You Debate

YOUDEBATE 2018 HIGHLIGHTS

2020 You Debate – Debating Competition

1. Entry

(a) The competition will be held online weekly between 14th October and 18th November.

(b) The competition is open to students of Year 9 and 10 from AUF affiliated schools.

(c) Schools will have 2 teams (per principal).

(d) Each team consists of 3 students.

(e) Applications must be submitted online through the link below.

https://auf.formstack.com/forms/youdebate

2. Format

(a) The competition comprises of group stage of 3 rounds, followed by quarterfinals, semifinals and finals.

(b) Each team will participate in at least 3 and at most 6 debates.

(c) For each round, a topic area will be provided. These topic areas will be emailed to schools prior to the commencement of the competition.

(d) Speakers speak for six minutes each, alternating between affirmative and negative side.

 

2020 You Debate – Public Speaking

 

  1. Entry

(a) The competition will be held online on the 3rd and 10th November.

(b) The competition is open to students of Year 9 and 10 from AUF affiliated schools.

(c) Schools will have max 2 contestants (per principal).

(e) Applications must be submitted online through the link below.

https://auf.formstack.com/forms/youdebate

  1. Format

(a) The competition comprises of a preliminary stage and finals.

(b) Speeches should be prepared beforehand. The prepared speech can be on any subject chosen by the contestant.

(c)  The speaking time for the prepared speech is 6 minutes with a warning bell at 5 minutes, two bells at 6 minutes and a continuous bell at 7 minutes. Note that speakers are expected to finish at or just beyond the official speaking time, and it will be considered poor timing to reach the continuous bell.

 

(d) Contestants are not allowed to use any props or external aids such as Powerpoint presentations during their speeches. They are encouraged to speak from palm cards, although judges are often more impressed by speakers who do not use any notes.

 

(e) Contestants must prepare original speeches. The reference to any quotations and sources used in the speech must be cited during the delivery of the speech.  Plagiarism will lead to Immediate Disqualification.

 

(f) A lectern should not be used at any level of the competition.

Previous Competitions

Video of You Debate in 2016