Copy of NFO Open

Quick Info

Where? Hosted in Each Country/Region Online via NSDA Campus

Who? Middle School & High School ● Open-Entry ● All Skill Levels

When? September to March ● Up to 7 Open Tournaments per Year Based on Team Capacity

Events*? Speech: Extemp, Dramatic Interp, Original Oratory, Informative Speaking, Duo Interp, Humorous Interp, Impromptu, and Program of Oral Interpretation. Debate: Congressional, Lincoln Douglas, Policy, Public Forum, Parliamentary, and World Schools. 

*Stay tuned for additional new events in upcoming tournaments

Prize Info

After the tournament, top competitors will be posted on

$100 IN CASH for top team in each division

$50 IN CASH for finalists in each division

$50 IN CASH for top new teams** in each division

**a top new team is a team who has not yet competed in the National Forensics Olympiad during the current tournament year.

Bids Info

Top competitors will earn qualification bids*** into the National Forensics Olympiad Championship.

Bid totals, top competitors and National Forensics Olympiad Championship qualifiers will be posted on results page, accompanied by a tailored biography featuring an image and an introduction spotlighting relevant personal background and achievements for the debate.

***bids will be distributed down to the top x(where x depends on the # of entries in your division) team that does not have >= 1.0 bids (1.0 bids qualifies a team for the National Forensics Olympiad Championship Gold level, 0.5 bids qualifies a team for Sliver level).



You are cordially invited by the USA Forensics Olympiad to join us at the exciting online open tournaments. Enroll immediately below:

USAFO September Open : 9/30 - 10/1

USAFO October Open : 10/21 - 10/22

USAFO November Open : 11/18 - 11/19

USAFO December Open : 12/16 - 12/17

USAFO January Open : 1/20 - 1/21

USAFO February Open : 2/3 - 2/4

USAFO March Open : 3/23 - 3/24 

    CANFO Open

    Participate in the online open tournaments, as the Canadian Forensics Olympiad extends a heartfelt invitation to you. Complete your registration below promptly:

    CANFO November Open : 11/11 - 11/12

    CANFO December Open : 12/09 - 12/10

    January, February, & March Open : TBD


    CHIFO Open

    The Chinese Forensics Olympiad warmly welcomes your participation in the forthcoming online open competitions. Don't wait, join below:

    CHIFO December Open : 12/16 - 12/17

    January, February, & March Open : TBD


    INDFO Open

    Join us at the online open tournaments, courtesy of the Indian Forensics Olympiad, for an unforgettable experience. Start your journey by signing up below:

    INDFO November Open : 11/11 - 11/13

    INDFO December Open : 12/16 - 12/17

    January, February, & March Open : TBD


    IOFR Open 

    If you aren't a citizen or resident* of the USA, Canada, India, or China, you can enroll in the International Olympiad in Forensics Regional (IOFR) Open events, providing the opportunity to qualify for the International Olympiad in Forensics (IOF) in June. Act now, join below:

    IOFR December Open : 12/09 - 12/10

    January, February, & March Open : TBD


    *resident = has resided in said country starting at least 6 months prior to the NFO Open event