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Would you like to be a world champion?

18 May 10 | Dave
WODC - The World Online Debating ChampionshipWe are proud to announce that the second World Online Debating Championships will place in August and September of this year. Thirty-two teams from thirty-two countries will battle it out to be crowned the best online debaters in the world and you are cordially invited to be one of them.

Last year teams from Eastern and Western Europe, North and South America, Africa, and Asia tackled subjects as diverse as euthanasia, terrorism, vegetarianism, aliens, marriage, alcohol, drugs, gambling, banking and the environment. The subjects are announced on the day but you have 24 hours to present your arguments and the internet is at your disposal.

All debates take place in English under what is close to British Parliamentary rules. Judging will be done by ex-world champions, chief adjudicators and other highly experienced debaters, so ensuring your work will get the kind of feedback that allows you to develop your debating expertise regardless whether you win or lose.

Entrance costs $20 per person or $100 per team no matter how many members it has. Bursaries are available for those who need them. To enter or apply for a bursary please email us at . Registration closes on the 30th June so don’t delay, enter now.

The WODC is sponsored by the OSI Youth Initiative and is partnered by IDEA - the International Debate Education Association

To enter or find out more:

Last year’s debates: debatewise.org/wodc-debates

Download our flyer to send to your friends
- Our leaflet (12Mb)
- A4 flyer

Why you should enter

  • Fantastic prizes

  • Chance to call yourself a World Champion

  • Hone your debating skills

  • Permanent recognition in the Debatewise Hall of Fame

  • Certificates of achievement for all 32 finalists



Useful links

  • More details on the competition (pdf)

  • Tips and tricks (pdf)

  • The rules (pdf)


  • Posted by: Dave, 18 May 10, 10:52am

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