Entries by David Song

Year-End Awards Nominations Now Open (Due Wednesday, 3/6)

We’re excited to announce that nominations for the high school CDL Year-End Awards (awarded at the Chicago Debate Championship on March 30th) are now open! Because our awards will include engraved gavel plaques, the turnaround for these nominations is short – we need these by the end of the day on Wednesday, 3/6. These nominations include: Most […]

Illinois Middle School State Championship and Urban Debate Middle School Nationals (Optional, unofficial tournaments in April)

Our friends at the Illinois Middle School Debate League (made up of suburban and parochial schools) are hosting a first-ever Illinois Middle School Debate Championship at Bessie Rhodes School of Global Studies in Skokie on Saturday, 4/6. Note that this is totally optional and NOT an official CMSDL tournament, is not run by our staff, […]

CMSDL Year-End Award Nominations Open (Due by Monday morning – all schools get a Most Valuable Debater award!)

We’re excited to announce that nominations for the CMSDL Year-End Awards (awarded at the Chicago Middle School Debate Championship at CVCA on Saturday, 3/9) are now open! Because our awards will include engraved gavel plaques, the turnaround for these nominations is short – we need these by Monday morning, 2/25. These nominations include: Most Valuable […]

Nominate Your Seniors for National Urban Debater of the Year by Friday!

The Urban Debater of the Year application is now open. What is the Debater of the Year? The Urban Debater of the Year recognizes a debater who demonstrates commitment and dedication to debate, improvement in their performance in school and debate, academic excellence and leadership in their school, urban debate league and community.What is Awarded? Finalists will each receive college scholarships of at least $1000. The Urban Debater of the Year will receive a college scholarship of […]

We want to hear from you at tournaments!

Starting at this weekend’s tournaments, Chicago Debates will begin surveying coaches, students, and judges to get an idea of your experience at tournaments, what we’re doing well, what we can spend time finding ways to improve, and to learn more about the nation’s most important debate league. We will have plenty of copies at these […]