In order to receive MSDL Speech sanctioning, a speech tournament must offer all 16 MSDL categories plus Student Congress, unless given specific approvals by the MSDL Board. Other speech categories will not qualify students for States. To receive Debate sanctioning, a tournament must offer at least one of Novice or Varsity LD, Novice or Varsity Policy, or Public Forum Debate. Fall debate tournaments should also offer JV LD. Other debate division levels may qualify students for States, however, you must have the Board's prior approval. Consult the MSDL Bylaws and Rules and Procedures on the website for additional information.
Please download the following sanctioning form to apply to host a tournament during the 2017-2018 season. Completed forms should be e-mailed to the president, Susan Marianelli, by May 5, 2017.