IHSA Administrator

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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2022-23 State Final Results 

Lincoln Douglas 

Lincoln Douglas Championship Round 

Policy - Policy Speaker 

Public Forum 

Public Forum Championship Round 

Student Congress

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.  



NFHS Policy Debate Topic Selection Information 

NFHS Selects “Economic Inequality” as 2023-24 National High School Policy Debate Topic

2023-24 Topic Synopsis

2023-24 Final Topic Synopsis/Ballot

Policy Debate Quarterly