Topics And Rules
All debates in the BGDA Competition are short prep with a preparation time of 60 minutes. The topic areas for the 2016 Competition, which change from year-to-year, are as follows:
- International Relations
- The Economy
- The Environment
- (Final) Education
Below are the BGDA Competition Rules. It is a requirement that each School's Debating Coordinator, on behalf of participants and parents, accepts to abide by these rules before registering teams for the competition. 'Draw and Final Qualification Explanation' and 'Guidelines For Best Speaker' are explanatory documents that step through those processes in a clear and approachable fashion. For the exact, binding processes please refer to the Competition Rules.
This is the handbook that was given to all participants at the start of round 1 in 2016:
Training Session Handouts
Training session handouts will be posted here after the training sessions are conducted.