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2017 Geraldton Schools Debating Competition

Information about the 2017 Geraldton Schools Debating Competition will be made available shortly. If you have any questions about the upcoming Competition, please contact our Regional Officer, Katie, at

2016 Geraldton Schools Debating Competition

The Geraldton Schools Debating Competition is running for its third year in a row following its successful establishment in 2014. The Competition provides students from the Midwest region with the opportunity to develop their debating skills. Through seminars for students, teachers and coaches at the beginning and middle of the season, we intend on creating the highest standard of competition possible.

The Competition will run over five rounds before the final series, which culminates with the Grand Final in Term 3. Students will compete in Novice, Junior or Senior Divisions.

WADL will be travelling to Geraldton during Term 1 to hold a training day before the beginning of the competition, which is scheduled to begin in early Term 2. WADL will also be running another student and adjudicator workshop in early Term 2.

To register for the Competition, please complete the registration form below.

Students and teachers who would like to know more about the rules and structure of debating can see WADL's online guides and resources here.

Adjudicate for the 2016 Geraldton Schools Debating Competition

WADL is looking for motivated and enthusiastic people to Adjudicate our 2016 Geraldton Schools Debating Competition. No previous experience is required, as WADL will be providing all of the training necessary. To Adjudicate for the 2015 Geraldton Schools Debating Competition, please complete this form.

Register for the 2016 Geraldton Schools Debating Competition

The registration for the 2016 competition is now open. To register teams for the 2016 Geraldton Schools Debating Competition, please complete the form below.

Schools may enter teams in one or more of the 3 levels — Novice (Years 7 and 8), Junior (Years 9 and 10) and Senior (Years 11 and 12). Teams should be made up of 4-5 students, with 3 students taking part in each debate. Each school will need to register a Coordinator along with their teams.

The Draw for the Competition will be published here at the beginning of Term 2.

Any questions should be directed to the WADL Regional Officer, Katie McAllister, at