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State Tournament

State Finals: Fri.-Sat., March 18-19, 2022

Site: Illinois State University, Normal

Apparel & Souvenirs: Minerva

2021 Debate State Final Awards


2020-21 Topic Synopsis

2020-21 Topic Ballot

2020-21 Final Topic Synopsis/Ballot

2019-20 Final Choices for the National Debate Topic - Arms Sales and Nuclear Strategy

2020-21 Criminal Justice Reform Selected as National Policy Debate Topic


2019-20 Public Forum and Lincoln Douglas Tournaments

Public Forum Debate Workshop

Debate Season

Illinois offers intense 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 Martin Zacharia, IHSA Debate State Final Manager, at marzac@d219.org.



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