Phoenix Invitational

2019 — Phoenix, OR/US

Big Questions

Abbreviation BQ
Format Debate
Entry Fee $0.00
Entry Teams of between 1 and 2 competitors

Event Description:

Big Question:

Big Questions is a debate format supported by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation. High school and middle school students will grapple with complex worldview questions as they debate both sides of the 2018-2019 topic:

Resolved: Resolved: Humans are primarily driven by self-interest.

5 minutes Affirmative Constructive

5 minutes Negative Constructive

3 minutes Question Segment

4 minutes Affirmative Rebuttal

4 minutes Negative Rebuttal

3 minutes Question Segment

3 minutes Affirmative Consolidation

3 minutes Negative Consolidation

3 minutes Affirmative Rationale

3 minutes Negative Rationale

Prep Time – 3 minutes / side

Speaker Points 20-30