"Participants work together to prepare for a debate against a team from another chapter. The teams will be instructed to take either the pro or con side of a selected subtopic."
For the Connecticut State Conference, this competition entails going head-to-head against teams from other schools in a bracket-style tournament. There is no semifinal round or LEAP interview. Only teams of two (2) may participate.
Items required for submission:
2019-2020 Topic: Smartphones and Tablets in the Hands of Small Children (Ages 0-8)
Subtopic #1: Smartphones and tablets hinder learning when used in educational settings for children younger than 9 years old.
Subtopic #2: Children are more likely to become addicted to technology if given a smartphone or tablet of their own before age 10.
Subtopic #3: Smartphones and tablets in the hands of small children result in adverse health effects later in life.