NSDA Middle School National Tournament

2017 — Birmingham, AL/US
Tournament details
Tournament book is now online.
Policy and Lincoln-Douglas paradigms are now online.
Reminder that your school's contact person on Tabroom needs to be the one that picks up your registration packet on Tuesday evening. No one else may register your school unless you email me authorization for a certain person to pick it up on your behalf. If you think you may be late to registration, contact me ASAP. 
chamber assignments and the docket are online.
Judge bond checkout
You are eligible to receive your $200 judge bond back if your judges fulfill their obligation. In a form sent out on Tabroom, you pre-selected how to have your judge bond returned. If you asked for a reimbursement check, report to judge bond check-out on Friday, June 23 beginning at 10:30 a.m. in the 2nd Floor Foyer of the BJCC Concert Hall. If you asked for credit to your account, you do not need to attend.
Ballot distribution
At the conclusion of the Awards Ceremony in the BJCC Theatre on Friday, all ballots will be available for pick up by an adult representative from your school. Ballots will not be distributed before awards have ended.
Awards pick-up
Students eliminated in early elimination rounds of PF, LD, and Policy will receive their awards in round. Students who are in quarterfinals of Individual Events and semifinals of Congress will be able to pick up their awards outside of the media center at Huffman on Thursday beginning at 3:30 p.m. or Friday at the Sheraton Hotel East Meeting I. Students in semifinals and finals of Individual Events, finals of Congress, quarterfinals through finals of debate, and top six in consolation events will be presented their awards on Friday at 4:15 p.m. in the BJCC Theatre. Failure to pick up awards will result in a shipping and handling fee if you would like them to be mailed to you.https://ci6.googleusercontent.com/proxy/RnNZfQn2o2xpggJQqefCOervMbPIci5mujDPJnvl43kv6Rtxjyh5gHN_JKVzeU-aaGz3pePFgxfoAAtZJZNx8mveVTc-11j98EfuAJVcumUenA=s0-d-e1-ft#https://ssl.gstatic.com/ui/v1/icons/mail/images/cleardot.gif 
Registration details:

Follow these steps to register:  

1. Be sure that you are up to date in the Points App (school profile page).

a. Does your school have a Middle School Points App account? If not, email info@speechanddebate.org to get set up.

b. Has your school paid your annual dues? 

c. Are all of your students updated on your Points App roster? 

d. Are all of your student fees paid? 

2. Does your school already have a Tabroom account?

a. If NOT: In the upper right corner of this screen, select "Sign Up". Use your NSDA Points App username and password to login.

b. If SO: Go to the "NSDA" tab and select "Link to the NSDA". Login with your Points App username and password. Select "Register for Middle School Nationals". 

3. Review the relevant tournament information in the tabs to your right, the Nationals website, and the Middle School Unified Manual 
4. Register your students. Look to the Payment Process & Fees tab for information on how to pay.
5. Download the Entry Agreement and Media Release forms here: https://www.speechanddebate.org/middle-school-nationals-registration-forms-2017/
6. Submit Congress legislation here: https://www.speechanddebate.org/ms-nats-legislation-upload/


By registering online for the National Tournament, you are confirming the following statement: "I certify that we, the coach(es), student(s), administrator(s) directly affiliated with our NSDA chapter, have agreed that the student performance(s) reflect(s) our school standards in terms of subject matter, language, and use of gesture."


Important Notice

The 2016 Salt Lake City Nationals was the last time a club or non-school member could enter the Middle School National Tournament. The Board of Directors affirms the creation, support, and development of speech and debate programs at the middle and secondary levels through accredited public and private schools. Beginning with the 2016-2017 school year, all members of the Association must be school-based. For any club or organization that does not currently have a school-based membership, the Association is eager to work with you to create school based speech and debate teams. Students who are currently Association members through their area non-school-based clubs and organizations may request to have their memberships transferred to their accredited public and private schools. Homeschools and virtual schools that are recognized by the state in which those schools compete may join the National Speech & Debate Association.