Entry Rules

  1. Entry Fee. There is no fee to participate in the contest.

  2. Team Regulations.

    • All team members must attend the same school/organization and must be full-time high school (U.S. equivalent of grades 9-12) students. Teams should consist of at least three students. (Homeschool teams from the same geographic area are welcome to participate.)

    • The International Public Policy Forum (IPPF) will allow more than one entry per school. Please register each team.

    • It is the expectation of the IPPF that each submitted paper will be the original work of the team members. Coaches may offer advice and suggestions, but should not create or substantially alter the work (see Honor Pledge in Section III.A.).

    • No derogatory remarks or harassment of any kind will be tolerated and may result in disqualification.

    • Throughout the course of the competition and in all media, proper conduct will be expected of all teams and their coaches. 

    • All quoted material must be properly cited. The use of plagiarized material will result in disqualification. (See section six of the rules.)

    • The program director will interpret and enforce the rules of the contest. The decisions of the program director are final.

  3. Registration. The registration deadline is October 17, 2019. Register your team by visiting this page. You will receive an e-mail confirming your registration within one business day.

  4. Topic. The topic for the 2019-20 competition is: "Resolved: When in conflict, a nation's self-interest should outweigh its international commitments to migrants."

  5. Qualifying Round Essays. After registering for the competition, teams should begin drafting their qualifying round essay (see Section II.A. for instructions). Qualifying round essays must be submitted to ippf@brewerfoundation.com by noon CDT on Tuesday, October 22, 2019. You will receive an e-mail confirming that your paper was received in 1-2 business days.

For the complete rules, please download the document at the link to the right.

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