Looking to test your debate skills against the world’s best? The International Public Policy Forum (IPPF) is the only contest that gives high school students the opportunity to participate in written and oral debates on issues of public policy. This contest is open to schools across the world free of charge.
High school teams from all over the globe are invited to participate, with the top eight teams winning an all-expense-paid trip to the IPPF Finals in New York City, April 16-18, 2010! More than $30,000 in prize money is available—including a $10,000 Grand Prize. Register your team today!
It's a one of a kind universal debate competition! The IPPF welcomes debaters from around the world – and from a wide spectrum of debate and forensic events. Every debater is invited to participate in the IPPF. The 2009-10 topic is, “Resolved: The United Nations should substantially increase humanitarian assistance for persons living in poverty.”
To participate, schools must submit a 2,800 word qualifying essay (affirmative or negative) on the topic. The top 32 teams advance. The registration deadline is October 14th. Click here for more information on the 2009-2010 IPPF.