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You are invited...

Join us for the NCFCA Illinois Speech & Debate Tournament.

Who: Over 150 students ages 13 - 18 from a six-state region are invited to compete at the IL Regional Qualifier.

What: Students compete in 11 speech categories and 2 debate styles. Parents, alumni, and volunteer community judges listen and give feedback. (Judges must be at least 18 years old and must have graduated from high school.)

When: Thursday, January 25th - Saturday, January 27th

Where: First Christian Church, 100 N. Jackson Street, Clinton, IL 61727

You make this possible...

We are so grateful for the 250 community judges who will make this event possible. Here's how you can help:

  • Register for rounds below.
  • Invest 2-3 hours per round.
  • Receive orientation when you arrive. (No previous experience is necessary.)
  • Choose from 11 speech categories and 2 debate styles.
  • Listen and give feedback.
  • Enjoy refreshments.

For more information, contact

You will enjoy your time with us...

  • You will receive a thorough orientation on what to expect by our friendly judge liaison staff.
  • You will be exceptionally well-fed by our fabulous hospitality staff.
  • You will be thoroughly impressed and entertained by our dynamic speakers.
  • You will impact the lives of over 100 future leaders.

In the words of one of our previous judges:

"Everything about this competition was done professionally. I appreciated the fact that time was given to explain how the judging was to be done. I was totally blown away by the level of kids I was judging. The participants all presented their speeches and debates with passion and knowledge...I would encourage all my fellow Kiwanians, Rotarians, Lions, and JA volunteers to join me...Next year I will not only come on my day off but I will take two personal days to do this event." Robert Krakow--IL

If you need one more reason to say "yes" watch a sample from Region VI competitors below:

2015 NCFCA Duo Interp Champion
Click to volunteer.

Select the Region VI. Then select Clinton, IL Qualifier.

National Christian Forensics and Communications Association

NCFCA is a national organization that equips homeschooled high school students to think critically and communicate effectively by offering speech and debate training and competitive opportunities. For more information, visit

Amy Joy Tofte, IL State Representative

It is my privilege to serve families in Illinois. If you would like to learn more about NCFCA or to get involved in a local club, please contact me. I look forward to speaking with you!