About IDC Tournament

International Debating Championships provide quality debating teaching and tournaments for Australian and international schools continuing developing students’ public speaking skills, analytical ability, and general knowledge.

The tournament will be held entirely online via Zoom on Friday nights during term 4 of the 2021 NSW school term. It is open to students in years 5-10 across Australia, New Zealand and Asia and will be conducted in three divisions; Primary (year 5-6), Junior (year 7-8), Senior (year 9-10).

The tournament will be adjudicated by qualified and experienced university debating adjudicators. Schools are able to register multiple teams per division. 

Tournament highlights

◉ Topics will be disclosed via Tabbycat immediately prior to preparation time.

◉ Teams will then have between 45 minutes to one hour depending on their division to prepare their debates without the assistance of their coaches.

◉ Debates will take place over Zoom and will be judged by an allocated IDC Adjudicator who will explain their decision in an oral adjudication and provide feedback.