Each year we hold a tournament designed for younger speakers: The Junior Championships.
The Junior Championships is a great opportunity for year 9 and 10 students to become more confident in their debating skills, and to improve their ability to develop detailed arguments in a short space of time with the assistance of university debaters.
When: Saturday 27 July – Sunday 28 July
Where: Saturday TBC. The finals on Sunday will be at Auckland University.
Who: The tournament is open to all Year 9 and 10 students. Each team has 3 speakers.
Team Cap: Schools may enter up to three teams each (additional teams may be granted on request).
Cost: $50 per team – this covers entry and lunch on Saturday. If the entry cost is a barrier to your school entering teams please let us know as we have entry scholarships available.
Timetable: Three preliminary debates on Saturday, then finals on the Sunday. A full timetable will be sent out once entries have been completed
How to enter: Entries for junior champs are not yet open.
Format: Limited preparation
Preparation Time: 60 minutes
Speech Length: 5 minutes, leader’s replies 2.5 minutes
Points of Information: Not permitted