We are excited to announce that registration for VBI 2021 is now open at vbidebate.com!
We are also excited to announce VBI Online, a virtual session of VBI that will run June 27 – July 10, 2020.
The topics that will be used in Lincoln-Douglas and Public Forum debate at VBI 2021 have been finalized for all locations. Lincoln-Douglas VBI Philadelphia (June 26 – July 9): Resolved: The appropriation of outer space by private entities is unjust. VBI Online (July 11 – July 30): The appropriation of outer space by private entities […]
The Lincoln-Douglas Wording committee has developed a variety of potential resolutions for the 2021-2022 season. Member students and one chapter advisor per active school will vote for each topic one week prior to the topic release date. Topic voting for the September/October topic opens August 1. 2021 September/October Resolved: The member nations of the World […]
The Public Forum Wording committee has developed a variety of potential resolutions for the 2021-2022 season. Member students and one chapter advisor per active school will vote for each topic one week prior to the topic release date. Topic voting for the September/October topic opens August 1. 2021 September/October – Europe Resolved: The North Atlantic […]
Lawrence Zhou was the 2014 NSDA National Champion. He now works as an assistant coach for The Harker School and is the Director of Publishing and Lincoln-Douglas Debate at the Victory Briefs Institute. The Opinions Expressed In This Post Are Those of the Author And Not Necessarily Those Of Victory Briefs. I penned an article […]
Congratulations to George Washington High School’s Katie Jack for winning the 2021 NSDA National Tournament in Lincoln-Douglas Debate. In finals, Katie defeated Washington High School’s Catherine Liu on a 8-5 decision. Congratulations to William Chrisman High School’s Caden Metcalf for being top speaker.
Lawrence Zhou is the Director of Lincoln-Douglas Debate at the Victory Briefs Institute and the 2014 NSDA National Champion in Lincoln-Douglas debate. The views and opinions expressed here are solely that of the author’s. I recently penned a blog post in the Wyoming Debate Roundup (an excellent resource for those debating policy in the Mountain […]
The Opinions Expressed In This Post Are Those of the Author And Not Necessarily Those Of Victory Briefs. It’s been a bit over a year since the virtual UKTOC: the tournament that kickstarted an unprecedented season of e-debate. Since then, competitive high school debate has consisted of a whirlwind of new norms, workarounds, technical difficulties, […]
The 2021 National Tournament Public Forum debate topic is, Resolved: In the United States, social media is beneficial for democratic values. A total of 637 coaches and 968 students voted for the resolution. The winning resolution received 55% of the coach vote and 43% of the student vote.
The 2021 National Tournament Lincoln-Douglas debate topic is, Resolved: A public health emergency justifies limiting civil liberties.
Congratulations to Strake Jesuit’s Zion Dixon for winning the 2021 Lincoln Douglas Tournament of Champions. In finals, Zion defeated Harvard-Westlake’s Andrew Gong on a 2-1 decision (Hanna*, Alston, Randall). Congratulations to Bellarmine’s Eric Gottlieb for being top speaker. Full results and pairings can be found here.