20 Oct 2019

We list debate tournaments and events aimed at middle or high school students, especially major ones or those open to teams from other countries.  Know of a tournament we should list here?  Please email us at [email protected]

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November 2019

The Donald Dewar Memorial Debate Tournament 2019-2020

21 Nov 2019 - 19 Mar 2020
Edinburgh, Scotland Edinburgh, United Kingdom
The Donald Dewar Memorial Debate Tournament 2019-2020

This year, our annual schools debating tournament will see 64 teams from across Scotland enter the first round, with just one team crowned the winner at the grand final. Established in 1999, it runs in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the Society and dedicated to the memory of the former First Minister Donald Dewar MSP, is Scotland’s largest annual schools debating tournament.

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February 2020

COBIS Student World Debate Competition 2020

05 February - 08 February
Marbella, Spain Marbella, Málaga Spain

The COBIS Student World Debate Competition brings students from COBIS Schools across the globe together for an exciting three day event. The programme includes two days of debate competitions, a fun cultural tour of Malaga, plus plenty of opportunities for COBIS student networking.  Schools can bring teams of 4-6 students. This competition is recommended for students in Years 11-13, aged 16 and over.

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PDWC 2020 High School Parliamentary Debate World Conference and Competition

13 February - 20 February
Hotel Heritage, Kumagaya, 228 Oegawa Kumagaya-shi Saitama-ken 360-0103
Kumagaya, Saitama Japan

The Parliamentary Debate World Conference & Competition assembles young leaders from Japan and across the globe to discuss the most relevant social, political, ethical, and environmental issues of our era through the medium of parliamentary debate. Thoroughly selected based on their applications, the 24 English proficient high school teams (composed by 3 students and 1 accompanying teacher) compete, enjoy cultural exchange, and venture together into Japan, forming lifelong friendships that will strengthen the ties among our nations. KumagayaKumagaya

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Beijing Debate Challenge 2020

23 February - 24 February
Beijing, China Beijing, China
Beijing Debate Challenge 2020
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March 2020

World Speech Day 2020

15 March - 16 March
World Speech Day 2020

On 16th March 2020 World Speech Day will be celebrated through live speaking events, in over 100 countries across the globe.

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Prague Debate Spring International Tournament 2020

27 March - 30 March
Nad Aleji School, Prague Prague, Czech Republic
Prague Debate Spring International Tournament

The tournament will entail 6 preliminary and 4-5 elimination rounds, 2 prepared motions, spectacular socials including a sightseeing cruise through the magical historical city centre, and great local as well as international food. 39 nations have participated so far: Argentina, Armenia, Bosnia, Canada, China, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Italy, Israel, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Peru, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, Tunisia, UAE,…

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April 2020

World Individual Debating and Public Speaking Championships 2020

08 April - 15 April
LearningLeaders, China Shanghai, China
World Individual Debating and Public Speaking Championships 2020 - Shanghai

The WIDPSC is an annual international English language debating and public speaking tournament for individual high school-level students representing different countries. The Championship is represented by a diverse mix of high schools from countries as far reaching as the Australia, Hong Kong, Canada, the United States, England, South Africa, Lithuania, Pakistan, Cyprus, Argentina, Botswana, Israel, India, South Korea, Zimbabwe and Germany.

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June 2020

2020 National Speech and Debate Tournament

14 June
Albuquerque, USA Albuquerque, NM United States
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July 2020

Heart of Europe 2020 International Debating Tournament

02 July - 07 July
Czech Debate Society, Tomkova 314/45 779 00
Olomouc, Olomouc 779 00 Czech Republic

This is the 17th edition of the Heart of Europe International Debating Tournament, taking place in Olomouc, Czech Republic. Olomouc is a town on UNESCO's World Heritage List, which has been named, by the world’s prestigious guidebook Lonely Planet, as the most beautiful, yet lesser known tourist destination. #HOEDT20  

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China World Schools 2020

05 July - 07 July
Nanjing, China Nanjing, China + Google Map
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