Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Announcement : Bickel & Brewer Cup

Calling all international debate teams:

The Bickel & Brewer Foundation and New York University invite you to participate in the 10th annual International Public Policy Forum - the only competition that gives high school students across the globe the opportunity to participate in written and oral debates on issues of public policy!

The IPPF is a free competition for public and private school students. Students compete for more than $50,000 in awards and prizes, and the chance to be one of the final eight teams invited on an all-expenses-paid trip to IPPF Finals Weekend in New York City!

Registration for the 2010-11 IPPF is currently underway. To register, visit www.bickelbrewer.com/ippf.

The registration deadline is October 13. Then begin writing your qualifying round essay on the topic, "Resolved: NATO military operations in Afghanistan are not justified." Essays can be written in the affirmative or the negative, and may be no more than 2,800 words in length.

Essays must be submitted to ippf@bickelbrewer.com by October 27.

The Essay Review Committee will select the top 32 teams. Those teams win cash prizes and immediately begin a single-elimination, written debate round. Teams volley papers back and forth via e-mail, with one team affirming the topic and the other negating it. Judges review the essays in the order they were received and vote for the winning team. This continues for several rounds until the final eight teams emerge.

The final eight teams win an all-expenses-paid trip to IPPF Finals Weekend in New York City for three students and two coaches. There, teams compete in oral debates in front of a prestigious panel of judges. The winning team takes home a $10,000 (USD) grand prize and the "Bickel & Brewer Cup".

Want to learn more? Visit www.bickelbrewer.com/ippf to register, view contest rules, a topic primer and more.

This is your chance to take on the world. Register today!

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