• The Forensic Files
  • National Speech & Debate Association
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  • Student Council

The Houston Urban Debate League’s Annual Awards Luncheon will honor Sylvester Turner, Mayor of the City of Houston as the guest speaker and recipient of the Thomas F. Freeman Award. On Tuesday, April 26 from 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM. Registration and Silent Auction opens at 11:00 AM. The Luncheon will take place at the JW Marriot Houston Downtown 806 Main Street. Sponsorship much be confirmed by April 16th to have your name and logo in the program.

Premier $10,000
Premium seating at table for 10
Participation in the program
Seating of Keynote Speaker at sponsor’s table
Logo and/or name on program and projected during event

Circle of Honor $5,000
Preferred seating at table for 10
Opportunity to have a HUDL student seated
at sponsor’s table
Logo and/or name on program and projected during event

Benefactor $2,500
Dedicated seating at table for 10
Name on program and projected during Luncheon

Individual Tickets $300

To sponsor a table or purchase a ticket, please click here: http://houstonurbandebateleague.org/donate/
If you have any questions, please contact Alex Lopez at alexlopez@urbandebate.org or call 281-460-2921.

HUDL Program Summary

  • Free one week summer debate workshops for students and coaches.
  • Six two-day debate tournaments during the school year, including a city championship. The tournaments will be held Fridays after school and Saturdays.
  • Four Saturday instructional academic seminars/workshops led by lawyers, college professors and other experts on competitive debate.
  • Student and coach access to volunteer, debate expert mentors who are assigned to participating schools.
  • Scholarship awards for selected participating students to advance their knowledge at university sponsored summer workshops.
Mission Statement

The mission of the Houston Urban Debate League (“HUDL”) is to develop and support competitive debate programs in Houston-area public schools.