JUNIORS EVENTS AND GUIDELINES

We will offer two rounds of speech and two rounds of debate.

  • Juniors events are only for students who are 5-11 years old on Oct 1 of the current season. Junior debate event is for students who are 9-11.
  • Juniors speech registration fee is $10 for the first event, $5 for each additional event. Juniors debate event is $10 per student.
  • Juniors can register using the Student Registration tab at the top of this webpage, just like Seniors.
  • Juniors may only register for a maximum of three speech events. There is no script submission for Juniors.

Debate
The junior debate resolution is Resolved: The United States Federal Government should abolish the penny.

  • One mentor is allowed per team. You may pick a senior student or one will be assigned to you on-site.
  • Those doing debate should be sure to read the guideline sheet listed below.

There will be two rounds for the Juniors in the following categories
(Click on each event for the corresponding guidelines.)
Junior Apologetics
Juniors Expository
Juniors Impromptu
Juniors Interp - Individual and Duo
Juniors Platform
Juniors Debate (for 9-11 year olds)

Judges for Juniors


  • Senior students who would like to judge Juniors speech events need to meet at least ONE of the following criteria: 1) Have participated in at least one NITOC-modeled tournament as a Senior. 2) Are sixteen years of age.

  • Sign-up sheets will be available throughout the tournament.

  • Juniors Judges need to arrive 15 minutes before each Juniors round in order to judge. At that time, they'll go through a short judges' orientation to prepare them.

Juniors Apologetics Questions
Who is God?

Can God be everywhere (Omnipresence)?

Does God know everything (Omniscience)?

Is God all-powerful (Omnipotent)?

Does Heaven exist?

Why did God create man?

Why is Jesus special?

Who wrote the Bible?

What is sin?

Why does God love me?

Why is the Bible special?

Why did Jesus die on the cross?

Where is Jesus today?

QUESTIONS? Contact the Juniors Tournament Director, Kim Martinez at (817) 485-5603.