Richmond Public Schools Inner District Invitational

2022 — Richmond, VA/US

RPS Inner-District Invitational

Richmond Community High School (RCHS) is proud to host an in-person speech and debate scrimmage on Thursday, December 8, 5:30--8:30 pm, here at RCHS (201 E Brookland Park Blvd). Our Inner-District Invitational will be a quick two-round exhibition where students will be able to compete in various VHSL categories of speech and debate. While we will not declare overall “winners” at this scrimmage, participants and coaches will get feedback on the ballots. This is particularly good for students newer to speech and debate. This is also an excellent opportunity for new judges to see how rounds run. There are no entry fees for this event. We hope you will join us!


· Lincoln-Douglas

Resolved: The People’s Republic of China ought to prioritize environmental protection over economic growth.

· Public Forum

Resolved: The United States’ strategy of Great Power Competition produces more benefits than harms.

Speech (Students do not need to have pieces memorized.)

· Extemporaneous Speaking

· Original Oratory

· Impromptu

· Storytelling

· Poetry Interpretation

· Prose Interpretation

· Serious Dramatic Interpretation

· Humorous Dramatic Interpretation

· Duo Interpretation


Tabroom registration due by Tuesday, December 6 at 5:00 pm


5:00--5:30 pm — Check-in @ RCHS

5:30--6:00 pm — Judges’ Meeting

6:15--7:15 pm — Round 1

7:15--8:15 pm — Round 2

8:15--8:30 pm — Closing

Please note: We will provide heavy snacks for judges and pizza for students.

Judge Requirements

Debate: 1 judge per 2 entries

Speech: 1 judge per 5 entries


Please contact Vincent Simone at