Welcome to the home page for the 2022 NOF Fall Async tournament hosted by National Online Forensics on Dec 12-19, 2022 for Various students.
Status: Tournament Completed
Awards Ceremony Link - premieres 6pm pacific on Monday 12/19
World Schools Debate Topic: This house believes that US citizens should be required to vote in federal elections.
Async Debate Topic (choose one):
Please use the current Big Questions (self-interest), LD (China), NFA-LD (Political Campaigns), Public Forum (Great Power Competition), or Policy (NATO) topic if that is your preference; otherwise select one of the follow topics:
1. Experiences (such as a trip) make better presents than objects.
2. Resolved: we are responsible for our own happiness.
3. The United Nations should remove Russia and appoint India to the Security Council.
Extemp Topics (choose one):
1. Can Twitter succeed with Elon at the helm?
2. Was the Brittney Griner exchange the best solution for everyone involved?
3. How can Chinese citizens combat their government’s efforts to prevent protests?
Impromptu Topics (choose one)
- “Gratitude is a powerful catalyst for happiness. It’s the spark that lights a fire of joy in your soul.” – Amy Collette
- “Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows.” -Helen Keller
Congress Legislation (available under tournament documents)
Full Invitation Available here
Dear Forensics Community,
We are excited to welcome you to our 2022-2023 Asynchronous tournaments. These tournaments are a great way to include students who may otherwise be unable to attend online tournaments due to slow Internet speeds or schedule conflicts. Competition will be offered in College, High School, Middle School, and Elementary divisions. It’s also a great way to get feedback on events as each student will be evaluated by 3 judges (1 judge/prelim) with advancing students evaluated by an additional 3 judges (elims). Save money with $0 travel costs. Run by experienced tournament directors, these are sure to be some of the best asynchronous tournaments your students compete in all year.
Our schedule will include three prelims and a final (using Bronze/Silver/Gold award system). Winners will receive bronze/silver/gold medals.
Key Dates - Fall:
Registration & video links are due by Monday by 6pm (pacific) before the tournament on ForensicsTournament.net
Each school is required to judge 1 preliminary round and 1 elimination round for every 2 entries. Because this is an asynchronous tournament, one judge may cover more entries than at a synchronous tournament. For example, a school with 10 entries would need to judge five prelims. These 5 prelims can be judged by a single judge or five different judges. At the discretion of the Tournament Director, uncovered entries may be allowed but penalty fees will apply.
NOTE: Students may both compete and judge divisions (if eligible) during the tournament. For example, college students who compete may judge high school rounds. Contact us if you are interested in being hired as a judge.
The tournament will require you to upload a URL with your student’s speech. Unlisted YouTube videos are recommended. The video uploaded for the NOF Asynchronous tournament should be unique to this tournament. Previously recorded versions of the speeches are not allowed. Coaches are responsible for ensuring unique recordings for the tournament.
Limited preparation event (impromptu & extemp) topics will be released 24 hours before the entry deadline (Sunday, 6pm pacific) on the Tournament Home Page. Students should choose one topic from the list and will have 24 hours to record & upload their speech.
The complete list of NOF rules can be found here.
We hope you and your team can join us for our asynchronous tournament. If you have any questions please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Danny Cantrell & Robert Cannon
National Online Forensics
Sat 11/12/22 6:00 pm
Start registration (schools can begin registering competitors and judges)