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2022-23 Contest Bracket
Announcing the Top Eight Teams

The Brewer Foundation and New York University are proud to announce the results of the Top 16 round of the 22nd annual International Public Policy Forum (IPPF) – the first and only contest that gives high school students around the world the opportunity to engage in written and oral debates on issues of public policy.

Results of the Top 16 Round

  • UWC South East Asia in Singapore advances over Amity Regional High School in Woodbridge, Connecticut.

  • The Hockaday School in Dallas, Texas, advances over Oxbridge Academy in West Palm Beach, Florida.

  • Wasatch Independent Debate League in Riverton, Utah, advances over John Handley High School in Winchester, Virginia.

  • Mountain Vista High School in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, advances over Bergen County Debate Club in Fort Lee, New Jersey.

  • Mountain View-Los Altos Speech and Debate in Mountain View, California, advances over H.Edu Institute in San Mateo, California.

  • Potomac Oak in Rockville, Maryland, advances over Hamilton High School in Chandler, Arizona.

  • Notre Dame San Jose in San Jose, California, advances over Ivy Bridge Academy in Johns Creek, Georgia.

  • EEC Debate in Toronto, ON, Canada, advances over BASIS Scottsdale in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Congratulations to each of our Top 16 competitors. This was an exciting round, and our judges were impressed with each team's depth of knowledge on the topic and skillful advocacy. 

The advancing Top 8 teams earn an all-expenses-paid trip to the IPPF Finals, which take place May 5-7, 2023, in New York City. 

The IPPF Finals give students the opportunity to participate in oral debates in front of some of the world’s foremost experts in debate, business, law, and politics. This year, IPPF judges will include Brewer Foundation Chairman William A. Brewer III, NYU President Emeritus Dr. John Sexton, and journalist and scholar James Traub. The winning team will take home the “Brewer Cup” and the $10,000 grand prize.

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