially invites you to the inaugural August Open!


This is a National tournament that is a part of the USA Forensics Olympiad(USAFO) 2024-25 Series. Each USAFO year-length cycle consists of monthly tournaments in May-March and a championships event in April.

Top competitors in the Gold & Silver Divisions of the USAFO Championship will be invited to the 2025 International Olympiad in Forensics

USA Forensics Olympiad Open tournaments & the USAFO Championship Open divisions welcome all students 18 & under. No citizenship or location requirements apply. Only the invitational divisions of the USAFO Championship require 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? 8/31 - 9/1


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.



  • Top competitors* in each division earn bids to the Gold/Silver divisions of theUSA Forensics Olympiad Championship event in April
  • $100 IN CASH for top team in each division
  • $50 IN CASH for top team in each division
  • $50 IN CASH for top new team** in each division


2024-2025 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 USA Forensics Olympiad during the current tournament cycle; please view the live doc for more detailed information