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2021 Debater of the Year Application

Jan 20, 2021 to Feb 14, 2021

Online Application

2021 Debater of the Year

First Round deadline: Sunday, February 14, 2021

The Urban Debater of the Year is awarded to a debater who demonstrates:

  • Commitment and dedication to debate
  • Improvement in their performance in debate and in school
  • Academic excellence
  • Leadership in their school, urban debate league, and community

To be eligible for nomination, a debater must be:

  • A high school senior graduating between January and June 2021
  • An active competitor in their urban debate league for at least two years
  • A student with a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 2.0
  • Able to attend NAUDL’s virtual National Debate Expo in April

One Debater of the Year (DOY) is joined by seven finalists. Each receive a scholarship and the DOY will make a speech at the Debate Expo this spring.

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