International Online Debate Tournament

Ages:Middle School, High School

Type:Tournament

Category:Speech & Debate

Scope:International

Contact


debatetoeducate@gmail.com

Writopia Lab, Debate Spaces and Debate to Educate will come together on the weekend of January 27th-28th to host an international debate tournament tournament! Our tournament will be practicing an altered version of World School Styles, tailored to suit the needs of junior high and high school students. Our goal is to match you with teams across the world for a fully immersive international experience!

All debates will be in English. We will be offering both novice and open WSS. Teams are not required to be from the same school. Each team may consist of 3-5 debaters.

All debaters will log onto our virtual platform. The motion will be announced at the start of the round. The motions for our tournament will be as follows:

  • This House regrets permissive parenting styles.
  • This House would support a media literacy class in public schools.
  • This House regrets the rise of the social media “influencer.”
  • This House believes that schools should ban violent sports for students in grades K-12.
  • This House supports free and open immigration between all countries.
  • This House believes that countries should be allowed to colonize the Moon.
  • This House believes that universities should offer all students a free year-long study abroad program.
  • This House supports reparations for all indigenous peoples displaced by colonization.
  • This House would ban zoos.
  • This House would allow citizens of any age to vote in elections.
After the motion has been announced, each team will have 30 minutes to prep before beginning their debate. Each team will compete in a total of 3 rounds, at a time convenient for them.

Our format guide can be found here: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Wwrs6H0TW7gIvvUBwSfahIJxFRSUFBhRKwaWPgRDhw0/edit?usp=sharing

Website: https://debatetoeducate.com/january-27th-tournament-writopia-lab-debate-spaces-and-debate-to-educate/

Managing Organization: Debate to Educate

Contact:

debatetoeducate@gmail.com

Eligibility:

  • Novice teams must have an average age of under 14 years old. They must be in their first or second year of competitive debate, and they must have competed in no more than 3 tournaments prior to the tournament. Each speaker may present their case for 3-5 minutes without points being deducted, and they are not required to accept POIs.
  • Open teams must have an average age of under 18 years old. Each speaker should speak for 5-7 minutes in order to avoid time penalties. Each speaker is required to accept a minimum of 2 POIs.

Registration Opens: December 11, 2023

Registration Closes: January 21, 2024

Overview

Writopia Lab, Debate Spaces and Debate to Educate will come together on the weekend of January 27th-28th to host an international debate tournament tournament! Our tournament will be practicing an altered version of World School Styles, tailored to suit the needs of junior high and high school students. Our goal is to match you with teams across the world for a fully immersive international experience!

All debates will be in English. We will be offering both novice and open WSS. Teams are not required to be from the same school. Each team may consist of 3-5 debaters.

Process

All debaters will log onto our virtual platform. The motion will be announced at the start of the round. The motions for our tournament will be as follows:
  • This House regrets permissive parenting styles.
  • This House would support a media literacy class in public schools.
  • This House regrets the rise of the social media “influencer.”
  • This House believes that schools should ban violent sports for students in grades K-12.
  • This House supports free and open immigration between all countries.
  • This House believes that countries should be allowed to colonize the Moon.
  • This House believes that universities should offer all students a free year-long study abroad program.
  • This House supports reparations for all indigenous peoples displaced by colonization.
  • This House would ban zoos.
  • This House would allow citizens of any age to vote in elections.
After the motion has been announced, each team will have 30 minutes to prep before beginning their debate. Each team will compete in a total of 3 rounds, at a time convenient for them.

Criteria

Our format guide can be found here: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Wwrs6H0TW7gIvvUBwSfahIJxFRSUFBhRKwaWPgRDhw0/edit?usp=sharing

Participate

Website: https://debatetoeducate.com/january-27th-tournament-writopia-lab-debate-spaces-and-debate-to-educate/

Managing Organization: Debate to Educate

Contact:

debatetoeducate@gmail.com

Eligibility:

  • Novice teams must have an average age of under 14 years old. They must be in their first or second year of competitive debate, and they must have competed in no more than 3 tournaments prior to the tournament. Each speaker may present their case for 3-5 minutes without points being deducted, and they are not required to accept POIs.
  • Open teams must have an average age of under 18 years old. Each speaker should speak for 5-7 minutes in order to avoid time penalties. Each speaker is required to accept a minimum of 2 POIs.

Deadlines

Registration Opens: December 11, 2023

Registration Closes: January 21, 2024