Age Range: High / senior

Stay Home Model United Nations

Are you looking for a lockdown public speaking opportunity? Do you want
to learn more about international relations? Will you be a leader of the

Then empower us to empower you. At SHMUN, our Educational Nonprofit has
run over 44 Model United Nations committees free of charge, with the
aims of democratizing diplomatic education, increasing accessibility to
public speaking opportunities and helping to mold the leaders of the future.

It is my privilege to announce to you the that SHMUN VII, with exciting
committees, learning workshops and guest speakers will be hosted on
Saturday 13th February 2021. As always, all of our events will be
accessible for high school students free of charge. To learn more, visit
our website at

10th Online Hong Kong Debate Open 2020

This year’s 10th edition of the Hong Kong Debate Open 2020 will be held in December 2020 for 3 days and will be dedicated to the best high school debaters from across the world. The event does not have a registration fee and teams do not need to provide any team judges. All judges will be invited by the Organising Committee. Teams for this WSDC tournament will be selected based on a) whether you are a recognized WSDC National Team/WSDC National Development Team, b) Debate CVs of the teams, and c) diversity in the pool of teams.
Below is the full Tournament Information, as well as the Form for Team Registration. Please note that the Contact Persons registering each team must be an adult from recognized national teams and debate organisations.
Tournament Information/Registration Form:
1. Dates: 19th to 21st December 2020
2. Debate Format: WSDC
3. Tournament Capacity: 70 WSDC Teams ( 3 to 5 Debaters per Team)
4. Tournament Structure:
a) 7 Impromptu Preliminary Rounds, with 30 minutes of Preparation Time, over two days
b) Two Categories: i) National Team Category and ii) Open High School Category
c) Break to Octo Finals for the National Team Category and to the Quarter Finals for the Open High School Category
5. Registration Fee: Free for Selected Teams
6. Selection of Teams:
Selection of teams will be based on:
a) whether you are a recognized WSDC National Team/WSDC National Development Team,
b) Debate CVs of the teams, and
c) diversity in the pool of teams
7. Judge Requirement:
Teams do not need to provide any Team Judges
8. Adult Guardian Requirement:
All Teams must be accompanied by a team coach/team manager/parent/guardian authorized to safeguard the interest of the high school debaters
9. Tournament Online Platform: Zoom
10. Communication Platforms for Debaters/Judges:
Facebook Messenger Groups and WeChat Groups
11. Chief Adjudicator Panel (CAP):
CA — Professor Joshua Park of Korea/USA, CA of Macau WSDC 2021, Solbridge International School of Business, Korea
Co-CA — Tasneem Elias of Sudan, CAP of WSDC 2018, QatarDebate, Qatar
Co-CA — Brian Wong, Hong Kong
DCAs will be announced in the coming weeks
12. Tabulation Director: George Chen, China
13. Digital Director: Vũ Anh Tuấn, Vietnam
14. Registration Director: Eunice Li, Hong Kong
15. Executive Director: Loke Wing Fatt, Singapore
16. Full Schedule (We start at 2.30pm, Singapore Time/Hong Kong Time, UTC +8)
19th December 2020, Saturday
2:30pm to 3pm Roll Call of Debaters and Judges
3pm to 3.15pm Opening Ceremony & Introduction of the CAP/Tab Team/Digital Director
3.15pm to 4pm Technical Briefing for Debaters/Judges
4pm to 6.30pm Round 1
6.30pm to 9.00pm Round 2
9.00pm to 11.30pm Round 3
20th December 2020, Sunday
2:30pm to 3pm Roll Call of Debaters and Judges
3pm to 3.15pm Announcements
3.15pm to 5.30pm Round 4
5.30pm to 7.30pm Round 5
7.30pm to 9.30pm Round 6
9.30pm to 11.30pm Round 7 (Silent)
11.30pm Break Announcements
21st December 2020, Monday
2:30pm to 3pm Roll Call of Breaking Teams and Judges
3pm to 5pm National Octo-Finals/Open High School Quarter Finals
5pm to 7pm National Quarter Finals/Open High School Semi-Finals
7pm to 9pm National Semi-Finals/Open High School Grand Final
9pm to 10.30pm National Grand Final
10.30pm to 11pm Award Presentation & Closing Ceremony
17. Registration Form:
Please click on the link below to register before 7th November 2020:
18. For clarifications:

Please write to the Inbox of our Facebook Page or contact Loke Wing Fatt by email at [email protected] or by Facebook at
Loke Wing Fatt Executive Director
Results for the Grand Final
Congratulations to our Champions and Grand Final Best Speakers:
National Champion: Singapore A
National Final Best Speaker: Tajei Puthucheary
Open High School Champion: Santa is a Canadian Citizen
Open HS Final Best Speaker: Annushka Agarwal.

International Worlds School Debate Tournament 2021

Dear all,
Slovenian national debate organization Za in proti, zavod za kulturo dialoga/Pro et contra, Institute for culture of dialogue and high school Gimnazija Franca Miklošiča Ljutomer kindly invite you to the 19th International Worlds School Debate Tournament 2021 – online version – which will happen 5 – 10 March 2021.
Debates will be in English in Worlds Schools Debate Format. Rounds will be power paired. The tournament is open to all debaters debating at high school level, representing their school, debate organization or nation. Teams can have 3 – 5 debaters. We strongly encourage each team to register at least one judge, although we are imposing n-1 judge rule.
As we expect teams from all over the world we are planning to have 2 divisions for 6 pre-elimination rounds on Saturday and Sunday – March 6 and 7, octofinals (and double octos if needed) on Monday, the 8th, quarterfinals on the 9th, semifinals and finals on Wednesday, the 10th. Briefings – technical instructions, judges, debaters briefing will happen on Friday, March 5th. The more detailed schedule follows after registration closes.
We will open registration on December 1st and close it on January 15th. Teams secure their spots after we receive the registration fee paid. The registration fee will be 20 EUR per debater. In case more teams register as we can handle, we reserve the right to limit the number of teams per institution.
We will announce the registration link, CA team and some other information at the end of November. If you have any additional questions, please, feel free to ask at the tournament Facebook page or send an email to [email protected].
Final results and full tab of IDTL 2021. Congrats to winners (team SINGAPORE) and big thangs to all the judges, coaches and debaters.
Results & Tab – division 1:
Results & Tab – division 2:
Break rounds results::
Team and Speakers awards:

