The Premier's Debating Challenge for Year 7 and 8
Open to NSW public school students, the competition culminates in a 3 day championship camp that includes workshops with some of the state's most experienced adjudicators.
Applications open Friday 28 January (Term 1 Week 1)
Applications close Tuesday 1 March 2022 (Term 1 Week 6)
About the competition
Debating topics cover a wide range of contemporary issues of relevance to junior secondary students. Every debate in the challenge is a one hour preparation debate. Teams do not know the topic or which side of the debate they are on until one hour before the debate starts.
The ten successful regional teams attend a 3 day championships camp, including workshops with some of the state's most experienced adjudicators.
The state champion team is awarded The Lloyd Cameron Cup named in honour of the long-serving Speaking Competitions Officer.
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The Challenge aims to encourage a love of reading for leisure and pleasure in students, and to enable them to experience quality literature. It is not a competition but a challenge to each student to read, to read more and to read more widely.