The Bulletin

Updates, deadlines, and event details are posted here regularly.

Applications Open: WSDC Hong Kong Team Selections

We are delighted to open applications for the 2023 Hong Kong’s World Schools Debating team. The team will participate at the World Schools Debating Championships (WSDC) held in person from 18th to 28th July in Hanoi, Vietnam 2023. Selections The Hong Kong Debate & Speech Community will select an initial 8 student team, with the […]

Senior SDC 2022 IA Registration Open

With Senior SDC returning soon in October 2022, we are delighted to open registrations for Independent Judges. Basic Information: (ALL TIMES IN UTC+8) Date: 8 October 8am-6:30pm (preliminary rounds); 9 October 9am-4pm (break rounds). Format: WSDC – 8 min main speech with points of information, 4 min replies. Prepped motion for R1, semi-prepared motion for […]

Senior SDC 2022: Registration Open

Dear Hong Kong Debating and Public Speaking Community, Senior SDC is returning in October! Here are the key details: Team Registration Form: https://forms.gle/QSESwnq3DzLZG9rt7 Registration deadline: 18 September 23:59 (All times in UTC +8)  Date: 8 October 08:00-18:30 (preliminary rounds); 9 October 09:00-17:00 (break rounds).  Venue: Online.  Cost: HKD 400 per team. Eligibility: 3-5 members per […]

Tournament Update: Team Hong Kong at WSDC 2022

Making history for our city, the Hong Kong team has taken home the champion at WSDC 2022, for the first time since the championship’s inception 35 years ago. This year, the World Schools Debating Championships (WSDC) was held online between 8th to 18th of August, 2022. A total of 66 countries participated, competing live through […]

Flashpoint 2022 Recap

Flashpoint 2022 has come to a close! In the two weeks spanning from July 18th-29th, the annual summer debating workshop was held to much success. The event saw a turnout of 90 participants across six different skill groups, where experienced trainers provided catered lesson plans and personalized training. A huge thank you to all our […]

JOB OPENING: Secretary, Hong Kong Debate and Speech Community

Job Title: Secretary, Hong Kong Debate and Speech Community Reports To: Chairman, Board of Directors Job Overview: You will be responsible for managing communications and publicity for the HKDSC’s competitions and other events; monitoring emails and social media pages, and providing ad-hoc assistance in other areas when needed. Responsibilities and Duties: Managing sign-ups, draws and […]

FLASHPOINT 2022 SIGN UPS ARE OPEN!

FLASHPOINT 2022 SIGN UPS ARE OPEN! Flashpoint is an annual debate workshop designed for up-and-coming secondary school debaters. This is an excellent opportunity to learn from and be coached by passionate and talented student debaters in Hong Kong! We’ll be hosting the workshop over Zoom on July 18, 20, 22, 25, 27, and 29 from […]

WIDPSC 2022: Tournament Update

For WIDPSC 2022 (World Individual Debating and Public Speaking Championship), which was held online by The Country Day School, Hong Kong sent a delegation of 12 students. At the Grand Finals held on April 17 (Sun), Nicholas Chung made a speech that outlines how we face death and terminal patient care; in the end, this […]

Tournament Update: International World Schools Debate Tournament

Two Hong Kong teams were amongst the 140 that participated at the International World Schools Debate Tournament, Ljutomer. Alexandra Uy-Tioco, Jenny Kim, Nicole Wong, and Rachel Lang were the top ranked team after the preliminary rounds, and reached the Quarter Finals of the competition. Chloe Tse, Dhuv Leekha, Madeleine Wu, along with Navia Zhang and […]

Registration Open! — Junior Individual Public Speaking Championships 2022

Dear All, We are excited to announce that the annual Junior Individual Public Speaking Championships is scheduled to be a remote event on 30 April (Saturday). Please read on for further details of the format and registration logistics. As in past years, there are three compulsory categories, namely Persuasive Speaking, Interpretive Reading and Impromptu Speaking. […]

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