Country: Hungary

Winter Holidays Open 2021 Online

Dear members of the international debate community,


The Croatian Debate Society would like to invite you to the 9th edition of Winter Holidays Open, our yearly international World Schools tournament for high school students. WHO 2021 takes place from 11th to 16th of December, 2021. The tournament welcomes around 90 teams each year, with debaters and adjudicators from 35 nations – Australia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, China, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hungary, India, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Sweden, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, UAE, Vietnam and USA joining us so far.

Winter Holidays Open will be organized as an online event this year for the second time in a row. In order to make the tournament as accessible as possible, we tried to make the schedule work for participants from as many time zones as possible.

Hopefully, we will all be able to meet in person again next year and enjoy Zagreb’s Christmas markets and our extensive collection of Christmas lights. Until then, we hope you stay safe and enjoy WHO 2021 Online. 

Mislav, Alma and Darija, WHO 2021 organizers


WHO 2021 results are in! Congratulations to everyone, but especially to the winners, team USA Red ????
You can access the full results here:
We would like to once again thank Geetha, Rok, Eta, Jevon, Aljoša, Ivan, Marta, Ronaldo, Anastazija and Reja for all of their help with the tournament ???? And a big thank you to all judges, coaches and debaters – come back again next year (if we don’t manage to #stopwho2022)!

Penn Worlds Schools Tournament 2021

The Penn Debate Society is delighted to welcome you to our 2nd online World Schools Tournament, to be hosted from Friday, April 9th to Sunday, April 11th. The tournament will feature three prepared and three impromptu rounds of world schools-style debate, followed by a break to quarterfinals (depending on the size of the tournament).
Our tournament will feature high-quality judging from independent adjudicators and the members of the Penn Debate Society, which include alumni of World Schools Team USA, India, Canada, South Africa, Pakistan, Philippines, Korea, Thailand, Hungary, Botswana, and Malaysia.

Registration and Fees

Registration will open on March 15th. Early bird registration will close on March 22nd. Registration will close on April 2nd.
Early bird registration fees will be $20.00 per team member. Thereafter, regular registration fees will be $30.00 per team member. Teams will be able to make payment via check or credit card payment through Eventbrite. Fee waivers are available for teams in need, so please contact Tvisha Malik ([email protected]) if you would like to request one.


At this time, we expect the tournament to be held on Discord and Zoom.

Rules and Regulations

The Penn World Schools Tournament will be conducted in the World Schools Debating Championships (WSDC) Style. As per the WSDC guidelines, all teams must consist of at least 3 debaters and no more than 5 competitors. Teams are not limited to being of a single school or nationality.


  • All speakers in a team are from the same institution.
  • All speakers in a team must be 19 years of age or younger in April 2021.
  • All speakers must neither be enrolled in a university or equivalent post-secondary learning institution nor be attending university varsity debating training in April 2021.
  • Novice eligibility shall be defined as competing at three tournaments (including the UPenn World Schools Online Tournament 2021) or less.

Judging Requirement

Schools will be required to bring 1 judge for every 2 teams (rounded down, so schools with 5 teams require 2 judges). Missing judges will incur a fee of $30 per day missed. For example, a judge that did not show up for any rounds on all 3 days would owe $90 in fees. We also encourage members of the WSDC community writ large to judge at our tournament to make the experience as rewarding as possible for all participants. The link for judges registration will be announced in a future post.


For more information, you can contact our Tournament Director at [email protected] or our President (Shreyoshi Das) at [email protected].

Debating Society of Hungary

The aim of the Debating Society of Hungary is to support critical thinking, develop individual and collaborative skills, and explore thousands of new opportunities – through the dispute.