Welcome to the home page for the 2020 The DVC Thing (Sunday IE and NPDA) tournament hosted by Diablo Valley College on Nov 22, 2020 for College students.

Status: Accepting Entries

Dear colleagues and friends,

The Diablo Valley College Vikings are excited to invite you to The DVC Thing, an online forensics tournament that will provide high quality competition and a diverse community to our friends across the country.

In the Viking Age, a “thing” was an assembly where people gathered for their voices to be heard. This early form of the modern-day Parliament served as a forum for open public debate, personal advocacy, and lawmaking, as well as a gathering to share and collect poetry, history, and stories. So, as you can see, our name is not only cute but also clever.

The tournament features a 2-day swing speech and will have separate debate competitions on each day. This gives our speech-focused competitors two separate opportunities for competition, while debate-focused competitors will be able to compete in NPDA, IPDA, and LD; and competitors whose focus are a combination of speech and debate have the opportunity to do both (competitors must choose between LD and IEs on Saturday, and between NPDA and IE’s on Sunday).

Our tournament opens with a full day of competition in IPDA on Friday, followed by awards. Saturday will be Day 1 of our speech swing as well as the LD portion of the competition, followed by a joint award ceremony. Finally, Sunday will be Day 2 of the speech swing as well as our competition day for NPDA, followed by our final award ceremony which will acknowledge awards earned that day as well as 2-day swing awards.

  • Wed 11/18/20 11:55 pm Pacific
    Accepting Entries
  • Thu 11/19/20 11:55 pm Pacific
    Adds, Changes, Drops for Existing Schools only


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