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Debating Challenge #2


Finals Results

Under 18

Prize Winners School City
1st Jishnu Venkataraman National Public School, Indiranagar Bengaluru
2nd Anika Sharma Pathways World School Aravali Gurgaon
3rd Bhaavan P National Public School, Indiranagar Bengaluru
3rd Rakshamathi Gopinath KIS International School Bangkok

 

Under 16

Prize Winners School City
1st Darsh Bakshi Indus International School Pune
2nd Ishani Patil Pathways World School Aravali Gurgaon
3rd Chris Joby Sacred Heart School Manama
3rd Arnab Sengupta Bahrain Indian School Bahrain

 

Under 14

Prize Winners School City
1st Padmavathi Gopinath KIS International School Bangkok
2nd Siddharth Kumar Gopal St. Thomas Residential School Thiruvananthapuram
3rd Saanika Jain National Public School, Indiranagar Bengaluru
3rd Falak Shaikh Sacred Heart School Manama

  

Semifinal and Final Round Motions

Under 18

Regional History should be taught instead of National History in schools


Under 16 

Government should ban Coaching centres

Under 14

School Uniforms should not be compulsory

Qualifier round Results

Under 18

Finalists School City
Jishnu Venkataraman National Public School, Indiranagar Bengaluru
Bhaavan P National Public School, Indiranagar Bengaluru
Rakshamathi Gopinath KIS International School Bangkok
Anika Sharma Pathways World School Aravali Gurgaon 
  

Under 16

Finalists School City
Ishani Patil Pathways World School Aravali Gurgaon
Chris Joby Sacred Heart School Manama
Darsh Bakshi Indus International School Pune
Arnab Sengupta Bahrain Indian School Bahrain 

  

Under 14

Finalists School City
Siddharth Kumar Gopal St. Thomas Residential School Thiruvananthapuram
Saanika Jain National Public School, Indiranagar Bengaluru
Falak Shaikh Sacred Heart School Manama
Padmavathi Gopinath KIS International School Bangkok 

 

Theme: Education

Qualifier Round Motions

Under 18

Mandatory vocational programs should be introduced in all universities for all under-graduate programs.

    Under 16

    Developing nations should prioritize educating children who show potential rather than educating everyone equally.

      Under 14

      Students should be allowed to select the subjects they want to study.

         

         
        Format
        • Each debate will have 2 debaters. One arguing “For” and the other “Against” the topic.
        • Each debate will have 4 speeches. Order of speaking and content will be:
            • Speech 1 - Arguments by the “For” debater 
            • Speech 2 - Arguments by the “Against” debater
            • Rebuttal 1 - Rebuttal by the “For” debater vs the “Against” debater’s speech.
            • Rebuttal 2 - Rebuttal by the “Against” debater vs the “For”  debater’s speech
        • Each Debater will be assigned a Side (For or Against) randomly by our Team and will be communicated to the debater on Wednesday, 15th July, along with the Zoom video call invite
        • The Motions for the Finals will be different from the Qualifier motions. They will be shared with the Finalists on Friday, 17th July, when the results are announced
        • Details around judging criteria and how to structure the rebuttal will be provided in the Prepbook along with best practices for debating. It will be shared with all registered participants for the challenge.
        • The Qualifier is not a Knock-out competition. The Top 4 Debaters in each age category, based on their individual scores, will be moving on to the Final round on Sunday.
        • On Sunday, the top 4 will compete in knock-out semifinals leading to the Top 2 who will battle it out in the Finals to decide the Winners of the Debating Challenge #2
           
          Category
          Under 18
          Under 16 
          Under 14 
          Age 
          (On 16-07-2020)
          16 & 17 year olds
          14 & 15 year olds
          12 & 13 year olds
          Time Limit
          (per debater)
          Speech - 2.5 mins
          Rebuttal - 1.5 mins
          Speech - 2.5 mins
          Rebuttal - 1 min
          Speech - 2 mins
          Rebuttal - 1 min

           

          Schedule
               
          Qualifier round : 16th July, Thursday, 3-9 pm IST
          Your debate will be in a 15 minute slot during the 1 hour window you choose while registering. Your exact slot time and Side will be communicated to you on Wednesday, 15th July by 7 pm IST. 
                   
          Final round : 19th July, Sunday, 11 am - 12:30 pm IST
          Live-streamed on Melio's Facebook page!
             
          Registration Fee
              
          ₹ 299 per speaker
              
          Prizes
               

          Winner - 1st prize: ₹ 1250; Runner up - ₹ 750; Semi-finalists (2) - ₹ 500 each

          Total prizes - Rs. 9000/-

          All finalists will receive digital certificates

           

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