The Premier's Debating Challenge for Year 9 and 10
A state-wide competition with zone winners progressing to regional and state-wide knockouts to determine the State Champion.
Applications open Friday 28 January (Term 1 Week 1)
Applications close Tuesday 1 March 2022 (Term 1 Week 6)
About the competition
The Premier's Debating Challenge Years 9 and 10 is open to all NSW public schools, with the aim of developing the public speaking and reasoning skills of 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.
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The Challenge aims to encourage a love of reading for leisure and pleasure in students, and to enable them to experience quality literature. It is not a competition but a challenge to each student to read, to read more and to read more widely.