Missed our free workshop series? Even if you can’t make it to Dallas, we hope you’ll get some use out of our lesson plans. Today, we’re posting the PowerPoints from our Policy Lecture sessions with Louie Petit and Scott Herndon. You can find them below the fold:

The Debating News directed us to this stellar video this morning. Feeling a little burnt out on all the pre-season work? Listen to Lucinda David, an international debater and judge, tell you why your time investment now will change your life later. [..]

Getting back to school? Keeping it all in balance, including keeping your grades up, if a huge part of succeeding in debate! There’s some excellent tips on today’s Scientific American. Our favorite is below the fold: [..]

Missed our free Lincoln-Douglas workshop on August 24? Just because you can’t make the trip to Dallas doesn’t mean you can’t benefit from our instructor’s stellar resources! You can find Kris Wright’s handout and reading list below the fold: [..]

Want to attend Debate Central’s workshop series but aren’t sure you’ll be able to make it? You now have more time! We’ve extended the deadline to register for our September 7th FREE workshop until 12pm on Tuesday, September 3rd. [..]

This year, we’re fortunate to welcome back some excellent lecturers for our Free Debate Workshop Series as well as introduce some new faces! If you were on the fence about attending our free workshops August 24 and September 7, we’re certain you can’t turn down a chance to hear from this impressive group! [..]


The 2014-2015 contest is now closed.

Click here to be taken to the 2015-2016 Young Patriots Essay Contest page.

Or, read the winning essays from 2014-2015.



The National Center for Policy Analysis and Debate Central are proud to announce the 2014-2015 Young Patriots Essay Contest! Entrants have the opportunity to compete for $10,000 in scholarship money.

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. Find the topic and entry instructions below the fold!


Young Patriots Essay Contest 2013 2014 winners

Last year’s contest winners receiving their awards in Dallas.


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