Competition Events - Overview

The NCFL Grand National Tournament offers six speech events and four debate events.

Further information is linked from each event including the event Ballots and Critiques.

All ballots, critiques, and procedures are those used at the NCFL Grand National Tournament. Local leagues and tournaments may establish variations. These are meant only as guidelines. Tournament rules and procedures are documented in the NCFL bylaws.

Read the NCFL Bylaws , before considering participation in the NCFL Grand National Tournament. Failure to comply with event rules may lead to student disqualification.

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Speech Events


Debate Events