Welcome to the home page for the 2020 National Online Collegiate Forensics Festival tournament hosted by Online on Apr 25-26, 2020 for College students.

Status: Tournament Completed

Full Invitation Here


Dear Forensics Community,


In an effort to celebrate the 2019-2020 forensics season and provide a culminating tournament experience for students, we are proud to announce the 1st Annual National Online Collegiate Forensics Festival.  This will be a synchronous video conference style festival held Sat April 25-Sun April 26.  


While the festival hopes to mirror much of traditional championship tournament practices, we should say from the start that we are not trying to replace CCCFA, Phi Rho Pi, AFA, NFA, etc…  Online video conferencing is a far cry from the traditional forensics model.  We do not aim to replace traditional forensics tournaments or championships - hence, the purposeful use of the word “festival” to describe this event.  However, we also want to provide a space for students to showcase their talents and skills.


We also recognize that a synchronous tournament may not work well for all students and all programs. If it’s not going to work, we strongly encourage you to enter the ProtoCommunications Asynchronous Tournament.


Key Points:

  • There will be no entry fees. 

  • Registration is due by Wed April 22 6pm Pacific time on ForensicsTournament.net

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

  • Each school is required to provide one judge for every 5 IE entries per pattern/2 debate teams. Uncovered entries will not be permitted. Please see HiredJudge.com if you need to arrange for judges.

  • The tournament will use synchronous video conferencing. Please see the Best Practices section of this invite for tips on how to effectively use the platform.

  • There will be a 4yr and 2yr division for all events.  (Note: all students may compete in the 4yr division but only students eligible for Phi Rho Pi 2020 will be able to enter the 2yr division). Events with small entries may be collapsed. 

  • All 11 individual events (with some modifications) and NPDA, NFA-LD, IPDA, BP debate will be offered. 

  • Some final rounds and the Awards ceremony will be live-streamed on YouTube.


We hope you and your team can join us April 25-26 for a celebration of the hard work our forensics students have been doing all season.  If you have any questions please feel free to email us at danny@forensicstournament.net


Sincerely,



Danny Cantrell

Mt. SAC

Tournament Director

Robert Cannon,

Wilshire Academy

Tab

Brianna Broady (PCC) & Jedi Curva (ELAC),

Competitor and Judge Liaisons 

Angelica Grigsby,

Maricopa Speech & Debate

Topics, Extemp & IPDA Prep

Jacqueline Yu 

(CSU Fullerton) & Jules French (IVC)

Awards