A NEXT-LEVEL SYNTHESIS OF CIVICS EDUCATION AND DEBATE

A "next-level synthesis" of civics education and debate competition, the NCDC challenges students' civic knowledge, debate skills and endurance. Students compete over three days in different debate events. 

 
 

A RIGOROUS CONTEST THAT THOROUGHLY CHALLEnGES STUDENTS' DEBATE SKILLS

The National Civics and Debate Championship is a rigorous contest that thoroughly challenges students' knowledge, debate skills and endurance. While most conventional debate tournaments require students to compete in only one event, this event, the first and only of its kind, requires students to compete in different debate events on each of three tournament days.

 

the one and only of its kind 

A TRIATHALON EVENT

 

Congressional
Debate

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IMPROMPTU SPEAKING

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EXTEMPORANEOUS DEBATE

This event will offer a unique competitive experience where students must compete in a different event each of the three days of the competition to demonstrate the breadth of their civics knowledge and the diversity of their communications skills. The tournament will culminate in a special awards ceremony in the beautiful hotel ballroom.

All middle and high school students NATIONWIDE are invited to attend. There will be a middle school division and an open high school division.

Registration is now CLOSED.

 

 

We are pleased to offer student scholarships to offset the cost of attending. Scholarship amounts are $1,000 for Florida students and $1,250 for out-of-state students.  There is no limit on the number of students per school who can apply for scholarships.

Deadline for accepting applications has passed.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE

2022 EVENT SCHEDULE

friday, November 11

TEAM REGISTRATION - 12:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.

Caribe Royale

JUDGE TRAINING - 4:00 P.M. - 5:30 P.M.

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OPENING CEREMONY AND DINNER - 6:30 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.

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ICE CREAM SOCIAL - 8:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.

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SATURDAY, November 12

EXTEMPORANEOUS DEBATE ROUNDS - 9:15 A.M - 1:30 P.M.

Lake Buena Vista High School

IMPROMPTU SPEAKING ROUNDS - 2:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Lake Buena Vista High School

CIVICS TRIVIA HOSTED BY FREE DAPS - 7:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.

Caribe Royale

SUNDAY, November 13

CONGRESSIONAL DEBATE ROUNDS - 9:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.

Caribe Royale

CLOSING AND AWARDS CEREMONY - 2:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Caribe Royale

 

OUR STORY 

In November 2021, the FCDI hosted the inaugural National Civics and Debate Championship (NCDC), which showcased a “next level synthesis” of civics education and debate competition. The NCDC thoroughly challenged students’ civics knowledge, debate skills and endurance. Students participated in a three-day competition with over 150 students and 26 teams.

With exemplary performance in rigorous contests aligned with Florida’s standards, students competed in the areas of Congressional Debate, Extemporaneous Debate, Impromptu Speaking and Extemporaneous Sports Analysis (a new event added to attract a new demographic of competitors).

While most conventional debate tournaments require students to compete in only one event, the NCDC “triathlon” required students to compete in different debate events on each of the three tournament days.

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