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20 May 2010

The second World Online Debating Championships‏

We 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. Registration closes on the 30th June so don’t delay, enter now.

We've got flyers and leaflets you can pass on to others on our blog here: 

On this page you'll also find links to last year's debates so you can judge the standard required, tips and tricks to help you learn how to debate better and the rules that will govern participation.

Hope you can make it,

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