Thursday, March 04, 2010

Register for the NJFL National Tournament

Attention all middle school debate teams! Registration is now open for the 2010 IDEA/NJFL Middle School National Tournament. This event will be held at Dowling Catholic High School in Iowa City, Iowa on June 24th-27th, 2010. Hosted by IDEA and the the National Forensic League, the National Junior Forensic League tournament is the annual premier event for middle school debate teams. The tournament focuses on preparing young debaters for competition on the national level.

Participants are offered several choices of debate competition styles such as policy debate,
public forum, Lincoln-Douglas, or congressional. Students can also participate in speech divisions that include interpretations, original oratory, extemporaneous speaking, impromptu speaking, or declamation. An exhibition division will also offer storytelling and TV commercial events. Click here to download the complete 2010 tournament manual.

Registration ends May 15, 2010. To register your team, visit the official 2010 IDEA/NJFL Middle School National Tournament website. Registration fees for the tournament also include organizational member fees for both IDEA and NJFL. For more information about this event, contact Elizabeth Carson-Garland at

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