Great Midwestern Novice and JV Debate Championships

2018 — Iowa City, IA/US


Iowa City West High School
2901 Melrose Ave
Iowa City, IA, 52246

Dear Colleagues:

As the end of the season approaches, there are numerous opportunities for varsity debaters to continue debating; it is our hope that we can provide one more valuable opportunity for novice and JV debaters this year.

The Great Midwestern Novice and JV Debate Championships will be held at West High on March 23-25.  We will offer the following events:

  • First and Second Year Congressional Debate (one combined division)
  • First Year Public Forum Debate
  • First Year Lincoln Douglas Debate
  • Second Year Lincoln Douglas Debate
  • First Year Policy Debate
  • Second Year Policy Debate

This year’s schedule includes six rounds of debate, breaking to quarterfinals in each division (though we reserve the right to change what we break to depending on entries). 

We will do our best to allow everyone who wants to to attend, but get your entry in early as we have limited space. We will initially limit each school’s entries to six in each novice division and four in JV Policy and LD but encourage you to utilize the waitlist as we hope to be able to let additional entries beyond that into the tournament.

We ask that you read through the information on this site carefully as it contains important details about eligibility requirements, topics, judging requirements, fees, lodging, etc.  Please direct any questions to Megan.

We hope you will join us!     

Megan Johnson, Director of Speech & Debate -
Travis Henderson, Assisant Coach -