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The DAV is a non-profit association which exists to promote debate. It is the peak debating body in Victoria and runs large competitions for adults and for schools across Victoria. It provides training and resources for debaters, teachers and adjudicators.

Schools Competition
(Yr 9-12 Debating)

Primary School State Tournament 2018

As a capstone to the Primary Schools Program the DAV holds an annual Primary School State Debating Tournament in Term 4. This round-robin competition aims to introduce students to competitive inter-school debating whilst also providing further opportunities to develop their debating skills.

The day follows the standard format of three debates (two prepared and one secret). After the debates medals are awarded to the overall winning team of the day, as well as the overall highest scoring speaker.

2018 Tournament Details

Date: Thursday 15th November

Venue: Ashburton Primary School

Address: 10 Fakenham Rd, Ashburton
Cost: $85 per team

To register, please fill out this form. Registration closes 4pm, Friday 2nd November

At this stage schools will only be allowed to enter one team into the competition. In the event that we can accommodate additional teams, this number may be extended.

Lunch will be provided for one teacher and four students for every team that is registered. If you are bringing additional staff or students, please note that they will be charged $10 each.

A full draw and topics will be released at close of registration. Please note that for this tournament teams must have between 4 and 6 speakers.

If you have any additional questions, please contact Isabella Kruzas at tda@dav.com.au