NFHS Policy Debate Topic Selection Meeting

By NFHS on January 19, 2021 SDT Print

We are pleased to announce the 2021-2022 Debate Topic - Water Resources. 

Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its protection of water resources in the United States.


Thank you for your help in selecting the 2020-2021 Debate Topic - Criminal Justice Reform. Please purchase the Policy Debate Quarterly for the 2020-2021 school year.

Resolved: The United States federal government should enact substantial criminal justice reform in the United States in one or more of the following: forensic science, policing, sentencing.


UPDATE (11/18): We have had to make the difficult decision to move the 2020 NFHS Policy Debate Topic Selection Meeting to December 28-29, 2020Due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, the NFHS Topic Selection Meeting has been transitioning from our typical format in August to a hybrid model and now a fully virtual meeting in December. The decision to move to virtual was a difficult one, but with the increasing cases across the United State it was determined a virtual option will be the safest option.


Updated Schedule (NEW)

Meeting Registration (NEW)

Topic Selection Memo (Coming in 2021)

Hotel Registration (Coming 2021 Pending Travel)



The NFHS usually hosts the annual meeting to determine the debate topic ballot choices in the first weekend in August. This meeting is held in various locations from year to year. The 2020 Topic Selection Meeting will be taking place in December through a virtual format due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information on the topic selection process, click here.

Note: For additional information/details regarding this meeting, please contact Kyle Mills ( at the NFHS.


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**No travel required, just make sure you have access to a computer**


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