Welcome to the DAV Website
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.
The Swannie Awards are awarded to the speaker in each region and grade who has the highest average speaker score after completing at least three debates during the year.
The average is calculated solely on speaker scores, and is not affected by the best speaker awards that are announced at the end of each debate.
The speaker with the highest average score in each grade across all 20 regions is awarded a Competition Swannie Award. The top three speakers in each grade are nominated for the award, and the winner will be announced at the ceremony.
Select a year below to view its results: