Debate Association (Singapore) Annual General Meeting 2013

Debate Association (Singapore) will be holding its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Sunday, 7 July 2013, 2.30-4.30pm. All registered members of DA(S) are invited.

The AGM will vote on the candidates to replace the retiring executive committee members, and discuss our plans for the coming year.

The positions which will be up for election at the AGM are:

  • President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Director (Adjudication Management)
  • Director (Outreach)
  • Director (Competitions)
  • Director (Training)

Ordinary members who wish to run for the available positions must formally indicate interest to the Secretary ( at least 1 week before the AGM (i.e. nominations will close 1 week before the AGM).

All DA(S) members are invited to attend the AGM. However, only adult members (over 18) will be able to vote and run for elections. Please note that DA(S) will temporarily cease processing new member applications from 26 May 2013 to 8 July 2013. Any applicants who apply within this window will only have their memberships approved after the AGM.

The details of the AGM are as follows:

Date: Sunday, 7 July 2013
Time: 2.30-4.30pm
Venue: Thomson Community Club, Multi-Purpose Room 2

Please send an email to with your full name and NRIC number if you would like to attend the AGM. Due to space restrictions at the meeting venue, we would appreciate if you could inform us by 30 June 2013 if you will be attending this AGM, so that we can plan accordingly.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Extension of Registration Deadlines

Primary School Debate Open 

Due to the busy examination schedule and to allow teachers more time to choose their teams, the registration deadline for the Primary School Debate Open has been extended to 7 June 2013, Friday 2359 hours.

We strongly encourage all primary schools to take part in this tournament as it is a wonderful opportunity for upper primary students to hone their debate skills prior to next year’s Wits & Words Inter-Primary Tournament. Not to mention, it gives newer students the chance to get acquainted with the formalities of debate. This competition is also one of the few open tournaments available to primary school students and hence this opportunity should not be missed!

We would like to thank the schools who have already registered and to note that the 30 May briefing will be postponed in light of the new deadline. More details will be provided once the deadline has closed. Should you have any inquiries, feel free to email us at or


Singapore Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Debate Series (SRC-IHL)

The deadline for registration for the Singapore Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Debate Series has been extended to 9 June 2013, 2359 hours.

This is in light of examination period and many overlapping events. The tournament is a one of a kind competition which exposes debaters to different aspects of humanitarian law and challenges them to consider global issues. Click on this link: for more information on the competition.

Please send your registrations to as soon as possible as the tournament organizers have imposed a cap on the number of teams and places are filling up fast!


Debate Development Initiative (DDI) 2012-2013 Update

Nine months on, our 17 DDI Cycle 1 participants have completed all twenty masterclasses conducted by returning circuit luminaries. We are pleased to report not just commendable achievements at both the local and international level, but also meaningful community outreach. Here’s what the DDI has been up to since March 2013:

DDI – Cycle 1 Update 3


NUS Political Science Society Singapore Model United Nations

The National University of Singapore (NUS) Political Science Society is organising their 10th session of the Singapore Model United Nations (SMUN). This year, SMUN will be held from 3 to 7 June. Kindly see the attached documents for more information. International delegates are welcome to join us.

Kindly go to to register and make payment. If your educational institution has a large contingent to register, you can complete the attached document and send it to

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you there!

Sample School Delegation Form
Sample Letter of Invitation
Flow of Events for SMUN 2013-Upon Request of Schools


June Camps 2013 Update

Due to popular demand and the busy examination period, we have decided to extend the deadlines for both the June Camps, Camp Ignis & Camp Excelsior! The deadline has been extended to Friday, 24 May 2013, 12pm sharp.

We encourage schools and parents to apply soon in order to avoid disappointment as slots are filling up fast!

We look forward to receiving your application soon!


Raffles Debate Academy Under-14s: Call for Adjudicators

Raffles Institution (Year 5-6) will be organizing the annual Raffles Debate Academy Under 14s Debate Tournament on 25 May and 1 June 2013 (Saturdays). We are currently looking for adjudicators, preferably J2 and above with prior adjudication experience.

The tournament will be held on 25 May (preliminary rounds) and 1 June (break rounds), from 8.30 am to 5.30 pm, at Raffles Institution. Debating will be done in the modified (6min) World Schools’ format, and lunch will be provided on both days.

If you are interested in adjudicating and are available on either of these dates, please email your name, mobile phone number, email address, dietary requirements, and which dates/times you will be free to adjudicate, by 18 May.

Thank you, and we hope to see you at the 2013 RDA-U14s!

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