Please note the key dates below for 2021-2022. While we plan to present in person, we could switch to virtual if conditions require.

  • February 1 - Registration Opens
  • March 17 - Registration Closes
  • March 25 - Rosters due to NCASA

Regional competitions will be hosted in April, 2022 at the sites shown below:

  • April 1 in Surry County at Piney Grove Baptist Church
  • April 2 at Fayetteville school To Be Determined
  • April 2 at Jay M Robinson Middle School
  • April 2 at East site TBD

The State Finals will be April 23 hosted by Jay M Robinson Middle School of Charlotte.

2022 Extemporaneous Speaking Topics are shown below:

Regional Topics:

Round 1 - Social Media

Round 2 - Covid-19

Round 3 - Immigration

State Topics:

Round 1 - US - Russia Relations

Round 2 - LGBTQ Issues

Round 3 - Voting Rights

2022 Public Forum Debate Topic: Resolved: Increased United States regulation of Cryptocurrency transactions and / or assets will produce more benefits than harms.

We have resources to help new coaches understand forensics and judges to prepare to judge the events. The Prezi required for all judges is here.

The judge training video for Public Form Debate is here.

A video to help understand Public Forum Debate is here.

All ballots are now posted in the resources section of our website. They can also be found here for Speech events and here for Public Forum Debate.

This link from the National Speech and Debate Association may be used to access the rules which will be used to govern the actual events:

Complete rules are included in the NCASA competition rules linked here. All competition dates are now posted on the calendar.

Events (and number of students per entry)

  • Humorous Interpretation (1)
  • Dramatic Interpretation (1)
  • Extemporaneous Speaking (1)
  • Original Oratory (1)
  • Duo Interpretation (2)
  • Public Forum Debate (2)

Each school may have a maximum of 3 entries per event. Each school may have a maximum of 12 total entries.

Sweepstakes points will be awarded to the top ten entries in each event with first place earning 10 points, second place 9 points, and so on to tenth place earning 1 point.