The Premier's Debating Challenge for Year 11 and 12

Year 11 and 12

This program has already commenced.

The competition is open to senior students in NSW public schools. Teams are grouped into zones and compete in a round-robin competition.

Tags: Debating, Premier's Challenges
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About the competition

The competition is the oldest of its kind in NSW beginning in 1930. 

The competition takes the form of one hour preparation debates with both sides having a choice of 3 topics. All teams are grouped into zones of 4 or 5 schools for the round-robin level of the competition and after the zone winners have been determined the competition enters a knock-out phase.

Please explore the past winners of the competition, and watch the finals of past competitions.


Justine Clarke
Speaking Competitions Officer
The Arts Unit

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