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2022 Urban Debate National Championship

Celebrating and Elevating the Urban Debate Network

2022 UDNC

April 8-11
Virtual Event
Details and Schedule 

NAUDL’s Urban Debate National Championship (UDNC) returns this year (virtually) and we are so thrilled to welcome student qualifiers and coaches back for this marquee tournament.

Each of our 22 league partners will be eligible for two varsity high school debate pairs to compete. Teams must consist of students who attend the same school and qualifiers must compete in at least three league sponsored tournaments during the current academic year.

Additionally, we’re excited that this year will also include an evidence-limited JV division for the first time. The goal of this division is to reward diligent JV debaters who have persisted in debate during the last two seasons. Participation will also provide an opportunity for more debaters to see themselves as part of the broader urban debate community.

Finally, the UDNC will also host the annual NAUDL Coach Appreciation ceremony, celebrating the commitment and dedication of the nearly 500 coaches in the Urban Debate Network.

Questions about the Expo? Contact  Taylor Beck at


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