Year 11 Metro Debating Challenge

Latest Competition News

Welcome to the 2020 season of the Premier's Debating Challenge for Year 11 Metro! Entries for this competition are now open and you can find the form by clicking here. We look forward to seeing you in the competition!

In case you missed it, last year's tournament finished up in late August with a great final between North Sydney Girls High School and Sydney Girls High School, and it was the Sydney Girls squad who were named 2019 champions! You can check out the entire final below to get you ready for this year's competition.

Year 11 Metro Information

The Year 11 Metropolitan Debating Challenge began in 1953 and was named after Karl Cramp - a secondary school inspector for many years and a prominent member of the Royal Australian Historical Society. It is open to students in Year 11 attending government schools in Sydney.

All teams that enter take part in a round robin and topics at this level will be on a legal or communication arts issue. Similar topics will also be used in later rounds of the competition. The winners will receive the Karl Cramp perpetual trophy and the student judged as best speaker in the state final will be awarded the E.G. Whitlam Trophy.

You can see a list of past winners of the competition by clicking here, and you can watch the 2019 final below by either clicking play, or if you prefer you can click here and you'll be taken to Vimeo to watch the debate. There you'll have more options like being able to download the video or jump between speakers by clicking on their times. Congratulations again to these debaters and everyone who made the competition such a success.