Looking to test your
against the world’s best?
The International Public Policy Forum (IPPF) is the only contest
that gives high school students the opportunity to participate
in written and oral debates on issues of public policy. This
contest is open to schools across the world free of charge.
High school teams from all over the globe are invited to
participate, with the top eight teams winning an all-expense-
paid trip to the IPPF Finals in New York City, April 16-18,
2010! More than $30,000 in prize money is available—
including a $10,000 Grand Prize. Register your team today!
A Universal Debate Competition
The IPPF welcomes debaters from around the world – and from a wide
spectrum of debate and forensic events. Every debater is invited to
participate in the IPPF. The 2009-10 topic is, “Resolved: The United Nations
should substantially increase humanitarian assistance for persons living in
To participate, schools must submit a 2,800 word qualifying essay
(affirmative or negative) on the topic. The top 32 teams advance. For more
information on the 2009-2010 IPPF, visit:
The IPPF is endorsed by the following sponsors: