Debating Challenge #1


Final Results

Under 16

Prize
Winners
School
City
1st Sarah Pradhan Ekya School ITPL Bengaluru
2nd Chris Joby Sacred Heart School Manama
3rd

Joshua George Shaji

Sacred Heart School Manama  
3rd

Kirtna Ranjith

Sacred Heart School Manama
 
Under 14

Prize
Winners
School
City
1st Bhavya Jamnabai Narsee International School Mumbai
2nd Padmavathi Gopinath KIS International School Bangkok
3rd Falak Shaikh Sacred Heart School Manama
3rd  Pia Gupta National Public School Indiranagar Bengaluru
 
 
Qualifier Round Results

Under 16

Finalists 
School
City
Chris Joby Sacred Heart School Manama
Sarah Pradhan Ekya School, ITPL Bengaluru
Joshua George Shaji Sacred Heart School Manama
Kirtna Ranjith Sacred Heart School Manama
Under 14

Finalists 
School
City
Bhavya Jamnabai Narsee International School Mumbai
Padmavathi Gopinath KIS International School Bangkok
Falak Shaikh Sacred Heart School Manama
Pia Gupta National Public School, Indranagar Bengaluru
 
Registrations Closed
 
Schedule
 

Qualifier round : 25th June, Thursday, 3-9 pm IST

Your debate will be in a 12 minute slot during the 1 hour window you choose while registering. Your exact slot time will be communicated to you on Wednesday, 24th June by 7 pm. Example: If you choose 5-6 pm, your slot could be one of 5-5:12 or 5:12-5:24 and so on.

Final round : 28th June, Sunday, 11 am - 12:30 pm IST

Challenge  
 
Theme: Conquering Space
 
Qualifier round Motion - Nations should stop the commercialisation of space
 
Final round Motion - To be announced on Friday, 26th June, along with Results.
 
Format
 
  • Each debate will have two speakers, one speaking “for” the motion and one “against”.
  • Your side will be decided by a virtual coin-toss, 30 minutes before your slot, over an Orientation video-call. Along with the toss, this call will also check your internet connection and audio-video quality.
  • The challenge begins with each speaker taking turns to make their arguments, starting with the “For” speaker. The time limit for this speech is 2.5 minutes (U16) and 2 minutes (U14). This is followed by each speaker getting 1 minute to make a rebuttal to their opponent's speech.
Category
Under 16 
Under 14 
Age 
(On 28-06-2020)
14 & 15 year olds
12 & 13 year olds
Time Limit
(per debater)
Speech - 2.5 minutes
Rebuttal - 1 minute
Speech - 2 minutes
Rebuttal - 1 minute
     
  • The Qualifier round is not a Knock-out competition. The Top 4 Debaters in each age category, based on their individual scores in the Qualifier, will make it to the Final round on 28th June (Sunday)
  • The final round comprises a knock-out semi final followed by the Grand Finale for each age group, thereby declaring the Winners of this challenge!
  • Details around judging criteria, how to structure the speech and rebuttal and FAQs will be addressed in the Prepbook, to be shared with all registered participants.
 
Registration Fee
 
₹ 299 per speaker
 
Prizes
 

Winner - 1st prize: ₹ 1500; Runner up - ₹ 1000; Semi-finalists (2) - ₹ 500 each

Total prizes - Rs. 7000/-

All finalists will receive digital certificates