Welcome to the 41st Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament
All tournament events for Sunday have been suspended due to weather concerns. After the completion of Saturday events, competition will resumeMonday at 8am. Please read the announcement here for more details.
City of Cambridge Parking Ban in effect from 7pm Saturday. Please read our announcment here. In short, no cars may be parked on the streets after 7pm. You may park in the CRLS lot, but you MUST remove your car before you leave this evening.
Registration is now closed. If you have any changes, you must email them to Sherry Hall
Tabroom Judge Registration Instructions for Policy, L-D, and PF
The 41st Annual Tournament will be held on President’s Day Weekend, Saturday February 14 through Monday February 16, 2015.
The lodging information for the 2015 tournament is now available on this site. We are still working out some of the details to post the full invitation. We will be offering policy debate, public forum debate, Lincoln-Douglas debate, Congressional debate, Dramatic Interpretation, Humorous Interpretation, Duo Interpretation, Extemporaneous Speaking and Original Oratory. We will not be raising any fees from last year. The site will begin accepting entries to the tournament on December 1, 2014.
If you are interested in judging at the tournament this year, please send an email to: email@example.com with the following information:
Subject line: JUDGE FOR (event that you are interested in judging: CX, LD, PF, Congress)
- Cell Phone Number (and carrier, in case we need to text you)
- Event (CX, LD, PF). Please include which division you would prefer/are qualified to judge. We will place you in a division based on your qualifications and our judging needs.
- Availability. Please consult schedule on this page. Note that each event has a different schedule, so you should put down which preliminary rounds for your preferred event you are available to judge. If you are available full days (Sat, Sun, Mon), you can list that instead of particular rounds.
- Relevant experience (both high school and college participation and judging experience)
- High schools you cannot judge due to conflicts.
Harvard Debate Council Summer Workshops Programs
Debater 4 Social Change Award
The Teach to Learn Foundation will be sponsoring a $500 scholarship to one competitor at The 41st Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament who has worked considerably towards furthering social justice through public service. Ninth through eleventh grade students can use the scholarship to attend a debate camp of their choosing, and twelfth grade students can use it towards their college tuition.
Any student competing in any division of the tournament may apply.
Details follow, and the application will be evaluated by United 4 Social Change.
The application consists of a resume, coach recommendation, and a 500-word personal statement on how the student "has pursued public service as a method of social change." Personal statements that are noteworthy will be shared on United 4 Social Change's website following submissions. All submissions and questions should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for submissions is on February 5th at 11:59pm.
For answers to any questions about the tournament please email