This year’s Young Patriots scholarship essay contest received hundreds of excellent entries, and the competition was fierce! After much deliberation, our judges have selected the three winning entries. [..]
2015 will kick off with the Lincoln-Douglas debate resolution “Resolved: A Just Government Ought to Require Employers to Pay a Living Wage.” Today, we’re releasing our guide to building a solid case, so you can start your second semester off strong! This topic breakdown covers key arguments for both the affirmative and negative sides of the debate. [..]
Earlier this week, we posted our guide to debating the pro side of the November 2014 Public Forum debate resolution, “Resolved: On balance, the benefits of genetically modified foods outweigh the harms.” Today, we’re releasing the con side topic guide. It contains a discussion of key terms, strategy tips, and all the core evidence you need to build a winning con case. Get it now! [..]
The beginning of November means a new topic for Public Forum debaters! The current resolution is “Resolved: On balance, the benefits of genetically modified foods outweigh the harms.” This is a topic that touches on a number of interesting topics, including food safety, economic development, and the environment. Today, we’re releasing our pro-side topic guide to help you navigate this resolution and build a strong pro case. Find it below the fold! [..]
The National Center for Policy Analysis and Debate Central are proud to announce the opening of the 2014-2015 Young Patriots Essay Contest! Entrants have the opportunity to compete for $10,000 in scholarship money, a free trip to Dallas to be recognized, and more!
The Young Patriots Essay Contest is designed to challenge high school students to creatively solve problems in the realm of economics and public policy through the art of writing. We assign a controversial topic each year and only THREE winners are chosen out of hundreds of essay submissions.
Last year’s contest winners receiving their awards in Dallas.
Many of you are still searching for the perfect affirmative case to run on this year’s 2014-2015 policy debate topic, Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its non-military exploration and/or development of the Earth’s oceans. Today, we’re going to help you get prepped by sharing our FULL affirmative file for our nuclear power aff case. Download it now! [..]
Frequent Debate Central readers understand the importance of carrying solid, up-to-date impact files. That’s why we want to help you get a jump on a topic policy debaters will likely be debating a lot this season: climate change. Today, we’re sharing two full files for debating global warming from either side! [..]