Tournaments and Upcoming Events:
Read President Bailey's Address, "Why the World Needs Pi Kappa Delta" here.
Important National Tournament Reminders:
Students who were NFL members in High School are automatically eligible for membership in Pi Kappa Delta and do not need to pay a separate $35.00 membership fee. To verify membership, coaches will need to present the student's NFL membership number and the name of their high school NFL chapter, and submit the information in advance of the tournament. (We apologize, but if membership verification is not completed in advance, the $35.00 membership fee must be paid in order for the student to be eligible for competition and refunds are not available.) Please submit this form to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than February 24th, 2015.
Chapters dues are $60.00 per year and were due in September. Chapters that pay their dues in advance of the National Tournament are charged $60.00. Chapters that pay their dues at registration are charged $100.00.
Hired Judges, please print and complete this form and bring present it at the tournament registration table. You will also need to have the form signed after your return your ballot each round.View the 2015 National Tournament and Convention Invitation here.
Information about the new interviewing event can be found here: Preparing for interviewing, additional interviewing tips and interviewing job ad. Additional information: Interviewing Ballot , Interviewing Resume Round Ballot , Interviewing Logistics and Clarifications .
Applications for the 2015 All American Awards are located here.
Travel Information for the National Tournament and Convention is located in the latest
edition of The Key.
Public Forum Debate prize money and travel grant funding are now available. Thanks to the National Speech and Debate Association and as a result of a generous $100,000 grant that Pi Kappa Delta has been awarded by the Arthur N. Rupe foundation, $15,000 in prize money and $15,000 in travel grants are available to support competition in Public Forum Debate at the 2015 PKD National Tournament. Click here for information about the prize money and grant funding , as well as for a copy of the application forms. Travel grants are available for all programs, but are ideal for student-run
programs, for new debate teams, or for squads that have not traditionally participated in Public Forum Debate.
View the 2014-2015 PKD Professional Development and Targeted Instructional Grants here . View a copy of a successful grant application here.
Calling all judges, alumni, coaches and competitors: Please help us create a model assessment plan for speech and debate activities by taking these three surveys: Debate Events , Public Events , Interpretive Events.
Get the Latest Copy of The Key here. The key is now a quarterly newsletter with feature stories on a wide variety of topics of interest to Pi Kappa Delta members. To receive your own copy of The Key electronically, click the "Subscribe to PKD" button on the left menu bar.
Interested in creating an oral history of your chapter? check out these excellent Oral History projects from the 2013 PKD National Tournament. Boise State University , Ottawa University, Southwest Baptist University and William Carey.
Would you help PKD and other speech and debate organizations by taking a few moments to tell us what forensics meant to you? Please complete this brief survey on the meaning and value of speech and debate activities.
From the National Office:
View the PKD historical video, footage from the 100th Anniversary Tournament and Convention and footage from the Public Forum Debate Final Round.
High School Students -- Are you interested in intercollegiate forensics? Would you like more information about scholarships, internships, or competitive opportunities? Sign up here to receive information from Pi Kappa Delta and its member chapters nationwide.
Submit an article to The Forensic. Read the call for papers here.