Australasian Junior Debate Championships

The Australasian Junior Debate Championships, fondly referred to as the "Australasian Juniors," serves as the culminating debating tournament for the youngest debaters in the Asia Pacific region, marking the conclusion of a year-long competitive season. Celebrated for its dedication to nurturing eloquence and critical thinking among the upcoming generation of debaters, Australasian Juniors consistently garners a diverse and impressive turnout. Every iteration witnesses the active involvement of more than 150 students, tapping into the intellectual reservoirs of Australia, New Zealand, China, South Korea, Singapore, Japan, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, and various other nations throughout the region. The Australasian Junior Debate Championships, with its rich history and unwavering commitment to excellence, continues to shape the future voices of the Asia Pacific region, imparting not just debating skills but a sense of global citizenship among bright young minds. The 2023 champions of Australasian Juniors are Nayoon Lee and Jacob Sung from Yongsan International School of Korea, and Woojin Cho from Seoul International School.

General Information

09 Nov 2024 - 10 Nov 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 defining conclusion to an entire year dedicated to fierce competition.

In the illustrious realm of competitive discourse, the Australasian Junior Debate Championships, affectionately known as the "Australasian Juniors," emerges as the crowning jewel, a testament to the zenith of intellectual prowess in the Asia Pacific region. This esteemed tournament, the grand finale to a year-long odyssey of scholarly contention, transcends mere competition to carve out a legendary legacy. Renowned for its unwavering commitment to cultivating eloquence and critical thinking, the Australasian Juniors stands as a beacon, summoning the brightest minds from across the region.

Australasian Juniors gave my daughter the chance to pursue her passion for debating, interact with like-minded peers, and find new challenges for herself at a young age. We are looking forward to joining more of EduDrift's Junior competition series, and later move on to Senior competitions!

Aileen Kim, Parent

Reach & Impact

The catalyst for critical thinking

The Australasian Juniors serves as an intellectual crossroads, where diverse minds converge, forging connections that transcend the tangible trophies and accolades. The impact of this competition lies not only in honing the art of debate but in cultivating a profound sense of responsibility among the participants. It sparks a collective awakening, a realization that the power of articulate discourse is a force for positive change.

Founded
2022
Institutions
78
Students
480
Countries
30

Schedule

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

TimeActivity
Saturday - 09 Nov 2024
08:00 AMRoll call & opening ceremony
08:30 AMRound 1 draw and release of motion
10:30 AMRound 2 draw and release of motion
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 - 10 Nov 2024
08:00 AMRoll call and morning briefing
08:30 AMRound 5 draw and release of motion
10:15 AMBreak announcement
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