Welcome to the home page for the 2021 NOF Fall Asynchronous tournament hosted by National Online Forensics on Dec 6-13, 2021 for Various students.

Status: Tournament Completed

 2021 Asynchronous 

Tournaments Invitation

(Invite last updated 10/28/21)

(click here for the full invitation)


Dear Forensics Community,


We are excited to welcome you to our 2021 Asynchronous tournament. This tournament is 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 additional 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, this is sure to be one of the best asynchronous tournaments your students ‘attend’ 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:

Registration & Video Links due


Monday, December 6, 6pm Pacific

Preliminary Round   Ballots Due


Thursday, December 9,    6pm Pacific

Elimination Round  Ballots Due


Sunday, December 12,    6pm Pacific

Awards Announced




Monday, December 13, 6pm Pacific


Key Points:

  • Registration & video links are due by Monday December 6th, at 6pm Pacific on ForensicsTournament.net

  • Students will need to compete with the authorization and support of their school or program’s coaching staff.  No independent student entries will be accepted. 

  • 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 and elementary 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. 

  • Please see the Best Practices section of this invite for tips on how to effectively prepare for competing asynchronously.

  • Limited preparation event (impromptu & extemp) topics will be released 24 hours before the entry deadline (Sunday, Dec 5th 6pm) on the Tournament Home Page. Students should choose one topic from the list and will have 24 hours to record & upload their speech.  

  • There will be a single division for all NOF individual events.

  • 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 info@nationalonlineforensics.org 



Danny Cantrell & Robert Cannon


National Online Forensics


2021 NOF Fall Asynchronous Tournament




  • Please select one (1) of the following quotations. 

  • You do not need to record your preparation time. 

  • Students will have a maximum speaking time of seven (7) minutes.

  • Students should not receive coaching during preparation for their speech.

“You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us. And the world will live as one.” ― John Lennon

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  • Please select one (1) of the following questions.

  • You do not need to record your preparation time.

  • Students will have a maximum speaking time of seven (7) minutes.

  • Students should not receive coaching during preparation for their speech.

  1. Is the world headed to war in Ukraine?

  2. How has the Biden Administration done in its first year?

  3. What should the United States do about rising inflation?