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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
NFHS Policy Debate Topic Selection Information
2023-24 Topic Synopsis
2023-24 Topic Ballot
2023-24 Final Topic Synopsis/Ballot