The International Public Policy Forum, co-sponsored by Bickel and Brewer, and the NYU Law school,. ss a free competition open to high school students from anywhere in the world, with over $50,000 in prize money for the winners. Additionally, teams advancing to the "elite 8" (octofinalis) win an all-expense paid trip to New York City to compete in oral arguments.
This year's topic has just been announced- Resolved: Human missions should be a significant focus of space exploration. Teams can register at www.bickelbrewer.com/ippf. Teams qualify by writing an essay in proposition or opposition to the motion and must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 26, 2011.
The competition is a great opportunity for high schools to get to compete on an international level, especially those which don't have budgets to travel.