NSDA Middle School Nationals

2020 — Albuquerque, NM/US

Entry Requirements

Required Forms:

Entry Requirements:

  • Students that are have completed their 5th through 8th grade years are eligible to register.
  • Each school may enter six entries per event.
  • Registration may close early for events that reach their cap due to space restrictions. Registration is first come, first served. 
  • There is no waitlist for this tournament.

Patterns for Speech Events:

Pattern A: Prose, Poetry, Informative Speaking, Extemporaneous Speaking, Duo Interpretation, Declamation
Pattern B: Storytelling, Program Oral Interpretation, Original Oratory, Dramatic Interpretation, Humorous Interpretation, Impromptu

Note: Debate entries (LD, PF, Policy, Congress, WSD) may not enter in speech. In speech events (except Extemp), students can enter two events per pattern (A or B). If a student participates in Extemp, they may not enter in another event in Pattern A, but may enter 2 events in Pattern B. 

Supplemental Events

There will be no supplemental events at the 2020 Middle School National Tournament due to lack of interest. Informative Speaking has been made a main event.

Policy Debate Case Limits (Affirmative Only):

These will be posted by March 1.

School Eligibility:

As a reminder, only school-based members are allowed to enter the Middle School National Tournament. For any club or organization that does not currently have a school-based membership, the NSDA is eager to work with you to create school-based speech and debate teams. Please contact info@speechanddebate.org for more information.

More info found at https://www.speechanddebate.org/middle-school-unified-manual/