There will be additional awards for Southern California league invitational tournament participants this year. There will be a set of individual speaker awards for students in their first year of debating. They are meant to recognize the accomplishment of students… Read More ›
Congratulations to Katie Na and Maya Kurkhill, the new Presidents of the High School Public Debate Program. Many MS/HSPDP coaches might already know them from their tournament tab work. They will oversee and support a number of HSPDP initiatives, including league and… Read More ›
2018-19 Calendar Saturday, September 29, Sequoyah School, Pasadena (39 team cap) Saturday, October 13, Claremont McKenna College, Claremont Saturday, November 10, St. Margaret’s Episcopal School, San Juan Capistrano Sunday, December 2, Webb Schools, Claremont Saturday, January 19, Rancho Mirage High School,… Read More ›
Welcome to the home of the High School Public Debate Program (HSPDP), featuring national and international class and contest debating for students from 9th-12th grades in the US and like ages/grades in other countries. The HSPDP is one of several… Read More ›
Middle School Public Debate Program (MSPDP) information has a new page on this site. Important MSPDP news and announcements will be listed here until the new Public Debate Program website is completed, Fall 2018.
There is a single rule change and Points of Information (POIs) and Heckling rule clarifications for 2015-16. RULES CHANGE Students may use electronic media during preparation time to access debate materials. Students may not use an electronic device to connect… Read More ›
Registration for HSPDP league invitational tournaments is Wednesday, 6:00 PM (the Wednesday prior to a weekend tournament, e.g., the registration deadline for a tournament on Sunday, November 9 is Wednesday, November 5, 6:00 PM). Registration for other events (e.g. WSDC… Read More ›