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CEDA Awards Call for Nominations

It's that time again! We invite the community to nominate students, coaches and colleagues for the 2020 CEDA Awards.

Nominations are due Friday, March 13th and are made via CEDA’s website (cedadebate.org). There is a
section on the front page for award nominations.

We are seeking nominations for the following awards:

ALL-AMERICANS – honoring a maximum of 30 students (max of 2 per school) who demonstrate
competitive success, academic success, good conduct, and contributions to their squad.

NATIONAL DEBATE SCHOLARS – honoring students who maintain strong academic records in addition
to their competitive accomplishments. There are four categories of National Debate Scholars:
a. National Debate Scholar – summa cum laude. Minimum 3.75 GPA.
b. National Debate Scholar - magna cum laude. Minimum 3.5 GPA.
c. National Debate Scholar - cum laude. Minimum 3.25 GPA.
d. National Debate Scholar – Honorable Mention. Minimum 3.0 GPA

THE BRIAN “BABY JO” JOHNSTON DEBATER OF THE YEAR AWARD – The Baby Jo Award is meant to
celebrate the best of the best in our community. The ideal candidate demonstrates competitive success
and a commitment to represent the highest values of the debate community.

THE OUTSTANDING NEW COMPETITOR AWARD – this award is for people who began their participation
in interscholastic debate in college, are in their first year of competition and are participating at the
CEDA championship tournament. Applications should demonstrate growth and strong participation in
the activity.

THE MATT GRINDY OUTSTANDING GRADUATE STUDENT COACH – This award is intended to recognize
excellence in graduate and professional obligations as well as their work as coaches.

THE GALENTINE AWARD – This award is named after Rebecca Galentine and is designed to recognize an
outstanding female debate coach in CEDA. The ideal candidate can demonstrate service to programs
and the organization, community building and competitive success.

THE BROWNLEE AWARD – The Brownlee Award is given annually to a forensic educator who
demonstrates outstanding achievement in scholarship, education and service to CEDA. The award is
named in honor of longtime coach and founding CEDA member Don Brownlee.

THE CEDA ALUMNI AWARD - This award recognizes outstanding achievement, contribution and service
by a program alumna of a member school.

THE NATIONAL PUBLIC DEBATE AWARD - This award is given to the intercollegiate debate program
which, over the course of the past academic year, has best advanced the values of debate in the public
sphere.

PUBLIC ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR - The award acknowledges the contribution of an individual during the
past year that made a positive contribution to public discourse on matters of social import.