Reagan Foundation Great Communicator Western Qualifier

2017 — Sherman Oaks, CA/US

Overview, Topic, Format, Fees and Judging

Overview and Scholarships 

Overview for the entire competition can be found here:


The 2017 topic for all of the debates is: “The United States should provide a path to citizenship to undocumented immigrants.”

Resources for this topic can be found here:

Debate Format

Details for the debate format can be found here:

Competitor Rules and Eligibility

Rules and Eligibility can be found here:


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 in order to be eligible to judge, meaning the person should have graduated in June 2015 or earlier. NO HIRED JUDGING IS PROVIDED

Judging instructions can be found here:

Sample ballot can be found here:

Judge Training Video can be found here:


The deadline to register competitors is March 15, 2017, at 8pm (PST). Entry fees will be also be final at that day and time. 

$40 per entry -- Checks should be made payable to Notre Dame High School.  

Entry fees must be brought to registration on Saturday, March 18th, at 8am.