Penn for Youth Debate Announces the 2014 Liberty Bell Classic Is Open For Registration

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Penn for Youth Debate invites you to attend the 2014 Liberty Bell Classic, the 39th annual LBC! This year’s tournament will be held February 15th – February 16th. We are aiming to offer a uniquely on time, affordable, and quality competition on this weekend. The LBC is a great opportunity to visit our beautiful city of Philadelphia, and to find out what the University of Pennsylvania has to offer students. All proceeds from the LBC stay within the high school forensics activity and are used to promote urban high school debate programs in Philadelphia.

This year we are very excited to announce that the LBC will award bids to the Tournament of Champions to finalists in Lincoln-Douglas! Like last year, Public Forum quarterfinalists and top six competitors in Congressional Debate will also receive a bid to the TOC. Finally, all finalists in Extemp and Oratory will receive invitations to compete in their respective TOC round robin.

This year, we will continue our popular cheesesteak lunch, will continue to expand the tournament into more buildings on campus, and are committed to providing a high quality judging pool. Please take a look at our website to register and for the latest updates: If you have any questions, please email us at

Best of luck and we hope to see you in Philly!

Stefanie Rohde, Kanisha Parthasarathy, and the Penn for Youth Debate Executive Board