Description

Debate Discription
  • An inter school debate championship open to students of classes 8-11 brought to you by India’s biggest knowledge sharing platform, Mind Wars, in partnership with India Schools Debating Society (ISDS), one of India’s premier debating organizations for school students.
  • Finalists get an opportunity to represent India in the World School Debating Championship
  • No prerequisites needed except for a grasp of the English language
  • Multiple students from a school can participate

Format

  • All registered students share a written submission to be evaluated by the ISDS team
  • Students selected from the written round submit a short speech video on a topic to be evaluated by ISDS
  • All students selected from the video rounds compete in their respective zones through a series of quarterfinals, semi-finals and final
  • The top 2 champions from each zone are selected to compete in a city finale
  • The city champion and finalists are selected to compete in a national finale
  • The winner will be crowned India’s Best Debater

Highlights

  • First City Debate Championship held in Mumbai in Nov 2021
  • The event saw participation from more than 150 schools
  • Zonal rounds were judged by an eminent panel comprising of top journalists and CEOs from prominent companies
  •  A workshop on debating techniques was conducted by seasoned debate coaches
  • Mentorship was provided to participants of all zonal finals
  • Arvind Iyengar from Bombay Scottish School Powai was crowned City Champion in the finale event moderated by celebrity food critic Kunal Vijaykar and judged by a panel headlined by acclaimed actress Tisca Chopra

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