Speech Tournament Information

Region Speech Meet Sites - Dates - Deadlines

Regional participation: 
All state pre-qualifiers must be registered for and participate in that school’s regional tournament in order to advance to their respective state tournament.  Students who have qualified for state through invitationals must be registered for no more than 2 events on the regional registration form by the 7 day deadline.  Students may not change categories from region to state.  Again, prequalified entries only advance to state through regional competition in those categories as registered. The registration deadline is 11:59 p.m. CDT of the date listed in the NDHSAA system.

Pre-Qualified State Competitors: 2020 Speech Pre-Qualifiers

Regional Speech State Qualifiers
All State Qualifiers Must Be On the 2020 State Speech Qualifiers List Below

Coaches must verify results within the NDHSAA system following their region contest.
Deadline for verification is 4:00 p.m. CDT the Tuesday following the final date for regional contests.  Late results reporting window extends until 4:00 p.m. CDT 3 business days prior to the state contest.  Late entries will not receive scheduling protections and may be scheduled in first available time slot.  Penalty:  $100/entry.

Regional Speech State Competitors: 2020 State Speech Qualifiers

2019-20 Dates

The NDHSAA Board of Directors voted to cancel the remaining 2020 NDHSAA Winter Postseason Basketball Tournaments, Spring Sports and Spring Fine Arts Contests. The cancellation applies to all remaining Association sponsored athletic and arts contests and postseason events. The suspended activities practice guidelines were amended and remain in effect. The amended “canceled activities practice guidelines” can be found at:


2020-21 Dates

State A Speech

State A Speech will be held at Jamestown High School April 17, 2021.

State B Speech

State B Speech will be held at Mandan High School April 24, 2021.

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Updated 05/04/2020