Champion Briefs

About Champion Briefs

Champion Briefs is a debate resource provider dedicated to helping more students experience the transformative power of speech and debate.

For more than a decade, Champion Briefs has created monthly briefings for Public Forum and Lincoln-Douglas topics featuring original analysis, cited evidence, and comprehensive information to help students and coaches prepare for debates and learn about the world. Each brief is hundreds of pages long and provides a starting point for students to master the debate topic. Our PF and LD briefs are available as one-file purchases or at a highly discounted rate for school-year subscriptions.

We believe in the transformative power of debate, not just as a competitive activity but as a lifelong skill that molds critical thinkers and eloquent speakers. That’s why our team, comprised of debate educators and alumni, works tirelessly to ensure that every resource we provide is accurate, relevant, and instructive.

We're passionate about fostering the next generation of well-informed, articulate, and persuasive speakers. Students who use Champion Briefs win more debate rounds, but they also learn critical thinking skills and worldly knowledge that will last a lifetime.

If you're looking for textbooks/workbooks to teach debate skills, please visit our partners at Champion Press.

Frequently Asked Questions

When are new files released?

We release debate briefs about twelve to fifteen days after the topic release date. If a topic is released on the 1st of the month, we generally make the brief available between the 13th and the 15th of the month.

How do I download a file after purchase?

To access a brief after purchase, login to our website using the same credentials used when you made your purchase. From the store view, click on a brief then click the red "Download" button on the brief details page. If you are still experiencing difficulties while downloading a brief, please email us at

How do I use a Purchase Order to purchase files?

We do allow purchasing our brief subscriptions by invoice/PO and this process can be easily completed through our website. Login to your account and visit the page in our store for the subscription you'd like to download. You'll see a red "Invoice Me" button, which will generate an invoice for you automatically and provide other important information like our W9 form. Please note that only subscriptions are available by purchase order, individual briefs must be paid for upfront.

Where can I find a W-9 form for Champion Briefs?

You can click here to download a W-9 form for Champion Briefs.

Who writes the briefs?

Our staff is comprised of speech and debate teachers, coaches, and alumni with a proven ability to curate content and follow our educational pedagogy. Each brief is compiled by a large team to ensure that our files include a variety of perspectives and a wide breadth of information. The files are peer reviewed and edited by professionals before release, ensuring that every brief we offer is high quality and ready for students and teachers.

How are briefs used?

Debate briefs are used by teachers, coaches, and students to learn more about debate topics and the activity itself. We recommend using our briefs as a starting point for research and analysis, but coaches and competitors should always do their own research to prepare for rounds. Our briefs do not include complete cases and are not intended to be the only source of information that students use while preparing for debates.

How do I apply to work at Champion Briefs

If you're interested in working at Champion Briefs, please email your resume to and someone from our team will reach out to you.

Where can I find textbooks/workbooks for debate classes and teams?

If you're looking for textbooks/workbooks to teach debate skills, please visit our partners at Champion Press.