The topics that will be used in Public Forum debate at VBI 2019 have been finalized for all locations. VBI Philadelphia (June 29 – July 12): The European Union should join the Belt and Road Initiative. VBI Los Angeles Session 1 (July 14 – Aug 2): The European Union should join the Belt and Road Initiative. VBI […]
The topics that will be used in Lincoln-Douglas debate at VBI 2019 have been finalized for all locations. VBI Philadelphia (June 29 – July 12): Resolved: States ought to eliminate their nuclear arsenals. VBI Los Angeles Session 1 (July 14 – Aug 2): Resolved: Japan ought to amend Article 9 of its constitution to allow […]
Congratulations to Liberty High School’s Grace Johannes for winning the 2019 National Speech and Debate Association’s National Tournament in Lincoln-Douglas debate. In finals, Grace defeated University High School’s Nehal Chigurupati on a 12-1 decision. Full results and pairings can be found here.
In late July/early August, active coaches and member students may vote online for a new slate of LD topics chosen by the LD Wording Committee at its summer meeting. The 2019 September/October LD topic will be announced August 8. Resolved: Predictive policing is unjust. Resolved: The United States ought to grant legal personhood to natural […]
Congratulations to Cape Fear Academy’s Maya Arora for winning the 2019 National Catholic Forensic League’s Grand National Tournament. In finals, Maya defeated Syosset High School’s Ronit Dhulia on a 3-2 decision. Full results and pairings can be found here.
Automatic Qualifier Octafinals at the previous season’s TOC Octafinal Qualifier Apple Valley (MN) Berkeley (CA) Bronx Science (NY) Emory (GA) Glenbrooks (IL) Greenhill (TX) Harvard (MA) Harvard-Westlake (CA) St. Mark’s (TX) Valley (IA) Quarterfinals Qualifiers Blake (MN) College Prep (CA) Florida Blue Key (FL) Grapevine (TX) Lexington (MA) Loyola (CA) Meadows (NV) Presentation (CA) Stanford […]
AUTOMATIC QUALIFIERS WHEN COMPETING WITH SAME PARTNERSHIP: Octafinals at the previous season’s TOC Octafinals at the previous season’s NCFL National Tournament Top 14 at the previous season’s National Speech & Debate Association National Tournament Octafinal Qualifiers Apple Valley (MN) Arizona State (AZ) Berkeley (CA) Blake (MN) Bronx Science (NY) Emory (GA) Florida Blue Key (FL) […]
Qualifying methods for 2019-20: This division will feature teams that qualify through one of the following metrics (in order of priority): Those who reached the TOC Silver public forum octafinals in the previous year’s TOC (fully qualified) International teams (fully qualified) Urban debate league teams with one Silver bid or demonstrated competitive success in their […]
The Community Equity Scholarship is up and running on the Victory Briefs camp website! The application is open from now until May 19, 2019 11:59 EST. Good luck! Find the scholarship here, or go to the VBI camp website, scroll to the bottom, and select scholarships. The Community Equity Scholarship is a recognition of students […]
The Victory Briefs Institute is proud to announce that the Community Equity Scholarship is returning to our 2019 camp sessions. The Community Equity Scholarship is a recognition of students who have been dedicated and continue to dedicate their time and effort to promoting inclusion and diversity on their debate teams, their local circuits, and/or the […]