The Premier's Debating Challenge for Year 11 and 12
The competition is open to senior students in NSW public schools. Teams are grouped into zones and compete in a round-robin competition.
Applications open Friday 28 January (Term 1 Week 1)
Applications close Monday 14 February 2022 (Term 1 Week 4)
About the competition
The competition is the oldest of its kind in NSW beginning in 1930.
The competition takes the form of one hour preparation debates with both sides having a choice of 3 topics. All teams are grouped into zones of 4 or 5 schools for the round-robin level of the competition and after the zone winners have been determined the competition enters a knock-out phase.
Congratulations to Smiths Hill High School who won the Premier’s Debating Challenge for Years 11&12 in a fantastic debate against Sydney Girls High School on Friday 17 September.
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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.