Debate It Europe Online Tournament 2020

Join “DEBATE IT EUROPE”, an international online debate tournament about the future of Europe and EU national regions.
REGISTRATION for teams of 3 is now open at this link: The registration deadline is Sunday, October 4, at 23:59 CET (UTC+1).
WHO? | “DEBATE IT EUROPE” is for young people between 16–24 years who are interested in public affairs, passionate about Europe’s futures, and up for the challenge of debating peers from around the continent.
HOW? | The event will feature 2 rounds of preliminary debate, randomly seeded, with the best two teams advancing to the grand final. The debates will be in the World Schools Format (…/role-of-speakers)
WHEN? | The tournament takes place on Saturday, 10 October 2020. (Detailed schedule to follow.)
WHERE? | Debates will happen online, on Zoom. We will require every participant to have Zoom pre-installed and encourage everyone to have it on their phone as a backup. A full guide about technical details and troubleshooting will be on the week before the tournament. (Guide to Zoom system requirements:
WHY JOIN? | The winning team of the tournament will receive an Eurail pass for each member for summer 2021. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to travel around and discover Europe!
Questions? Email us at: [email protected]
Results for the Grand Final
Prop: Hungary vs Opp: Canada

Debato 2020


Debating – the art of persuading others to embrace your ideas – holds a special place in world history. Ancient governments would resort to debates to develop new public policies or solve daily skirmishes. Governance aside, the knack of powerfully articulating your ideas through the use of persuasive words, backed by substantial research is a skill that will open many doors for you. Debato, our debating programme, is founded on enhancing three skills essential for leadership; grammar, logic, and rhetoric (reading, thinking, and speaking). The programme encourages students to think critically on a contemporary topic, examine and structure their argument all under the scrutiny of a discerning audience. Debato is India’s first online debating competition for teenagers and young adults between ages 12 and 19 years.


ARGO Open 2020

Dear international debating friends

This year ARGO Open will be taking place online!  We are delighted to announce Kallina Basli, from Greece, as our first Chief Adjudicator.


– between the 4th until the 8th of September

Time zones

We will be accepting teams from all timezones and we will adapt our schedule according to the number of teams from different regions that we get.

Registration fee

  • 25 EUR / team (of 3,4 or 5) debaters + 1 judge.
  • Independent judge does not pay any fee.


Preliminary Rounds

  • Friday 4th of Sept: 2 rounds
  • Saturday, 5th of Sept: 2 rounds
  • Sunday, 6th of Sept: 2 rounds

Out rounds

– the out rounds will be scheduled depending on the number of teams and the variety of time zones on the 7th, 8th and possibly beyond.


  • Today at 8 PM (GMT+3) (that is 5 PM GMT) Registration for ARGO Open 2020 Online will start!
  • Registration will be per team of 3, 4 or 5 debaters. Each team must bring 1 adjudicator.
  • The Registration form will ask for: the number of debaters, team name, institution, name of a responsible adult, name of the judge.
  • Those teams that require a judge waiver please write us a special note in the registration form!
  • Register here

Speech and Debate India

NSDA Debate is an elegant, modern form of debate which involves a team of students working to effectively convince a judge that their side of a resolution is, as a general principle, more valid. Students in debate develop balanced leadership skills by researching multiple perspectives extensively to understand both sides of the resolution and learn to think critically about every argument that could be made on each side. [email protected]

Free Online: Speech & Debate India’s National Tournament Finals & Awards

Register to attend online Free of cost. The event starts at 5 pm, Sunday, July 12th. Following the final round of competition, we will announce winners and share highlights of students in our Elementary, Middle, and High School Divisions across multiple Speech & Debate event categories.

Speech and Debate India was founded by U.S. two time state debate champion, Mr Rajiv Kacholia, who will be presenting at the event. We aim to empower students with unique pedagogy and courses which help them learn to debate while diving deep into global and domestic issues with recent topics including Education, Healthcare, Entrepreneurship, and the Environment for students in grades 1-12 across India and abroad.

Speech and Debate India offers courses to help students across India in grades 1-12 improve their writing, reading, debate, speech, public speaking, confidence, creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking skills through unique live online small group classes and debates led by exclusively by U.S. instructors. Watch videos, read student testimonials, and more on our website.

Visit for more information and register for free now at

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Debate Academy 2020

Debate Academy is a friendly, immersive summer school for 14 to 18-year-olds. It offers top-quality coaching in debate to all ability levels, delivered by some of the best coaches and debaters in the world. Whether students have little or no experience or are getting ready for trials for their national debating team, Debate Academy has something to offer.

We offer two tracks as part of the Debate Academy programme: ‘Mixed Formats’, which offers practice in the British Parliamentary, ESU Schools’ Mace and the World Schools Debating Championships formats, and ‘World Schools Format’ which focuses solely on this approach.

Dutch Schools Debate College

The DSDC Foundation selects and prepares the National Selection of high school debaters. We offer debate education year-round to approximately 35 gifted high school students. Twice a year we hold selection events for new students who want to join DSDC. Our speakers represent The Netherlands at the World Schools Debating Championships and other international debate tournaments.