Welcome to the Patrick Henry College Challenge 2022!

March 3-5, 2022

Sponsored by:

Patrick Henry College

The tournament will be held on the beautiful Patrick Henry College campus at
10 Patrick Henry Circle
Purcellville, Virginia 20132

Patrick Henry College is proud to present over $4,500 worth of PHC Teen Leadership Camp awards to Stoa students. These are a $655 value! PHC Teen Leadership Camps offers 11 different camp opportunities spread across 4 weeks (June 19-July 16). If you attend the PHC Stoa tournament in March, you will be entered for a chance to win 1 of 7 different full-tuition scholarships to PHC Teen Leadership Camps in Summer 2022. PHC camps (ages 14-18) are designed with a Christian worldview where teens grow deep in their faith, academic pursuits, and friendships!

Here are the 2022 camp offerings.
Visit https://www.phc.edu/teen-camps-home for more information.

Strategic Intelligence: June 19-25
SI: Advanced (for returning SI campers only): June 19-25
Leadership & Worldview: June 26-July 2
Constitutional Law: June 26-July 2
Literature & History: June 26-July 2
Moot Court: July 3-9
Entrepreneurship & Economics: July 3-9
Speech: July 3-9
Debate: July 10-16
Multi-Media Journalism: July 10-16
Drama & Theater: July 10-16

Registration opens Feb 1, 2022

Opens Tuesday 2/1/2022 at 10:00am ET
Closes Midnight, Tuesday, 2/15/2022 for all events including TP, LD, Parli, and all STOA Speech events

Speech Events (all 12 Stoa events):

(Rules can be found at http://Stoausa.org)

Limited Prep:
Mars Hill (Current Movies, Classic Music Lyrics, Classic Books, the Arts)
Extemp (International, Domestic, and Economic)
Apologetics (Categories 1,2,3,4,5,6)

Original Oratory


Oratory Analysis

Students may register for a max of 3 events per pattern and 5 total per tournament.

Each speech category must have at least 4 competitors to be offered. Patterns will be adjusted after registration closes. Final Round contingent upon event registration numbers.


Debate fees:
$50 per debater (includes cafeteria lunch and dinner)

Speech fees:
$40 for first speech event includes cafeteria lunch and dinner).
$5 for each additional event.


No outside food is permitted on the PHC campus.
Additional cafeteria lunches and dinners for non-competitors may be pre-purchased at the time of registration. The cost is $8/meal

Cafeteria lunches and dinners may be purchased on the days of the tournament, but the cost will be substantially higher than pre-purchase prices. The cost will be $11/meal
The PHC Coffee Shop will NOT be open.
Please see Food tab at left for details.


For questions, please contact:
Speech Tournament Director: Sara Davis, aboundinginhisgrace@gmail.com
Parliamentary Tournament Director: Arielle Knight, arielle@arielleknight.com
TP/LD Tournament Director: Ann Lopez, lopez.clan@gmail.com

Script Submission

IMPORTANT: There will be NO on-site script submission for the PHC Challenge Speech Tournament.
DEADLINE for script submission will be midnight Friday, Feb 25, 2022.
Follow the link on the left for more details.

Thursday TP/LD Debate Check-In:

Team Policy Debate
6:50 - 7:15 Barbara Hodel Center Lobby
7:15 - 7:30 AM Prayer & Announcements, Hodel Center Gym
Lincoln Douglas Debate
8:20-8:45 Barbara Hodel Center Lobby
8:45-9:00 Prayer & Announcements, Hodel Center Gym

Friday Parli Debate Check-In:

7:00 - 7:20 AM Barbara Hodel Center Lobby
7:20 - 7:30 AM Prayer & Announcements, Hodel Center Gym

Saturday Speech Check-In:

7:00 - 7:30 AM Barbara Hodel Center Lobby
7:30 - 7:50 AM Prayer & Announcements, Hodel Center Gym

Judge Requirement: 

Each competitor MUST provide a judge available to judge two rounds for each event the competitor has entered. There is a six-round family cap. Please encourage community and alumni judges to sign up through the judge registration link. Because of the way that judges are assigned to rounds, YOU MUST BE THERE FOR THE TIMES FOR WHICH YOU HAVE REGISTERED.
In addition, local competitors (those living within 30 miles of the tournament) are asked to recruit at least (4) rounds of community or alumni judging.

Community Judges:

Judge Orientation will be virtual this year. Please see judge tab.

Patrick Henry College Campus Tours

Saturday, March 5 9:45-10:30a.m. & 3:00-3:45p.m.

*COVID-19 Details/Requirements for Building Usage *

1. Each participant must self-monitor. Entrance is restricted to those who have had no flu-like symptoms in the previous two weeks or meet the CDC guidelines for resuming close contact with others: 3 days with no fever (100.4°F or higher) and respiratory symptoms have improved and it has been 10 days since symptoms first appeared.
2. Masks or face shields are not required to enter the facility at this time. Usage is at the discretion of the Client. The College will give notice in advance if there is a change to this policy. 3. Spectators/Audience members are asked to keep physical distancing protocols while sitting on the bleachers or audience seating. Placement in the seating areas should be according to family units while keeping a distance of 10 feet from other family units. Some areas may be blocked to help encourage distancing.
4. Sanitization will be required between each event. Sanitization will be handled via an event staff person and a member of the client’s organization.
5. All participants are asked to bring their own water bottles for hydration. Campus water fountains may be closed.
6. Any meals consumed on site need to restricted to the designated dining location(s).