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Dear Speech and Debate Coaches,
Denver South would love for you to join us for Denver Public Schools Tournament on January 20th, 2023.
We will be hosting this tournament in person at South High School.
We will be offering at least 3 preliminary rounds and finals in all events.
Denver Public Schools Commitment to Inclusion:
"In DPS, we are proud to be a Safe and Welcoming School District, where we are dedicated to helping Every Child Succeed. DPS embraces our diverse students, families and communities. One of our district’s core beliefs is that diversity is a community treasure and equity is at the core of our mission. We commit to building a culture that embraces the unique identity and potential of every child." https://www.dpsk12.org/safe-and-welcoming-school-district/
Judges: Each school is responsible for providing judges. The tournament will not be paying the judges that you provide to cover your entries. Judges must be available for the three preliminary rounds and the final round. One judge must be provided for every two debater entries. One judge must be provided for every 6 events entries. Judges should be entered in Speechwire by Wednesday, January 17th. Judges are responsible for checking for ballots at the appropriate times. Judges are advised to please start rounds and return ballots as soon as possible to ensure a prompt schedule.
Debate Resolutions: We will be using the PF January NSDA resolution, the LD January/February NSDA resolution, the 2023-24 NSDA Policy resolution.
International Extemp Topics: Round 1 - Europe, Round 2 - Africa & Latin America, Round 3 - Asia, Final Round - Global Issues
National Extemp Topics: Round 1 - Labor & Economy, Round 2 - Science & Technology, Round 3 - US Justice System, Final Round - Electoral Politics
Registration: Please register at www.speechwire.com. 
Rules: We will be using NSDA rules for all competition which can be found here https://www.speechanddebate.org/wp-content/uploads/HS-Unified-Manual_2020-2021.pdf. 
We will be enforcing the NSDA harassment and discrimination policy which can be found at https://www.speechanddebate.org/inclusion/ and is embodied in this statement from the NSDA: 
The National Speech & Debate Association is committed to providing its participants, judges, coaches, and staff the opportunity to pursue excellence in their endeavors. This opportunity can exist only when each member of our community is assured an atmosphere of mutual respect. The NSDA prohibits all forms of harassment and discrimination. Accordingly, all forms of harassment and discrimination, whether written or oral, based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by any applicable federal, state, or local law are prohibited, whether committed by participants, judges, coaches, or observers. Individuals who are found to have violated this policy will be subject to the full range of sanctions, up to and including removal from the tournament premises.
— Approved by the NSDA Board of Directors on December 13, 2018
Please make checks payable to:
Denver South Speech and Debate
1700 E Louisiana AVE
Denver, CO 80210
OR you may use a credit card for payment by contacting the Denver South treasurer, Estrella Flores at e_flores-chavez@dpsk12.net.  
Questions: Please contact Jenny Redlin (text or call 218-766-3951 or email jennifer_redlin@dpsk12.net) or Lauren Godbey (lauren_godbey@dpsk12.net)


Important tournament rooms

Extemp Prep - 201

Manager contact information

Jenny Redlin
Email address: jennifer_redlin@dpsk12.net
Phone number: 218-766-3951

Mailing address

Denver South High School
1700 E Louisiana AVE
Denver, CO 80210

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