Asia Pacific Junior Debate Championships

The Asia Pacific Junior Championships, also known as the Asia Pacific Juniors, stands as the premier midyear debating competition for elementary school-aged students across the expansive Asia Pacific region. Embracing the renowned Junior World Schools Debating Championship (Junior WSDC) format, this event serves as the battleground for the finest emerging young debaters in the region. Asia Pacific Juniors takes pride in its commitment to nurturing the burgeoning talent of its young participants, providing them with a dynamic platform to refine their skills and articulate their ideas. The competition serves as a testament to the region's dedication to fostering the next generation of eloquent and analytical thinkers. The current titleholders, Rachael Park, Jeongmin (Michael) Noh, Jamie Cheon, hail from esteemed institutions in South Korea, adding an extra layer of prestige to their achievements. These exceptional young debaters exemplify the caliber of individuals that Asia Juniors Winter attracts and celebrates, reinforcing the event's significance in shaping the future of competitive debating in the Asia Pacific.

General Information

29 Jun 2024 - 30 Jun 2024

08:00 AM - 06:30 PM
(GMT +8) Singapore
๐Ÿ“ Online | Slack and Zoom

Format

Debate

Junior WSDC
3 members per team

Eligibility

Junior (elementary school)

7-13 years
Asia Pacific region

Other important info

Resources

Junior WSDC RulebookTabsite

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Whatโ€™s included

  • 2-day Tournament Pass
  • Certificate of Participation
  • Certificate of Achievement
  • Performance Assessment Report
  • Comprehensive Feedback
  • International Judges

Participating Institutions

Previous editions of this event have been participated by various institutions, including:

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Our legacy

A testatment to EduDrift's unwavering commitment to intellectual growth and the celebration of emerging talent.

From its inception, this midyear competition for elementary school-aged students has been a beacon of inspiration, employing the revered Junior World Schools Debating Championship (Junior WSDC) format to elevate the standard of discourse among the youngest minds in the region. Each edition unfolds as a vibrant tapestry, weaving together the narratives of 160 young debaters from diverse backgrounds, including the intellectual powerhouses of China, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Indonesia, and India. Proudly fostering the up-and-coming debaters who embody the future of the discipline, Asia Juniors Winter has become synonymous with the cultivation of eloquence, analytical prowess, and cross-cultural understanding. It stands as a beacon of inspiration for aspiring debaters, an arena where ideas clash, perspectives converge, and lasting connections are forged.

As a parent, witnessing my child engage in debates at the Asia Pacific Juniors was a proud moment. The competition not only enhances their debating skills but also instills valuable life skills like confidence and resilience. Kudos to the organizers for creating such an experience!

Liu Yingjie, Parent

Reach & Impact

A catalyst for transformative growth

The Asia Pacific Junior Championships is instrumental in nurturing the next generation of articulate and critical thinkers. The emphasis on sportsmanship, teamwork, and respectful engagement becomes the crucible for the forging of well-rounded individuals. Participants learn the art of resilience in the face of intellectual challenges, gaining confidence in their ability to navigate complex discussions.

Founded
2022
Institutions
76
Students
430
Countries
32

Highlights

Performance Assessment Report

A personalized roadmap for growth, performance assessment reports empower participants with valuable insights into their debating strengths and areas for improvement.v

Performance Assessment Report

Demo Debates

Unlock the secrets of persuasive discourse through tournament seminars, featuring insights and strategies from world-renowned public speakers

Demo Debates

Schedule

All times are indicated in (GMT +8) Singapore time.

TimeActivity
Saturday - 29 Jun 2024
08:00 AMOpening ceremony and roll call
08:30 AMRound 1 draw and release of motion
10:30 AMRound 2 draw and release of motion (prepared round)
12:00 PMLunch
01:00 PMRound 3 draw and release of motion
03:00 PMRound 4 draw and release of motion (silent round)
05:00 PMFinal confirmation of age categories
06:30 PMEnd of day
Sunday - 30 Jun 2024
08:00 AMMorning briefing and roll call
08:30 AMRound 5 draw and release of motion
10:15 AMAnnouncement of breaks
10:30 AMOpen quarter finals, 11-and-under semi finals, 10-and-under grand finals*
12:00 PMLunch
01:00 PMOpen semi finals, 11-and-under grand finals*
03:00 PMOpen grand finals
05:00 PMClosing and awarding ceremony
06:30 PMEnd of day

Tickets

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Limited slots available

Debate Team (competition only)

3 members per team

SGD 475

Buy
  • 2-day Tournament Pass
  • Certificate of Participation certified by EduDrift
  • Certificate of Achievement certified by EduDrift
  • Performance Star Chart from International Judges
  • Access to Comprehensive Feedback from International Judges

Debate Team (w/ workshop)

3 members per team

SGD 775

Buy
  • Access to exclusive workshop to Junior WSDC debating format and case-building by EduDrift-certified debate specialists
  • 2-day Tournament Pass
  • Certificate of Participation certified by EduDrift
  • Certificate of Achievement certified by EduDrift
  • Performance Star Chart from International Judges
  • Access to Comprehensive Feedback from International Judges

Observer/Chaperone (parent)

1 individual

SGD 30

Buy
  • Exclusive viewing of debate rounds
  • Per-round observer pass
  • Access to watch in-tournament Case Exhibitions on the tournament's main Zoom hall
  • Access to spectate in-tournament panel discussion from International Judges

Observer/Chaperone (coach)

1 individual

SGD 30

Buy
  • Exclusive viewing of debate rounds
  • Per-round observer pass
  • Access to watch in-tournament Case Exhibitions on the tournament's main Zoom hall
  • Access to spectate in-tournament panel discussion from International Judges