The Premier's Debating Challenge for Year 7 and 8
Applications have now closed.
Open to NSW public school students, the competition culminates in a 3 day championship camp that includes workshops with some of the state's most experienced adjudicators.
About the competition
Debating topics cover a wide range of contemporary issues of relevance to junior secondary students. Every debate in the challenge is a one hour preparation debate. Teams do not know the topic or which side of the debate they are on until one hour before the debate starts.
The ten successful regional teams attend a 3 day championships camp, including workshops with some of the state's most experienced adjudicators.
The state champion team is awarded The Lloyd Cameron Cup named in honour of the long-serving Speaking Competitions Officer.
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NSW Premier's Debating Challenge
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.