Welcome to 2019 CamDEBATE
 

The Cambodia International Debate & Public Speaking Championship Series (CamDEBATE) is a premiere 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 youths in Cambodia. CamDEBATE is 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:

  • a platform to support the development of problem solving, critical thinking and interpersonal skills among Cambodian students and young professionals
  • 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

 

Eligibilities

The Annual CamDEBATE is divided into 2 categories: Debate and Public Speaking. Each contestant can apply for both categories. 

No.LevelAge & Other Requirements
1High School

• 15 years and above by the date of registration 
• Are studying in high school at the time of registration

2University & Young Professionals

• Below 25 years by the date of registration
• Are studying at the university at the time of registration 
• Currently employed or self-employed OR have successfully completed an undergraduate program in any field 

*Non-native English speakers of all nationalities are welcome to register for CamDEBATE. All contestants must be currently living in Cambodia during the competition period. 

 

Prizes (Debate Category)

The winning teams from both High School & University and Young Professionals levels in the Debate category will be awarded as below:

1st Winning Team

• A fully-funded study tour trip to the UK for 2 weeks for the 3 members of the winning team (includes an intensive English language program, flights, meals, accommodation, airport transfers upon arrival and departure, travel insurance and visa application fees)

• A team trophy and an individual medal for each team member

• Champion Certificate

• 1 year scholarship to study at ACE

• Other prizes

Runner-up Team

• 2 term scholarship to study at ACE

• An individual medal for each team member

• Champion Certificate

• Other prizes

 

Prizes (Public Speaking Category)

The winners from both High School & University and Young Professionals levels in the Public Speaking category will be awarded as below:

1st Winner

• A fully-funded study tour trip to the UK for 2 weeks (includes an intensive English language program, flights, meals, accommodation, airport transfers upon arrival and departure, travel insurance and visa application fees)

• A champion trophy and medal

• Champion Certificate

• 1 year scholarship to study at ACE

• Other prizes

2nd Winner

• A fully-funded trip to the UK for 2 weeks (includes an intensive English language program, flights, meals, accommodation, airport transfers upon arrival and departure, travel insurance and visa application fees)

• A winner medal and certificate

• 2 term scholarship to study at ACE

• Other prizes

*Please note that the overseas trip is offered to winners provided that they are able to meet the visa conditions of the destination country. 

If you have any questions, please email secretariat@camdebate.org or call 023 884 212.