CEDA Organizational Awards

All-American Debate Squad Award

All-American Debate Squad The organization should honor a maximum of thirty CEDA debaters as those students who represent the best of intercollegiate debate. They should demonstrate competitive success, academic success,...

National Debate Scholar

National Debate Scholar The organization should honor students who maintain strong academic records in addition to their competitive accomplishments. There will be no minimum or maximum number of students eligible...

Outstanding New Competitor Award

Outstanding New Competitor Award The recipient will be selected among a pool of applicants who began their participation in interscholastic debate in college, are in their first year of competition...

Baby Jo Debater of the Year Award

Baby Jo Debater of the Year Award The annual award named in honor of 1994 CEDA National Champion Brian Johnston is designed to recognize an outstanding debater in CEDA. The...

Matt Grindy Outstanding Graduate Student Coach Award

Matt Grindy Outstanding Graduate Student Coach Award This award is intended to recognize both the pedagogical and competitive contributions to the growth and development of policy debate by graduate student...

Galentine Award

The Galentine Award The annual award named in honor of Rebecca Galentine is designed to recognize an outstanding female debate coach in CEDA. The ideal candidate can demonstrate service to...

Brownlee Award

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...

Alumni Award

The CEDA Alumni Award This award recognizes outstanding achievement, contribution and service by a program alumna of a member school. The best candidates are those who are not active coaches,...

National Public Debate Award

The National Public Debate Award 1. This award is given to the intercollegiate debate program which, over the course of the past academic year, has best advanced the values of...

Public Advocate of the Year

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....

Odenkirk Award

The Odenkirk Award Return to Awards Main Page Past Awardees 2019Michael Eisenstadt & Deven Cooper, UC-Long Beach2020**Not Awarded ? Tournament Canceled ? COVID-19**2021Samantha Godbey, West Virginia University Return to Awards...