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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.

Established in 2019 by IDP Education, a world leader in international education and student placement services, CamDEBATE has received the support from the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, Ministry of Information, Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training, Union of Youth Federations of Cambodia, and the British Embassy and partnership with key institutions in Cambodia and internationally.

CamDEBATE welcomes over 500 contestants annually, representing 8 nationalities (Cambodian, Thai, Filipino, Malaysian, Chinese, French, American and Kazakhstani), from over 100 schools and universities across Cambodia. The final round attracts a packed audience of more than 1000 spectators, who witness the most talented public speakers and debaters compete for the honour of being crowned champions.

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 Cambodian students and young professionals.



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.

Click HERE to download Registration Process Guidelines for Contestants (Step-by-step Instructions)

Click HERE to download Competition Guidelines for Contestants + FAQs



Call for Applications 2024

For more info and upcoming CamDEBATE events, join the CamDEBATE Telegram Channel!

If you wish the CamDEBATE team to contact you via calling or email, please fill out your info HERE

Check out the video highlights of the 2023 CamDEBATE Championship Series, showcasing how CamDEBATE can truly enrich contestants’ experience: