WKU Forensics hosts a number of events each year. Below you will find a column of annual forensic tournaments and a column of public showcases of our own speech and debate team.



All tournaments that we host require you to have a Speechwire.com account for online registration. You can create that account at the following URL: https://www.speechwire.com/c-account-create.php Note that we also recommend that when you add students to your team on that website, you create a pronunciation guide for each student whose name you worry may be mispronounced in an awards ceremony.


WKU/Alumni Fall Tmnt – 20-22 Sept 2019

The WKU/Alumni Fall Tournament rolls together an invite-only L-D round-robin, an Open L-D tournament, and two IE tournaments into one weekend. We offer novice divisions in L-D debate, and top novice awards in IEs. Last year’s overall team sweepstakes champion for individual events and debate was Illinois State University. The overall individual events champion was the University of Alabama. And the quadrathon champion for Sunday was Melissa Fuentes, of Bradley University.

Online Registration: (if you are staying for IEs on Sunday, also register for Sunday as a separate tournament)
Parli, Day 1 IE, and L-D: register Fri/Sat
Day 2 IE: register Sunday



Junior Hilltopper Classic – 23 Nov 2019

Final round postings
The Junior Hilltopper Classic is an annual junior high speech tournament, providing competition in all junior high KHSSL events. Last year’s team sweepstakes champion was SCAPA Bluegrass.

Registration: Junior Hilltopper Classic online registration will be available soon



Senior Hilltopper Classic – 7 Dec 2019

Competitor reads final round postings
The Senior Hilltopper Classic is our annual high school speech tournament and debate, providing competition in all senior high KHSSL IE events, including Student Congress and Public Forum debate. Last year’s team sweepstakes champion was Danville High School.

Registration: WKU Senior Hilltopper Classic online registration



The 2019-20 showcases will be announced in late August of 2019.