2019 National Speech and Debate Tournament.


The National Speech and Debate Tournament is the largest academic competition in the world.

In 2019, it will be held in Dallas Texas.

New Mexico can qualify upwards of 40 students this year.

Each student requires $1,500 to compete.


The mission may be simple but the impact is huge.

The National Speech and Debate Tournament gives students across New Mexico a chance to make sure their voices are heard.

The core values of the National Speech and Debate Association are integrity, inclusion, leadership, and service. The students who qualify to represent New Mexico at the National Tournament epitomize these values on a daily basis.

New Mexico has been proud to sponsor finalists for the prestigious NSDA Student of the Year Award, several national debate and IE finalists, and the first championship team for World Schools Debate.

Every student that attends nationals requires roughly $1,500 for travel, registration, and hotel fees. Every dollar you contribute supports success in our school and in our state.

By contributing to our funds, you may be helping to sponsor the next national debate champion, the next inspiring orator, or the next great actor to come out of New Mexico. Either way, you will be ensuring that every student in the state has the opportunity to achieve their best at the largest academic competition in the world.