Welcome to the home page for the 2023 IIFA--IL STATE Tournament tournament hosted by @ NIU on Feb 24-4, 2023 for College students.

Status: Accepting Entries

Invitation and Forms HERE

On behalf of the IIFA board, I would like to invite you to join us at the 2023 Illinois Intercollegiate Forensic Association State Tournament. This year the tournament will be held on 2 weekends: (1) IPDA & Parli on Feb 24-25 ONLINE & (2) IE on March 3-4 LIVE AT NIU.

In 2019 we added judge "conflict of interest forms," and swapped groups for poetry and ste/ads. 

If you have questions, feel free to contact me (Vance), as I will serve as Tournament Director.

This year we will again be using forensicstournament.net to run the tournament, so you should make your entry before 5 pm on Tuesday of each week.  You can make drops and substitutions until 5 PM Wednesday of each week.  After 5 PM Wednesday, you should contact Vance by text or cell phone (309-648-7605). If you leave a message, do not assume I have the change unless you get a confirmation from me. 

One final reminder, if you wish to utilize a non-degreed judge, please complete the “Non-Degreed Judge Request.” If you know folks that want to be hired to judge, they can fill out the Hired Judge Form above. These forms must be submitted by Monday of tournament week in order to be considered. We need hired judges even if they can only do a round or two.  

As we do every year, the IIFA board is looking forward to the pleasure of your company at the state tournament.  With your help, we can continue to maintain the high standards of excellence for which Illinois forensics is known and respected.  I look forward to seeing all of you in CyberSpace.


Vance Pierce
Executive Director, IIFA