Korea Junior National Debate Championships

The Korea Junior National Championships, fondly known as the Korea Juniors, serves as the premier debating competition for Korea's most promising young debaters. Adhering to the Junior World Schools Debating Championship (WSDC) format, this event attracts over 100 competitive debaters from elementary schools in each iteration. The competition takes pride in fostering the emerging talent of its young participants. The current titleholders, Ryan Siheun Paik (Seoul International School), Lauren Hae-in Park (Korea International School), and Charlene Sooin Cho (Chadwick International School), exemplify the high standards of excellence that the Korea Juniors imparts to its participants.

General Information

20 Apr 2024 - 21 Apr 2024

08:00 AM - 06:30 PM
(GMT +9) Seoul, South Korea
đź“Ť Online | Slack and Zoom

Format

Debate

Junior WSDC
3 members per team

Eligibility

Junior (elementary school)

7-13 years
South Korea

Other important info

Resources

Junior WSDC RulebookTabsite

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What’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

Fostering intellectual discourse and empowering young minds of our future leaders.

This spring tournament’s renown is a testament to its ability to identify and nurture champions, individuals who have the potential to become exceptional communicators and leaders. The competition's rich history is built on the triumphs and aspirations of its participants, each contributing to the ever-evolving landscape of debate in the region. Success at Korea Junior Nationals instills in participants a sense of confidence and provides invaluable insights that propel them towards further accolades. It is a stepping stone towards a future filled with intellectual challenges, personal growth, and the potential to make a positive impact on the world.

As a parent, witnessing my child's transformative journey through the Korea Junior National Championships has been nothing short of awe-inspiring. The competition not only sharpened their intellectual prowess but instilled a profound eloquence that transcends the debating stage, leaving an indelible mark on their academic and personal growth.

Emily Park, Parent

Reach & Impact

Where eloquence meets profound intellectual discovery

The Korea Junior National Championships, or the Korea Juniors, serves as a profound catalyst in the intellectual and linguistic evolution of young students, imparting lasting implications on their academic trajectory and mastery of the English language. This distinguished debating competition transcends the conventional confines of scholastic events, offering a transformative space where students embark on a journey of profound self-discovery and educational enrichment.

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Students
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Countries
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Testimonials

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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.

Performance Assessment Report

Demo Debates

Unlock the secrets of persuasive discourse with demo debates, featuring insights and strategies from world-renowned debaters on motions debated in each competition round.

Demo Debates

Schedule

All times are indicated in (GMT +9) Seoul, South Korea time.

TimeActivity
Saturday - 20 Apr 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 - 21 Apr 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 spots available

Debate Team (competition only)

3 members per team

SGD 475

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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