RedDot Circle Presents RedDot Junior/Senior Debate League

Calling all debaters! Do you want to sharpen your wit against thinkers and speakers from all around the world? Look no further! We are pleased to announce the call for RedDot Junior/Senior Debate League!

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RedDot Junior/Senior Debate League

Wondering where do you stand among other debaters?

The RedDot Debate League compiles your score, where TOP 20 individual debaters and their teams will be ranked based on points that they gained by taking part in the RedDot Debate League Tournaments.

The tournament aims to create a platform for debate students to practice their debate skills and learn about various issues affecting the world today. The points you chalk up will make up your position on a league table so you are constantly challenging yourself.

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Objectives

    • To create a platform for mentorship, inspiration, and learning for young students.
    • To provide a platform where real-world issues affecting young people and the world are discussed and understood from diverse perspectives.
    • To enhance the ability of participants to think critically while developing their communication skills by having participants defend their ideas convincingly in front of a panel of judges.
    • Interaction with students from different schools from across the world to grow participants understanding of global perspectives.
    • Promote and instill values of tolerance and constructive discourse as a means of problem-solving among students.
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Guidelines for the RedDot Debate League:

    • The competition is conducted online and in English
    • All Junior league debaters must be from 7 to 12 years old and are full time primary/secondary school students
    • All Senior league debaters must be from 13 to 17 years old and are full time junior high/high school students
    • Debates will be in a WSDC format
    • Junior – (Speeches are 4-minutes, with 2-minute Reply Speeches)
    • Senior – (Speeches are 8-minutes, with 4-minute Reply Speeches)
    • Each team should have a minimum of 3 debaters and a maximum of 5

About the RedDot Debate League:

    • RedDot Academy is reputed an established Singaporean debating academy
    • Previous renditions of the RedDot Debate League have catered to students from all walks of life, with tournaments & leagues conducted, and students participating from Singapore, China, Korea, Vietnam, Dubai & Malaysia
    • Accredited with helping students grow important facets such as teamwork, critical thinking, oral presentation
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League Competition Dates

RedDot Junior/Senior Debate League Tournament – September
17th & 18th September 2022

RedDot Junior/Senior Debate League Tournament – October
22nd & 23rd October 2022

RedDot Junior/Senior Debate League Tournament – November
26th & 27th November 2022

RedDot Junior/Senior Debate Competition 2022
2nd to 4th December 2022

League Competition schedule

 

JUNIOR

Day 1 (UTC +8)

  • 1:00pm – 1:30pm: Check In and Roll Call of Teams and Judges
  • 1:30pm – 3:00pm: Debate Round 1 (Prepared)
  • 3:00pm – 3:30pm: Break
  • 3:30pm – 5:00pm: Debate Round 2 (Prepared)
  • 5:00pm – 5:15pm: Announcements (CAP. Tech Team and Organizing Committee)

 

Day 2 (UTC +8)

  • 1:00pm – 1:30pm: Check In and Roll Call of Teams and Judges
  • 1:30pm – 3:00pm: Debate Round 3 (Prepared)
  • 3:00pm – 3:15pm: Break
  • 3:15pm – 3:30pm: Break Announcement
  • 3:30pm – 5:30pm: Final (Impromptu)
  • 5:30pm – 6:00pm: Closing Ceremony (Award Ceremony)

 

SENIOR

Day 1 (UTC +8)

  • 1:00pm – 1:30pm: Check In and Roll Call of Teams and Judges
  • 1:30pm – 3:00pm: Debate Round 1 (Prepared)
  • 3:00pm – 3:30pm: Break
  • 3:30pm – 5:00pm: Debate Round 2 (Prepared)
  • 5:00pm – 5:15pm: Announcements (CAP. Tech Team and Organizing Committee)

 

Day 2 (UTC +8)

  • 1:00pm – 1:30pm: Check In and Roll Call of Teams and Judges
  • 1:30pm – 3:30pm: Debate Round 3 (Impromptu)
  • 3:30pm – 3:45pm: Break
  • 3:45pm – 4:00pm: Break Announcement
  • 4:00pm – 6:00pm: Final (Impromptu)
  • 6:00pm – 6:30pm: Closing Ceremony (Award Ceremony)

Need some preparation for the Debate Competitions?

Apply for our free regular classes every fortnight to learn more on debating.

Or join our premium online debate classes weekly to learn skills that will enable you to engage with world issues and teaches you to build arguments, construct clashes and progressively refine your speaking skills.

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RedDot Junior/Senior Debate League Registration

    FAQ

    Is this a physical or virtual event?

    The competition would be hosted virtually on Knovo platform. All participants would be given a learner’s account to log in during the competition period.

    How much are the fees to join RedDot Junior/Senior League?

    The fees are SGD$50 per debater or SGD$150 for a team (max of 4 debaters).

    If my child is joining as an individual, how will they be grouped?

    Your child will be grouped according to age & school level by RedDot Academy’s coaches.

    Our coaches will take the child’s previous debating experiences into consideration to provide them with the best learning experience through the competition.

    What's the difference between the competition, tournament and the championship?

    A tournament is generally used for any type of competition in which,, on one day or a few days, teams come together to compete.  The winner of the tournament may be called the champion, but you would not necessarily call the tournament a championship tournament.  Usually, championship tournaments refer to competitions at the end of a long season of games, during which the best teams in a league compete to determine who should be considered the overall champion of the league.

    One team playing one other team is a “competition.” A “tournament” involves multiple levels, like having the best 16 teams in the (world/country/region) compete to determine a champion.

    I have further questions regarding the debate competition.

    Please feel free to call or WhatsApp to share your queries with us 🙂