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State Tournament

State Finals: March 12-13, 2021

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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 Lainee McGraw, IHSA Debate State Final Manager, Carl Sandburg High School, at emcgraw@d230.org.




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2021 IHSA Legislation for Student Congress


  • Congress Memo
  • Preliminary Legislation Assignments
  • Elimination Legislation Assignments
  • Resolution Template
  • Bill Template
  • Congressional Legislation Packet