HSPDP Debate.

The High School Public Debate Program, also known as HSPDP, is a debate format with quick speeches and limited preparation. Each team, the proposition and the opposition, have three speakers who each give one speech. Most topics in this format are focused on domestic, or even local, politics and social reforms. For those interested in one-day tournaments and minimal tech, HSPDP is a great format. Our HSPDP Resource page provides information, including the basics of building a case, the roles of each speaker and interjections, such as points of information and heckling.