Meet our Newest Gold Sponsor, ASDA!

Help us welcome our newest Gold Sponsor, the American Speech & Debate Association! And don't miss out on their writing competition with cash prizes!

October 15, 2022

We’re excited to introduce you to our newest Gold Sponsor, the American Speech & Debate Association! (And be sure to read to the end—don’t miss out on ASDA’s free writing competition with CASH prizes! Details at the end of the post.)

ASDA has partnered with organizations you are probably already familiar with, including Lasting Impact and DFW Speech & Debate. ASDA is offering TP (“The United States Federal Government should significantly reform its import and/or export policy within the bounds of international trade”) and LD (“The individual right to property ought to be valued above the economic interest of the community”), and offers a variety of individual speech events. See more details here.

ASDA hosts a number of tournaments, both in-person and online, which you can check out at their Tournament Calendar.

The ASDA has generously offered $15 off of league membership for ALL Ziggy competitors, regardless of final placement.

Click here to contact Abby Tree for more details on redeeming your discounted membership.

ASDA’s Mission

The American Speech and Debate Association (ASDA) is a faith-friendly organization that believes that formal speech and debate can provide a means for students to learn and exercise analytical and oratorical skills, addressing life issues in a manner that advances civil discourse, promotes expressions of faith and provides a sense of higher purpose. To provide these opportunities to students of all faiths, ASDA facilitates tournaments throughout the country.

Why choose American Speech and Debate Association

• ASDA provides competitors a respectful environment to express their thoughts and beliefs.
• ASDA assists youth in developing their critical thinking and public speaking skills.
• Competitors will improve their social-emotional skill by practicing advocacy and civility. 
• ASDA encourages collaboration and fosters friendships with those of varying beliefs.
• In ASDA, competitors are prepared for college and their careers through the opportunities to develop and present their ideas with clarity and respect.

Don’t Miss ASDA’s Free Writing Competition

Starting today (October 15), ASDA is hosting a writing competition for students ages 8–18. Entries are accepted until December 1, 2022. Entry in the competition is currently FREE.

Topic categories are “Original” and “Values and Faith” categories. Winners will be announced at ASDA January Tournament

ASDA believes that excellence in speaking and debating begins with excellence in writing. They will reward that excellent with cash prizes of $25, $50, and $100 in each category and each age group.

Full competition details can be found here.