Welcome to the home page for the 2023 NOF Spring Async tournament hosted by National Online Forensics on Feb 13-20, 2023 for Various students.

Status: Accepting Entries

World Schools Debate Topic: Will be announced Mon Jan 30

Async Debate Topic (choose one):


Please use the current Big Questions (self-interest), LD (China), NFA-LD (Political Campaigns), Public Forum (Right to Work), or Policy (NATO) topic if that is your preference; otherwise select one of the follow topics:


Will be announced 2/12 at noon pacific



Extemp Topics (choose one):

 Will be announced 2/12 at noon pacific



Impromptu Topics (choose one)


Will be announced 2/12 at noon pacific


Congress Legislation (will be available here Mon Jan 30)


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 due

Monday, December 12, 6pm Pacific

Preliminary Round   Ballots Due

Thursday, December 15,    6pm Pacific

Elimination Round  Ballots Due

Sunday, December 18,    6pm Pacific

Awards Announced

Monday, December 19, 6pm Pacific


Key Points:

  • 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 roughly 24 hours before the entry deadline (Sunday, noon 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 info@nationalonlineforensics.org 



Danny Cantrell & Robert Cannon


National Online Forensics

  • Sat 01/14/23 6:00 pm
    Start registration (schools can begin registering competitors and judges)