Division III Debating Championships 2014 Results

On the 11th of January Of December, 10 teams from Division III secondary schools across Singapore gathered at Anglican High School to compete in the Division III Debate Championships (D3DC).

Organised by Debate Association (Singapore), the D3DC presents a unique opportunity for less-exposed and less-experienced school debate teams to hone their skills in a learning-oriented environment. Students discussed topics such as the effect of personal electronic devices on today's youth, the mandatory death penalty and civil disobedience.

Additionally and in a first for 2014, eighteen shadow adjudicators in training for the Singapore Nationals also gained on-the-job experience under specially-designated senior Judge Mentors. This is part of a new DA(S) initiative to increase the depth of Singapore's volunteer adjudication pool, and improve the competencies of new judges.
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December Camp 2013

Debate Association (Singapore) conducted its annual December Camp from 13 - 14 December 2013 at Yale-NUS. 

Close to 60 students from 24 different schools enjoyed seminars on argumentation and rebuttals, which included a guest lecture by Mr. Samuel Myat San, renowned figure in the local debating circuit who has coached champion teams from ACJC and Raffles Institution. They also had fun hands-on sessions where they practiced these skills with like-minded peers.
We would like to thank to Yale-NUS for generously hosting the camp and to all facilitators and individuals who helped make the camp a success!

Youth Debate Open 2013 Tournament Results

On the 7th and 8th Of December, teams from 20 secondary schools across Singapore participated in the Youth Debate Open 2013, organised by Debate Association (Singapore) in collaboration with the Jelutung Youth Executive Committee, sponsored by the Singapore National Co-Operative Federation (SNCF) and held UWCSEA (Dover) and Canberra Community Club.

This year saw students debating challenging motions on subjects ranging from the introduction of HDB block co-op vetting processes, to allowing parents an enhanced role in deciding the curriculum and teaching standards for their children.

Multiple independent teams comprised of students from separate schools also took part, a sign of a blossoming and closely knit debating community flourishing in the secondary school circuit.

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Youth Debate Open 2013 Tournament

Debate Association (Singapore) is proud to be organising the Youth Debate Open in collaboration with the Jelutung Youth Executive Committee on 7 & 8 Dec. 
Made possible by the generous sponsorship of the Singapore National Co-Operative Federation (SNCF), 20 secondary schools from all over Singapore will debate exciting issues related to Co-Operatives.
These include the fairtrade movement, education, and capitalism.
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December Camp Registration Closing Soon!

The registration for our annual December Camp is closing in one week's time! Parents / students who are interested should register soon via the following link to avoid disappointment:

We would also like to announce that the December Camp will be conducted at the Yale-NUS Campus. More details on the specific programme / payment options will be sent to registered participants.
For those of you who have already registered, we will be sending the first batch of confirmation emails on the night of 18 Nov 2013. If you have not received one by then, please send us an email at
More details on our December Camp can be found at our previous post:

December Camp Registration Opens!

Debate Association (Singapore) is happy to announce that registration for our annual December Camp is now open! 

This year’s December Camp is open to both experienced debaters and students with no prior experience aged 13 – 16 years old (Secondary 1-4, or an equivalent standard). 

Students will be grouped according to their levels of experience, and can look forward to a wide range of exciting and interactive debate activities designed to teach them how to speak out and hold their own in a competitive debate. 

Parents / students who are interested should fill in the registration form at More details on the specific programme / payment options will be sent to registered participants. Any further queries can be directed to

Applications close at 22 Nov 2013, 5pm.  There are only 60 slots, so early registration is encouraged!

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