Please note the key dates below for 2021-2022. While we plan to present in person, we could switch to virtual if conditions require.

  • February - Registration Opens
  • March 17 - Registration Closes
  • March 25 - Rosters due to NCASA

Regional competitions will be hosted in April, 2020 at the sites shown below:

  • April 2 in Surry County site TBD
  • April 2 at Fayetteville school To Be Determined
  • April 2 at West site TBD
  • April 2 at East site TBD

The State Finals will be April 23 host TBD.

Extemporaneous Speaking Topics and Public Forum Debate topics will be released in January

We have resources to help new coaches understand forensics and judges to prepare to judge the events. The Prezi required for all judges is here.

The judge training video for Public Form Debate is here.

A video to help understand Public Forum Debate is here.

All ballots are now posted in the resources section of our website. They can also be found here for Speech events and here for Public Forum Debate.

This link from the National Speech and Debate Association may be used to access the rules which will be used to govern the actual events:

Complete rules are included in the NCASA competition rules linked here. All competition dates are now posted on the calendar.

Events (and number of students per entry)

  • Humorous Interpretation (1)
  • Dramatic Interpretation (1)
  • Extemporaneous Speaking (1)
  • Original Oratory (1)
  • Duo Interpretation (2)
  • Public Forum Debate (2)

Each school may have a maximum of 3 entries per event. Each school may have a maximum of 12 total entries.

Sweepstakes points will be awarded to the top ten entries in each event with first place earning 10 points, second place 9 points, and so on to tenth place earning 1 point.