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Name of competition: Debating

Upcoming competition date: Regional Finals for North and South of England will be held on Saturday 17th March 2018. The National Final will be held at Competitions Day on Saturday 30th June 2018.

Venue: Regional Finals for the North will be held at Retford Oaks School, Retford, Nottinghamshire and the South at Hartpury College, Gloucester. The NFYFC final will be held during National Competitions Day at the Staffordshire County Showground, Staffordshire.

Outline of competition:

The team will comprise a Chairman, two speakers for the Proposition and two speakers for the Opposition. Debating subjects have included: This house believes that Chinese Lanterns should be banned and this house believes that the minimum age for alcohol compsumption should be raised to 21?

Competitor Information: Competitors Notes Debating Northern 2018 & Competitors Notes Debating South 2018
Rules: Competitions Day - Debating MACE (26 & under) - Rules 2017-18 & General Rules 2017-18

Timetable for the Day:
When to book in: 10:30am
Where to book in: Staffordshire Showground
Presentation of Awards: Approx 5pm

Guidelines: Mace Debating How to Guidelines, ESU-Schools-Mace-Handbook-2016, Speech-and-Debate-Handbook-2012-13 & Mace Debating How to Guidelines

How to get there:

Northern Finals

Southern Finals

NFYFC Finals

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Checklist of things to bring with you on the day:

  • Membership Card
  • Parental Consent Form for all U18s - Copy returned to NFYFC 10 days prior to event
  • Absentee Form - Completed by County Office to be excused from presentation of awards
  • Additional form of ID
  • Smart Dress
  • Pen & Paper
  • Stopwatch

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