FGCCFL Novice Championship

2023 — Seminole, FL/US

Debate and Extemp Topics


Lincoln-Douglas Debate (March/April 2023)
Resolved: The justices of the Supreme Court of the United States ought to be term-limited.

Public Forum Debate (March 2023)
Resolved: The Republic of India should sign the Artemis Accords.

Policy Debate (2022-2023)
Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its security cooperation with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in one or more of the following areas: artificial intelligence, biotechnology, cybersecurity.


Round 1: US Politics & Policy

Round 2: Foreign Affairs

Round 3: Economic & Social Issues

Round 4: Political Cartoons

In Round 4, political cartoons will replace conventional questions. Contestants will be instructed to compose their own question based on the cartoon, then answer it. Contestants are not asked to analyze or react to the cartoon--just to use it (or any part of it) as an inspiration for a question that is answerable in a 7 minute speech.