Current Tournament Topics
Each debate event has different debate topics! Each month we have up to ten different debate topics!
Public Forum Debate (High School & Middle School)
In Public Forum Debate we follow the national public forum debate topic which is nominated and voted on by all high school and middle school coaches and students nationwide. This year there is only one topic for September/October and one topic for November/December. After that the topics will return to monthly topics (January Topic, February Topic, March Topic, etc.) Click below for the latest topic.
- Click here to go to the National Speech & Debate Association's Website to view the latest public forum debate topic. The website lists all debate topics. Scroll down until you see "Public Forum Debate" and double check the month to make sure it is the month's topic.
Parliamentary Debate (Middle School Only)
Parliamentary Debate Coaches nominate and vote on debate topics each month. Traditionally, the new topics are announced at the end of the previous month's tournament. This gives students and coaches approximately one month to prepare on the three topics. You can find
Policy Debate (High School Only)
In Policy Debate we follow the national policy debate resolution which is nominated and voted on by all high school coaches nationwide. This is an annual topic - only one topic each year!
- Click here to go to the National Speech & Debate Association's Website to view the latest Policy Debate Resolution. The website lists all debate topics. Scroll down until you see "Policy Debate" and double check the year to make sure it is this year's topic.
City Council & Congressional Debate (Middle School Only)
In City Council Debate and Congressional Debate, students write the topics! Students draft, nominate, debate and vote on legislation that is both local (City Council) and national and international (Student Congress). Click below to view this month's legislative docket for debate and vote!
- Click here to go to our City Council/Student Congress website where you can view the latest topics and also nominate future topics.