Copper Classic


Novice Policy

Abbreviation NCX
Format Debate
NFHS Policy High School Topic
Resolved:The United States federal government should substantially increase its security cooperation with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in one or more of the following areas: artificial intelligence, biotechnology, cybersecurity.
Entry Fee $8.00
Entry 2 competitors per entry

Event Description:


Skill (Score between 4-6 for speaker points)

Explanation of Skill to be Demonstrated



4      5      6

Arguments were presented in a manner that was clear and understandable to the judge.



4      5      6

Presentation, style, poise, articulation/enunciation, and inflection are effective   in delivering the arguments and responding to the opponent.


Evidence and Logic

4      5      6

Cites credible sources and warrants claims accordingly that is relevant and supports claim/ideas, . The nature of proof should be in the logic and the ethos of a student's independent analysis and/or authoritative opinion.


Cross Examination

4      5      6

Cross-examination should clarify, challenge, and/or advance arguments


Overall Presentation

4      5      6

Behavior is ethical, respectful of topic, opponent, and judge in manners and tone.