National Speech and Debate Tournament

2020 — Online, US

Payment & Fees

Updated 4/13/20

Payment Deadline:

Three options for payment. 

1. Pay by credit card or ACH via your NSDA account by May 15. The credit card processing fee has been removed!

2. Mail a check postmarked by May 15. 

3. Send a PO to by May 15. Payment must be received prior to your school's membership renewal.

How to create an invoice:

When you complete your registration, go to the fees tab and ensure everything looks correct. When your entry is complete, click "Invoice NSDA account" on the right side of the page. Then, login to to pay your invoice. View instructions here.

Checks payable to:

National Speech & Debate Association

401 Railroad Place

West Des Moines, IA 50265

Credit card processing fee has been removed!

New in 2020! There is no longer a credit card processing fee.


Full refunds are available for changes made before May 15. 50% will be refunded for any changes made between May 15 - May 22. No refunds will be made after May 22.

If you change your registration details before the May 15 deadline and that results in a lower amount due than what was invoiced to your NSDA account, please call the national office and speak to our finance department. All other overpayments will be refunded after the National Tournament.

Entry fees: 

-Policy, Public Forum, or Duo Interp = $150 per entry

-Speech (except Duo), Lincoln-Douglas, or Congress = $75 per entry

-World Schools District Team = $75 per student 

-Big Questions Debate = $75 per entry 

-Supplemental Events = $20 each event entered, non-refundable

Judge bond:

Each school must post a judge bond of $200. This bond is in addition to entry fees and judge fees. If all judges from a school complete all judging assignments, the $200 will be returned after the tournament using the method selected during registration (on the general tab of your Tournament registration): refund check by mail or credit to your NSDA account. Judge bond refunds will be processed by July 31. 

Failure to report for each round on a day you're obligated will forfeit your judge bond of $200 for the first round missed, and a $100 per judge per round penalty will be assessed thereafter. A school will not be permitted to compete the following year unless all outstanding fees have been paid.