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SRC-IHL Debate Championships 2014 Results

The Singapore Red Cross-Debate Association (Singapore) International Humanitarian Law Debate Championships 2014 is the only tournament of its kind in Singapore, bringing teams together to debate on matters concerning global peace, conflict resolution and international humanitarian obligations.
Traditionally a post-secondary tournament, this year's IHL Championship was expanded to include a Junior Division for Upper Secondary debate teams. Close to thirty teams participated in the Championship, which was kindly hosted by Anglo-Chinese Junior College on 19th - 20th July 2014.
The tournament saw Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) emerge as the champions for the Senior Division, and Hwa Chong Institution as the champions for the Junior Division.

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Debate Association (Singapore) Annual General Meeting on the 13th of July

Dear Members of Debate Association (Singapore),

Debate Association (Singapore) will be holding its Annual General Meeting on Sunday, 13 July 2014, from 1.00-4.00pm. All current members of DA(S), you're invited!

The AGM, we will discuss our plans for the coming year. We will also have several positions up for election:

  • · President
  • · Treasurer
  • · Director (Outreach)
  • · Director (Competitions)
  • · Director (Training) x2


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Results for MOE-ACJC Intercollegiate Debating Championships 2014

The Ministry of Education-ACJC Intercollegiate Debating Championships (Singapore's national championship for pre-university institutions) were held at Anglo-Chinese Junior College on 6th - 7th June 2014. The tournament saw Anglo-Chinese Junior College emerge as the champions this year. The rest of the results of the tournament are as follows -

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Youth Debate Open 2014 - Registration Open!

Debate Association (Singapore) is proud to be organising the Youth Debate Open 2014 in collaboration with the Jelutung Youth Executive Committee and River Valley High School. We are happy to announce that team registration is now open!

Here is some key information: 

- Dates: 28 June and 5 July 2014

Registration Fee: This tournament is free of charge.

- Motion Release Date: 21 June 2014

Venue: River Valley High School (6 Boon Lay Ave, S649961)

- Registration Deadline: 16 June 2014 or when we reach the Team Cap of 24. 

Please register at the following URL: you require the Tournament Handbook which includes important information on team eligibility, the invitation letter, and the schedule, please email

For enquiries, you can email or find us on Facebook at to see you there!


Registration for June Camp and Teacher's Workshop Now Open!

Debate Association (Singapore) is proud to announce the details of this year’s June Camp for primary school students!

Our June camps are targeted at Primary 4-6 students (aged 10-12), and are divided into 2 camps for beginners and more seasoned debaters respectively:

Camp Ignis (Beginner Camp)

Camp Ignis is an entry level camp targeted at beginners. The camp will cover the basics of debate, including how to set a debate case and formulate new arguments, with ample opportunities to put their newfound skills to work.

Camp Excelsior (Intermediate Camp)

Camp Excelsior is an intermediate camp targeted at more seasoned debaters with relevant competitive experience (at least 2 rounds of debating experience at Wits & Words / Primary School Debate Open). The camp will cover more advanced content, such as how to deal with different motion types and how to craft more sophisticated arguments.

Both camps are an excellent way for students to meet and interact with like-minded peers, while acquiring new skills / honing their existing capabilities.

Teacher’s Workshop

This year we will also be conducting a 2.5 hour workshop titled "Introduction to Debate for Teachers". The workshop will be held in conjunction with Camp Ignis for beginners, and will focus on (i) the basics of debating; (ii) how to guide debaters in preparing / training for debates; and (iii) how judges evaluate teams during a debate.

Registration for both camps and workshops will close on 2nd June. Should you have any queries, do contact or

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Extension of Deadline for SG Debate Essay Competition 2014

A message from Team Singapore Debate Alumni.  

The Team Singapore Debate Alumni and West Zone Centre of Excellence for Language Arts is holding an essay competition for all interested debaters to discuss and examine the purpose and function of debate in our society today. There are attractive prizes for the top six winners! The deadline for submission has been extended to 30th June 2014 to allow students currently sitting for their mid-year exams to participate. 
Head over to the SG Debate Essay Competition Facebook page for more information on how you can take part :
Note: Debate Association (Singapore) is not officially nor directly involved in the organisation, or execution of this event.

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