The NLS Debate Junior is back for its 7th edition, and we are opening registrations for this year’s tournament.
For those of you who are unaware, the NLS Debate Junior, which is organised by the Literary and Debating Society of the National Law School of India University, Bangalore, comprises of a workshop conducted by senior debaters from NLS (arguably the best in the country) followed by two days of competitive debating between school students of classes VII-XII.
Additionally, the tournament will also be the Bangalore Regional Tournament in association with the Indian Schools Debating Society [ISDS] for the Indian selections to the World Schools’ Debating Championships 2018, to be held in Croatia! This means that the finalists and top speakers at the tournament will receive a direct pass to the advanced stages of the selection rounds for the Indian team.
The eligibility criteria for participation at the NLS Debate Junior simply requires students to be admitted to the registering school. However, only students who meet the below mentioned criteria will be eligible for the World Schools Debating Championships. Please note, that this criteria is only for the World Schools Debating Championship, and we welcome students not meeting this criteria to participate at the NLS Debate Junior regardless.
The criteria for eligibility to the World Schools Debating Championship is (i) having attended a school in India in the six months prior to the tournament; (ii) not turning 20 by the end of July 2018 and; (iii) not having started university by end of July 2018. Schools are also encouraged to send younger members. However, do note that students not meeting this criteria are still eligible to compete at the NLS Debate Junior.
We’d like to ensure participation from as many schools as possible. Therefore, we request ONE representative from each school to kindly fill in the below form at the earliest, so that we may get in touch with you accordingly.
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You can also opt for the outreach program conducted by NLS debaters. These workshops aim to train students in the art of argumentation, logic and oration, as well as help students set up a debate society in each school.
The Literary and Debating Society.
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