|AFFIRMATIVE||5 minutes||Opening Statement|
|NEGATIVE||5 minutes||Opening Statement|
|CROSSFIRE||3 minutes||Both debaters will stand, ask each other questions as well as answer questions from their opponent.|
|MODERATOR||3 minutes||Pose questions to each side*|
|AFFIRMATIVE||3 minutes||Closing Statement|
|NEGATIVE||3 minutes||Closing Statement|
|TOTAL DEBATE TIME||30 minutes|
|FEEDBACK & COMMENTS||4 minutes||Depending on the region and round, feedback and comments from the judge(s) will either be given verbally or written on the ballot.|
|PREP TIME||2 minutes||Each side is given 2 minutes of prep time. The opposing debater may also use prep time when their opponent has called for prep time.|
*Like a presidential debate, the moderator(s) will at this point have an opportunity to pose a question to each debater. This should be to clarify or help the competitor expand on a point from earlier.
For an example of this style of debate, please view our Example Videos Page.