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[APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENSION]
In response to numerous requests and to facilitate the late registration process for applicants, particularly those in provinces, the deadline of application is extended from 15 February to 20 February, 2024.

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CamDEBATE 2024 consists of two levels (High School and University) divided into two categories: Debate and Public Speaking.

High School Level

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) Champions (4 winners):
  • A trophy, a medal and a certificate
  • A two-week study tour to the United Kingdom
  • A one-year scholarship to study at ACE
  • Other prizes

Runners-up (4 finalists):
  • A medal and a certificate
  • A sports bicycle
  • A one-year scholarship to study at ACE
  • Other prizes

University

Eligibility Criteria
  • University student
  • Aged 23 or below at the time of application
  • Cambodian or other nationality residing in Cambodia
Category
  • Public Speaking
  • Debate
Awards (Both Categories) Champions (4 winners):
  • A trophy, a medal and a certificate
  • A two-week study tour to the United Kingdom
  • A one-year scholarship to study at ACE
  • Other prizes

Runners-up (4 finalists):
  • A medal and a certificate
  • A sports bicycle
  • A one-year scholarship to study at ACE
  • Other prizes

Each contestant can compete in ONLY ONE of the two categories of the competition (Public Speaking or Debate). The Competition Fee is $40, to be made in two stages.

Stage 1: Entry Fee ($20)

The $20 Entry Fee covers initial training sessions, the Audition Round and CamDEBATE contestant merchandise (T-shirt, lanyard, and contestant ID).

Stage 2: The Progression Fee ($20)

The $20 Progression Fee applies to contestants who pass the Audition Round. This fee covers further training sessions and subsequent rounds.

Note: The fees are NON-REFUNDABLE and NON-DEFERRABLE.



Competition Timeline

# Activity Tentative Dates
1 Applications 2nd January 2024 – 20th February 2024
2 Orientation Sunday, 03 March 2024
3 Audition Round Sunday, 17 March 2024
4 Elimination Round Sunday, 31 March 2024
5 Quarter-Final Round Sunday, 07 April 2024
6 Semi-Final Round Sunday, 21 April 2024
6 Final Round Sunday, 05 April 2024
7 Two-week Study Tour to the United Kingdom TBC

Before competing in the Audition Round, all contestants will receive initial training sessions related to public speaking and debate skills while winners from each round will continue to receive further specialized training and mentoring sessions. The training aims to improve contestants' confidence when speaking in public and to equip them with the necessary skills for their future careers, including critical thinking, communication, problem-solving and leadership skills.

 

CamDEBATE reserves the right to make changes to the timeline without prior notice. Any changes will be communicated to contestants.