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Illini Forensics Invitational

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This is a College tournament in Illinois.

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Illini Global Forensics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign cordially invites you to take part in our 1st annual Illini Forensics Invitational on Saturday February 20th, and to the Illini Forensics Alumni Invitational, hosted by UIUC alumnus Sean O’Reilly, on Sunday February 21st. 

We will be offering a synchronous IE tournament via Zoom on Saturday and an asynchronous IE tournament on Sunday. We will also be offering a synchronous NPDA-Parliamentary Debate tournament via Tabroom’s NSDA Campus platform on Sunday.

Despite the move to an online competitive format, we are committed to providing you with a professional atmosphere and a spirited competitive experience. As such, EVERY participant and judge competing synchronously MUST have a device with a webcam, microphone or headset, and a Zoom account for speech or Tabroom.com account for debate linked to their email.

If you have any questions, feel free to send us an email. We hope to virtually see you there!

2021 Illini Forensics Invitational Tentative Schedule - IE

Saturday, February 20th

Tournament Notes


Registration and Deadlines

Speech entries are due Feb 16th, 5PM CST on speechwire.com. Asynchronous portion videos are due with entries.

Debate entries are due Feb 16th, 5PM CST on tabroom.com. 

Judge entries are due Feb 16th, 5PM CST


Fees and Judging

IE slots: $8, $18 if uncovered 

Parli teams: $10, $20 if uncovered

Teams/Slots dropped after Wednesday the 17th: $10 

Judges dropped after Wednesday the 17th: $25

Each judge covers 6 IE entries or 2 Parli teams, 

depending on if judging speech or debate

Fees should be paid to Illini Global Forensics via PayPal @illini.forensics


Student Eligibility

Students must be currently enrolled at the college or university under whom they are competing. Students may not have attended a collegiate national forensic/debate tournament in four or more academic years OR completed eight semesters of collegiate competition. A semester is defined as having competed in more than two tournaments. Either of these standards being met (eight semesters of college competition or four years of collegiate national tournament participation) will render a student ineligible to compete in this tournament.


All registration, entry, and tabulation will be done via speechwire.com

  • All 11 AFA events will be offered Saturday and Sunday.

  • Virtual awards will be given to the top 6 finalists in each event

  • All events will use the 2020-2021 AFA-NST guidelines for competition rules and online considerations. 

  • Students are only allowed use of one microphone and one speaker

  • Duo partners are not allowed to perform in the same room for filming

  • Physically present audiences are not allowed


Manager contact information

Amogh Dendukuri
Email address: illini.forensics@gmail.com
Phone number: 630-632-4185

Mailing address

None provided

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