Premier's Debating Challenge Information
The Premier’s Debating Challenge is normally open to government schools throughout NSW, with age divisions for teams from Year 5 all the way up to Year 12. In normal years teams entering the challenge compete in a round-robin series of debates against nearby schools, with the winners going on to compete at regional and state level to determine the eventual state champion.
Information on the revised format of the 2020 competitions and online entry forms can be found by clicking here.
For more information on If you’d like some general information on how the Premier's Debating Challenge will run in normal years, you can visit our FAQs page by clicking here (you’ll also be able to download a document with all the relevant details you need to get started). If you’d like to know more about the history, past winners or current draws of the individual age divisions you can click on them below.
- The Premier's Debating Challenge for Years 11&12
- The Premier's Debating Challenge for Year 11 Metro
- The Premier's Debating Challenge for Years 9&10
- The Premier's Debating Challenge for Years 7&8
- The Premier's Debating Challenge for Years 5&6
In addition to the Premier's Debating Challenge, The Arts Unit runs a number of other programs to provide opportunities for exceptional debaters in different age groups.
- The Combined High Schools debating team is open to government school students in Years 11&12 who compete in a series of debates against representative teams drawn from non-government schools.
- The Junior State Debating Championships take place over several days and involve teams of students in Years 9&10 from all ten regions.
- The Primary Schools State Debating Championships take place over several days and involve teams of students in Years 5&6 from all ten regions.