2018 Reagan Great Communicator Debates Western Qualifier
2017 — Sherman Oaks, CA, CA/US
Overview, Topic, Format, Fees, and Judging
Overview and Scholarships
Overview for the entire Great Communicator Debate Series can be found here: www.reaganfoundation.org/ReaganDebates
$50,000 in scholarship money is awarded each year.
The topic for the 2017-2018 Great Communicator Regional Qualifiers is:
RESOLVED: The United States should shift the power of congressional redistricting away from state legislatures.
Additional resources to help get you started on your research can be found on the Great Communicator Debate Series website at: https://www.reaganfoundation.org/media/129982/2017-18-regional-topic-and-research.pdf
You are not limited to the resources provided, but rather can use these as a starting point for your research.
Details for the Great Communicator Debate Series debate format can be found here: https://www.reaganfoundation.org/media/129897/gcds-information-guide_final.pdf
Competitor Rules and Eligibility
A complete set of Rules and Eligibility can be found here: https://www.reaganfoundation.org/education/scholarship-programs/great-communicator-debate-series/debate-resources/
Each competitor must provide 1 judge for the competition. Judges must be at least 18 years old and have been out of high school for two years to be eligible to judge, meaning the person should have graduated in June 2015 or earlier. NO HIRED JUDGING IS PROVIDED.
Sample ballot can be found here: https://www.reaganfoundation.org/media/129899/great-communicator-debate-ballot-2017.pdf
The deadline to register competitors is November 1, 2017, at 5pm (PST). Entry fees will be also be final at that day and time.
Entry Fee: $40/student
Please make checks payable to Notre Dame High School.
Entry fees must be brought to registration on Saturday, November 4, 2017, at 8am if they are not sent in at least 2 weeks BEFORE the tournament.