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June Camp Registration Is Open!

Debate Association (Singapore) is pleased to open registration for our annual June Training Camp for Primary School students. This year, we are glad to have Catholic High School hosting our camp.

Our June Camp is a two-day non-residential camp, open to students who are in Primary 4 to 6 in 2017. The Camp will feature exciting masterclasses by experienced and accomplished senior debaters and judges, opportunities for students to hone their skills in hands-on activities, culminating in a mini-tournament in the national primary school debate championships format.

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DDI 6 Application is Open!

Debate Association (Singapore) is pleased to announce that applications for the Debate Development Initiative (DDI) is open! Currently in its sixth cycle, the DDI is a rigorous training programme which provides developmental exposure and competition opportunities to its members; introducing them to a wide range of advanced debate topics, techniques and formats. It targets upper secondary school students with at least moderate debating experience, a humble learning attitude, and a passion for oratory.

Past cycles of the DDI have had much success to date, with former members taking part in several different competitions and community involvement projects. More information can be found in the brochure.

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Results of SVDC 2017

The Speak! Ventures Debate Championship, sponsored by Speak! Ventures was held on 21 and 22 January 2017 at Tanglin Trust School.

This tournament is an annual preparatory tournament for secondary school teams before they compete at the Singapore Secondary Schools Debating Championship in February.

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Results of D3DC 2017

The Division III Debating Championships, sponsored by the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) was held on 14 January 2017 at Loyang Secondary School.

This tournament allowed debaters in Division III of the Singapore Secondary Schools Debating Championship to hone their debating skills and gain experience prior to the National Championships. Debaters gained greater insight into the issue of problem gambling in the local context, and the related social and economic concerns. They debated on motions such as banning video games in which in-game currency is used to gamble for virtual items, or giving out social welfare in goods and services rather than the equivalent cash value. 

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D3DC 2017 Registration Open

Dear all,

Debate Association (Singapore) is once again organising the Division III Debating Championship in 2017.

A tournament held at the start of each school year, the D3DCs provides teams in Division III with competitive exposure prior to the Singapore Secondary Schools Debating Championships (SSSDCs). One of the key features of this tournament is the extended time for young teams to seek feedback from their adjudicators. This is a valuable opportunity for them to gain experience in competitive debate in a conducive learning environment.

A central aim for this tournament is to ensure that such opportunities remain accessible to schools that are new to debating and require preparation before the SSSDC. Thus, we are pleased to announce that our tournament will remain free-of-charge next year, thanks to the kind sponsorship of our partner National Council of Problem Gambling.

Invitations to sign up for the tournament have already been sent to the respective teachers-in-charge of secondary schools in Division III of SSSDC. If you are a new school to SSSDC or if you have not received our invitation, please email

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SVDC 2017 Registration Open

Dear all,

Debate Association (Singapore) is proud to be organising the Speak! Ventures Debate Championships 2017, in collaboration with Speak! Ventures.

This annual tournament serves as essential preparation for schools participating in the Singapore Secondary School Debate Championships (SSSDC). This year, we are very pleased to have our Team Singapore alumni, Adil Hakeem and Arthur Lee, as Chief Adjudicator and Deputy Chief Adjudicator of the tournament respectively. Adil was part of the team that won the World Schools’ Debating Championships 2011 in Dundee, Scotland, while Arthur was part of the team that won the World’s Schools’ Debating Championships 2015 in Singapore.

Invitations to sign up for the tournament have already been sent to the respective teachers-in- charge of secondary schools and international schools. If you have not received it, please email

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