Welcome to CamDEBATE 2020

 

Vision & Objectives 

 
The Cambodia International Debate & Public Speaking Championship Series (CamDEBATE) is a premier platform for professional development in public speaking and debate, cultivating a healthy culture of dialogue and the sharing of different perspectives to promote and foster understanding, friendship and knowledge among youth in Cambodia.
 

An initiative of IDP Education, a world leader in international education and student placement services, in partnership with key institutions in Cambodia and internationally, CamDEBATE aims to provide:

  • An opportunity for individuals who wish to engage in debate and public speaking in English to increase their fluency and showcase their proficiency.
  • An opportunity to develop important skills that benefit participants’ academic journeys, personal development and career prospects.
  • An occasion to independently learn, research and form opinions on complex topics that will contribute to the development of well-rounded individuals.
  • A networking opportunity for individuals from different backgrounds and nationalities.
  • A platform to support the development of problem solving, critical thinking and interpersonal skills among Cambodian students and young professionals.

 

Championship 2020 

 

The CamDEBATE Championship 2020 consists of three levels divided into two categories: Public Speaking and Debate.

 

LevelEligibility CriteriaCategoryAwards (Both Categories)
High School
  • High school student
  • Aged 15 or above at the time of application
  • Cambodian or other nationality residing in Cambodia
Public SpeakingChampion:
  • A two-week study tour to the United Kingdom
  • A trophy, a medal and a certificate
  • A one-year scholarship to study at ACE
Runner-up:
  • A bicycle
  • A medal and a certificate
  • A one-year scholarship to study at ACE
Debate
University
  • University or post-secondary student
  • Aged 25 or below at the time of application
  • Cambodian or other nationality residing in Cambodia
Public SpeakingChampion:
  • A two-week study tour to the United Kingdom
  • A trophy, a medal and a certificate
  • A one-year scholarship to study at ACE
Runner-up:
  • A bicycle
  • A medal and a certificate
  • A one-year scholarship to study at ACE
Debate
Young Professionals
  • Employed/Self-employed
  • Aged 30 or below at the time of application
  • Cambodian or other nationality residing in Cambodia
Public SpeakingChampion:
  • A two-week study tour to the United Kingdom
  • A trophy, a medal and a certificate
  • A one-year scholarship to study at ACE
Runner-up:
  • A bicycle
  • A medal and a certificate
  • A one-year scholarship to study at ACE
Debate

 

To download the Competition Guidelines, click HERE.

 

Competition Timeline  

 

October - DecemberApplication Period
January - FebruaryAudition Round (English and Communication Ability Assessment)
March - AprilElimination Round
May - JuneSemi-Final Round
AugustFinal Round
October - NovemberOverseas Trip

Each contestant can choose to compete in one of the two categories of the competition. The registration fee is $30. Those who are not selected to compete in the Audition round, their registration fee will be refunded.

 

 

To compete in CamDEBATE 2020,  Register Here