Director's Letter

Plans are nearing completion for the 75th National Debate Tournament hosted by Harvard Debate. The NDT Committee has worked hard throughout the year to bring you a top-quality online national tournament experience. Several rule changes will be in effect at this year’s tournament, including a number of rules specific to an online NDT. Therefore, please review this document carefully. 

About NDT

The National Debate Tournament is held once per year. College teams from across the United States compete for the championship.

Current Members

The National Debate Tournament has over 50 colleges and universities that make up its membership.


Member school can pay dues, other tournament and organization fees, and update their school information by logging in. 

At-Large Bids

Members can pay their fees using our online system or sending in a check. All members should first submit the application online.