National Tournament

2019 Nationals Overview

Dallas, Texas

The National Speech & Debate Tournament returned to Dallas, Texas, June 16-21, 2019. The Middle School National Tournament took place June 18-21, 2019. We enjoyed hosting you during the largest academic competition in the world!

Tournament Book and Guidebook App

You’ll receive a printed copy of our official program during on-site registration in Dallas, but if you’re looking to get a jump on things, you can access a digital copy below! Plus, our free Nats19 Guidebook app contains maps, schedules, postings, and more! It will serve as your number one source for tournament notifications and updates.


Is your team hoping to qualify for the National Tournament this year? With Edco, our fundraising partner, you can easily set up an online fundraising page for your team and receive support in the fundraising process. Edco empowers students and teachers to raise money from family, friends, and other members of their community. Be sure to visit Edco’s website or email for more information.

Future Host Sites

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2019 | Dallas, Texas – June 16-21
2020 | Albuquerque, New Mexico – June 14-19
2021 | Des Moines, Iowa – June 13-18
2022 | To Be Determined
2023 | Phoenix, Arizona – June 11-16

The National Association of Secondary School Principals has placed this program on the 2018-2019 NASSP List of Approved Contests, Programs, and Activities for Students.