Stock issues with slight emphasis on communication skills as a whole. The three appeals should all be made in your case and have equal strength. Stay on topic. Spreading is fine, just understand that I have to be able to understand you in order to judge you. Not doing so might result in some misunderstandings on my part, which would help your opposition. I like listening to you speak, and Debate is a speaking competition. I am finding through the tournament that I am also judging on an offense/defense stature between the two opposing teams. The more time you spend attacking your opposition's case, the better.
Characterization and emotion are big with me. If you can move me and make me believe you are your characters, you have a great shot at high rank.
Speech (Extemp & Prepared)
Structure is huge, especially in extemp. Using time and space are icing on the cake. Utilizing the three appeals in OO and persuasive speeches are excellent ways to "win me over."