We will follow the NCFCA dress code with an exception for Juniors and Beginners. Please be aware that ALL competitors (including Juniors) MUST stay in tourney attire until the conclusion of the Closing/Awards Ceremony.

DRESS CODE

SPIRIT OF THE DRESS CODE
The spirit of the dress code is modesty and professionalism with the intent to glorify Christ. The goal is to minimize the focus on the body or outward appearance and maximize the focus on the development of ideas and communication skills.

LETTER OF THE DRESS CODE
Competitors must be professional, clean, and well-groomed.

DEBATE DRESS CODE
Gentlemen - Gentlemen shall wear suits or sport coats and ties.
Ladies - Ladies shall wear either dresses or suits. Hemlines must fall to at least the knee.

VIOLATIONS
Penalty - If a judge finds that a debater has violated the dress code, that debater's team shall be given a loss for the round and a chance to change into appropriate dress.
Appeal - Debaters may appeal to the Tournament Director for a final decision in such cases.

Beginners and Juniors: Modesty guidelines apply; however, boys do not need to wear a suitcoat, sweater, or tie. Slacks and a dress shirt are acceptable.