Welcome to the home page for the 2024 NPDA Championship Tournament tournament hosted by The University of Utah on Mar 15-17, 2024 for College students.

Status: Tournament Completed

Welcome to the homepage for the 31st annual NPDA Championship Tournament, hosted by the University of Utah's John R. Park Debate Society on March 14th-17th, 2024.

Tournament Live Document


The entire invitation is included to the right of this message. Please note the following important dates!

By Monday, February 26, 2024, The following items need to be completed:
Entry: Tournament entry will be collected using Forensics Tournament. A complete entry includes the names of all debaters and critics.
Fees: Tournament fees must be paid. Payment can be made through Forensics Tournament or by check. If you are sending a check, it needs to arrive at the NPDA Treasurer’s office by February 26. No personal checks are accepted.
Student Eligibility: Student eligibility forms are due by email (weilerba@whitman.edu) to the tournament director. The documents must include the signature of the program’s director, the signature of the college/university Registrar, and the seal of the institution.
Critic Certification: Critic certification forms due by email (weilerba@whitman.edu) to the tournament director.
Judge Philosophies: Critic philosophy statements are due to Forensics Tournament. Philosophy statements must meet the minimum standard for acceptance (see Critics section of the invitation). Critics must enter the email addresses where they will receive ballots during the tournament.
Responsibility Forms: Program Responsibility forms due by email (weilerba@whitman.edu) to the tournament director.
Title IX Training: All observers, judges, coaches, critics, and other attendees must have completed Title IX training. If you have not completed a training through the institutions with which you are associated, please use this link to access training. We prefer you use your home institution for certification if possible.

On Monday, March 11, 2024, the critic strike page will be enabled (if numbers allow for strikes). Each critic’s judging philosophy will be available via Forensics Tournament prior to March 11, but strike submission will begin on March 11th.

On Thursday, March 14, 2024 programs need to:
○ Finalize strikes and submit strikes. Any strikes that are submitted late cannot be guaranteed.
○ Submit any ADA accommodation requests.
○ Register in-person. Teams failing to register will be removed from the tournament.

Failure to meet any of these deadlines will result in the removal of teams from the Championship Tournament and the surrender of all registration fees.