The Premier's Debating Challenge for Year 9 and 10

Year 9 and 10

A state-wide competition with zone winners progressing to regional and state-wide knockouts to determine the State Champion.

2022 dates

Applications open Friday 28 January (Term 1 Week 1)
Applications close Tuesday 1 March 2022 (Term 1 Week 6)

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About the competition

The Premier's Debating Challenge Years 9 and 10 is open to all NSW public schools, with the aim of developing the public speaking and reasoning skills of 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.

Please explore the past winners of the competition, and you can go to Vimeo to watch the 2020 final debate


Justine Clarke
Speaking Competitions Officer
The Arts Unit

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