Maine State Championship

2021 — NSDA Campus, ME/US

Scheduling and Media Promotion


The State Tournament includes additional rules that extend the day beyond the normal tournament schedule. All participants should anticipate a flexible schedule based on the tentative and loose schedule below:


Tournament check-in


Welcomes and briefings


Extemp draw (extempers report to prep room)


Start all events (Morning session includes two rounds of Speech, three rounds of Debate, and Session I of Congressional Debate.)


Awards Ceremony in auditorium

Note that the State tournament tends to run longer than regular season tournaments. Consequently, tabulation staff aim to run the schedule as efficiently as possible. Participants should remain close to the virtual environment throughout the day in the event officials can accelerate the day.

Coaches or students should reach out to the tournament host to request ADA accommodations.

Tournament Media Promotion

News coverage is some of the best peer pressure to increase school, district and community support for forensics! The MFA may distribute press releases to newspapers, TV stations, the MPA, and other interested parties. In the event that any guests show up, Vice President D’Arcy Robinson will act as liaison/point of contact. It is the affirmative duty for each coach to inform the Executive Committee of any student who is not to be filmed, photographed or interviewed by the media. Please check your team records and discuss with all team members today!

Information will be distributed as it becomes available.