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ValidITES Post-Secondary Debate Tournament

Earlier this week, ITE College Central, with the support of Debate Association (Singapore), organised the 3rd ValidITE Post-Secondary Debate Tournament.

An Asians-format competition, ValidITE brought together 24 teams from junior colleges, polytechnics and ITEs across Singapore. The theme of this year's tournament was "Self, Society, Industry".

After 3 days of debating held over 13th, 14th and 18th of July, Hwa Chong Institution emerged champions after defeating NUS High 5 - 0.

The other results are as follows:


Call for Adjudicators | Primary School Debate Open & SRC-IHL 2013

Judges are needed for two upcoming tournaments from very different age groups in the debate circuit. They are the Primary School Debate Open and Singapore Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Debate Series 2013.

The tournaments cater to primary school and junior-college levels respectively. Please kindly complete the attached form and email Walter at, by the indicated dates.


Postponement of Youth Debate Open 2013

The Youth Debate Open 2013 was scheduled to run on 22 and 23 June 2013 at Anglo-Chinese Junior College.

However, the Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) has reached “Hazardous” levels these past few days. As the health and wellbeing of everyone involved in the tournament is our utmost priority, we have decided to postpone the competition to a later date.

The competition will be rescheduled once the PSI reaches a consistently “Moderate” or “Good” level. We will keep all schools and teams involved in the tournament updated on this.

Debate Association (Singapore) is deeply sorry for the inconvenience caused and seeks your understanding on the matter. Please contact us directly at if you have any further queries.

Click here for the official letter.


Youth Debate Open 2013 | Haze Situation

The Youth Debate Open 2013 is scheduled to run on the 22nd and 23rd of June 2013. However, over the week, the Pollution Standards Index (PSI) has reached "Hazardous" levels.

In light of this, Debate Association (Singapore) is monitoring the haze situation closely. We will provide an official update by tomorrow to confirm if the competition will run as scheduled this weekend.

Please contact us directly at if you have any queries.


Singapore Polytechnic Debate Open 2013: RESULTS

On the 15th and 16th of June 2013, Singapore Polytechnic organised the annual SP Debate Open (SPDO). The SPDO is an Asians-format competition catered towards secondary schools, junior colleges and polytechnic teams of a wide variety of experience levels and backgrounds.
The competition witnessed Hwa Chong Institution Team DP winning the Secondary School break of the tournament and WSDC Singapore Team A winning the Open break.
Click on "Continue Reading" for more results of SPDO 2013.

June Camp 2013

Camp Ignis and Camp Excelsior took place from 10 - 11 June 2013 and 12 - 13 June 2013 respectively at Methodist Girls' School (Primary).

The camp saw a total of nearly 90 students from 13 different schools in attendance and these budding debaters had the opportunity to learn, debate and grow amongst like-minded peers.

Camp Ignis was an induction camp targeted at those uninitiated to debate or those with foundational knowledge. Whereas Camp Excelsior was a more advanced camp that targeted more seasoned debaters.

The campers had a fruitful time of fellowship and learning over an exchange of witty banter, laughs and fun activities that were designed to help them become more eloquent, confident and effective speakers. 

A special thanks to Methodist Girls’ School (Primary) for generously hosting the camp for the 4 days and to all facilitators and individuals who helped make the camp a success!!


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Debate Association (Singapore)