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South Florida Civics & Debate Initiative #6

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General information

This information is from a tournament in a past season!

This is a High School tournament in Florida.

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You are cordially invited to the South Florida Civics & Debate Initiative #6 to be held on-line Wednesday, March 24 2021. This is a 2 round tournament from 4:30-7:30PM EST.

We offer middle school and high school novice competition for all Florida schools regardless of whether you are a participating program in the Florida Civics & Debate Initiative. There is no fee to join our league and our entry fees are low.


EVENTS and DIVISIONS: If numbers allow, we will offer separate middle school and novice divisions. We reserve the right to combine divisions. If we combine divisions, we will offer a Best Middle School Award in addition to the usual awards.

Speechwire student accounts are required for participation at the SFCDI #6. There is a powerpoint with helpful information in the Files for Download tab. Students may also watch this helpful video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQgqptPqNtA

We will be using NSDA Campus for this tournament. Please check tech requirements, ask your IT folks to help, and test the platform well in advance of the tournament. You can find more information in the files to upload as well as visting this site: speechanddebate.org/campus-tech/


  • Lincoln Douglas Debate-We will be using the NSDA March/April 2021 topic: Resolved: The United States ought to guarantee universal child care.
  • Public Forum Debate-We will be using the NSDA March 2021 topic: Resolved: On balance, the benefits of creating the United States Space Force outweigh the harms.
  • World Schools Debate-Both rounds will be prepared motions:
            Rd 1-This house regrets the rise of corporate cultural appropriation
             Rd 2-This house opposes immunity passports.


  • Declamation*
  • Dramatic Performance*
  • Duo Interpretation*
  • Informative Speaking
  • Oral Interpretation of Literature*
  • Original Oratory*
  • Program Oral Interpretation


*Denotes events which will use CFL rules. All other events will use NSDA rules.

Instructions on how to upload speech/inter videos can be found on the “Files for Download” page. Videos must be uploaded by midnight, Monday, March 22, 2021.

JUDGES: Adults, coaches, and qualified varsities with at least 75 NSDA points may judge. Judges need to be trained. They may take the NSDA judge training course if they did not attend any judge training. It is the affirmative duty of the coach to ensure that all judges (except students) must be approved as volunteers through their district’s volunteer system.

All judges must register via Speechwire account by Monday, March 22 at midnight. There is a powerpoint in the Files for Download tab. Judges may also view this helpful video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJXxeVS-KgM


COACHES: Coaches must be available for the duration of the tournament.

FEES: Please make checks payable to and mail to:

The Florida Debate Initiative

c/o Tara Tedrow

215 N Eola Dr

Orlando, FL 32801



Carol Cecil 305-342-9485

Renea Moss 954-599-4730




Manager contact information

Elizabeth Eskin
Email address: elizabetheskin@gmail.com
Phone number: 407-929-6712

Mailing address

Florida Debate Initiative
Attn: Tara Tedrow 215 N Eola Dr
Orlando, FL 32801

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