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Susie Knoblauch

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State Tournament

State Finals: Friday-Saturday, March 17-18, 2023

Policy: University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, Chicago
Congress, Lincoln-Douglas, and Public Forum: Illinois State University, Normal

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Illinois offers debate competition in the following types of debate: Policy, Congress, Lincoln-Douglas, and Public Forum Debate. Use the links to the side of this webpage to find specific information about Illinois Debate Tournaments. If you have any questions about starting a new team or about tournaments themselves, please contact IHSA Debate State Final Manager, Martin Zacharia at marzac@d219.org.

Invitational Debate Information 

Interested in judging debate?  The IHSA is always looking for debate judges.  Contact IHSA Debate State Final Manager, Martin Zacharia at marzac@d219.org for details and information.  

We are still accepting school entries into the 2022-23 IHSA Debate State Final.  If you are interested in entering the IHSA Debate State Final, contact Carol Carr at the IHSA 309-663-6377 ccarr@ihsa.org.


NFHS Policy Debate Topic Selection Information 

2023-24 Topic Synopsis

2023-24 Topic Ballot

2023-24 Final Topic Synopsis/Ballot