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 students and young professionals.

 

Championship 2020  

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

 

1. Level: High School
Eligibility Criteria
  • High school student
  • Aged 15 or above at the time of application
  • Cambodian or other nationality residing in Cambodia
Category: Public Speaking || Debate
Awards (Both Categories)
Champion:
  • A two-week study tour to the United Kingdom
  • A trophy, medal and certificate
  • A one-year scholarship to study at ACE
Runner-up:
  • A bicycle
  • A medal and certificate
  • A one-year scholarship to study at ACE
2. Level: University
Eligibility Criteria
  • University or post-secondary student
  • Aged 25 or below at the time of application
  • Cambodian or other nationality residing in Cambodia
Category: Public Speaking || Debate
Awards (Both Categories)
Champion:
  • A two-week study tour to the United Kingdom
  • A trophy, medal and certificate
  • A one-year scholarship to study at ACE
Runner-up:
  • A bicycle
  • A medal and certificate
  • A one-year scholarship to study at ACE
3. Level: Young Professionals
Eligibility Criteria
  • Employed/Self-employed
  • Aged 30 or below at the time of application
  • Cambodian or other nationality residing in Cambodia
Category: Public Speaking || Debate
Awards (Both Categories)
Champion:
  • A two-week study tour to the United Kingdom
  • A trophy, medal and certificate
  • A one-year scholarship to study at ACE
Runner-up:
  • A bicycle
  • A medal and certificate
  • A one-year scholarship to study at ACE
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 

 

DateActivity
1 March 2020Orientation
TBCAudition Round
TBCElimination Round
TBCSemi-Final Round
TBCFinal Round