2021 Debate Topic

Resolved: States ought to ban lethal autonomous weapons.

“For the 2021 contest, debate and persuasive speaking students may utilize internet resources for preparation.”

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Virginia Wirth Speech Award

The Virginia Wirth Award is given annually to the students who earn the most points at the TAPPS Championships in the speech events.  Students earn points in each category listed above by finishing in the top eight (8) places. Lincoln Douglas Debate also counts towards this honor.