The BDC's
"Winter Classic"

PF Debate Event

January 2022
(Lasting All Month)

Registration Form (Compete / Volunteer)


About The Event

As part of the After School Learning Program, the Bluegrass Debate Coalition frequently hosts speech and debate events, mostly online, sometimes in-person, to further debate education for our students. We are offering this to the elementary, middle school, and high school students who are enrolled in our after-school debate program. There is no cost to attend!

The BDC's "Winter Classic" event is an innovative approach to hosting online speech and debate contests. Competitors from across the Commonwealth of Kentucky will signup for online debates that will take place over the entire month of January (2022). Debaters will meet online, after school, once or twice per week or possibly meet over the weekend. Special judges and volunteers will host these debates using Zoom. The teams with the best records may be invited to participate in a final round.

Offering a Choice of Topics:
Resolved (Elementary): Completely switching to 'renewable energy' is desirable.
Resolved: U.S. regulation of the 'cryptocurrency' industry is desirable.
Resolved: The United States should legalize all illicit drugs.

This event will have prizes! There will be trophies (medallions) for the "Top '3-5' (TBD)" debate teams and the "Top 5-10" speakers.

Debate partnerships will be handled in one of two ways... for those who have a partner in mind, they can choose to debate together as a team (teams of two). For those who do not have a partner, one will be assigned to them; a debater with similar experience, grade, and skill. Debaters are strongly encouraged to debate with someone from their own school before seeking a partnership with someone from a different school. We want to see your school/team spirit please!

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions