Worldwide Debating

Excellence in debating


  • The World Schools Debating Championships (WSDC) is a truly global competition for high school debaters who meet certain eligibility criteria, representing countries rather than individual schools.
  • The Championships take place each year in a different country, hosted by a national debating body. Past venues include Peru, Qatar, Seoul, Athens, Cape Town, Bangkok, Singapore, Stuttgart, and in 2017 Denpasar, Indonesia.
  •  If you would like to take part as a debater or to organise a team of debaters, you should start by contacting your national debate association if one exists. If not, why not read their guide on starting a team.


  • The 2019 competition is closed however it will be returning in 2020!


  • As soon as the 2020 dates are released the details on how to enter will be posted on their website, so keep check.