Royal South Street Eisteddfod 2021
ACU Debating Challenge Cup
26 Jul 2021 to 23 Aug 2021
(To be confirmed after receipt of Entries and Programming has been finalised)
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ACU DEBATING CHALLENGE CUP –

ENTRIES CLOSE MONDAY 26TH APRIL 2021 AT 3PM

VENUE:  ACU Connors Hall, 1200 Mair Street

 

SECTION CHAIRS

Allyson Hankin – Primary Schools

Chris Rickard – Secondary Schools

 

SUB COMMITTEE

Jade Browning, Rebbecca Grime, Loretta Kaval; Kelly Healy, Deborah Marshall,

Mary-Rose McLaren & Tamara Vandenberg

 

ADJUDICATORS

Years 5 & 6 ~ Winter Greet

Years 7 & 8 ~ Rebbecca Grime

Years 9 & 10 ~ Liam O’Shea

Years 11 & 12 ~  Rebbecca Grime

 

 

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

To be read in conjunction with the General Rules listed on the website and in Stardom.

  1. The Debating Challenge Cup is a competition for school teams. Teams will be registered under the name of the school they represent.
  2. Schools will be invited to enter a team or teams in one or as appropriate in more than one of the following levels. Entry fees & time limits are as follows:
  • Section 820 Primary Years 5 & 6
    • Time Limit ~ 2 minutes per speaker
  • Section 821 Secondary Years 7 & 8
    • Time Limit ~ 3 minutes per speaker
  • Section 822 Secondary Years 9 & 10
    • Time Limit ~ 4 minutes per speaker
  • Section 823 Secondary Years 11 & 12
    • Time Limit ~ 5 minutes per speaker
  • Entry Fee per teams ~ $35

  1. Schools are responsible for the supervision and welfare of their competitors. South Street is not responsible for supervision of the welfare of competitors.
  2. Teams in each section will consist of four speakers, three primaries plus a nominated substitute to be available in case one of the primaries is unable to compete.
  3. In the event that two speakers in a team that qualifies for the semi-final, that team can call on their nominated substitute speaker and one other unregistered speaker (subject to point 6 below) to compete in the semi-final if necessary. If the team has not registered a substitute speaker, it will not be permitted to use two unregistered replacement speakers and will have to forfeit.
  4. A student can be a speaker in only one debating team.
  5. Each School is advised to carefully consider the number of teams it enters and must ensure that teams are ready to compete when scheduled. This is most important as if a team has to withdraw after the draw is finalised it will mean that the opposing team can take no part in the competition.
  6. The School’s competition requires an equal number of teams in each section. Where the number of entries received by the closing date is not even, the Debating Committee will make every effort to find an additional team to correct the imbalance before making the decision not to accept the entry of an individual team in order to balance numbers.
  7. Our discipline is adopting the Government’s Gender Equity policy

The adoption of gender equity in language is vital to the coexistence of the sexes. By developing a respect for one another and de-sexualizing everyday language, it is highly possible that equality can be achieved in all aspects of society. By pushing away gender stereotypes and generalizations, the human behind the gender is revealed.

 

 

What is inclusive language?

Inclusive language is a way of acknowledging and respecting the diversity of bodies, genders and relationships.

All schools in Victoria are teaching Resilience, Rights and Respectful Relationships (RRRR). A major focus of this program is eliminating gender-based language and developing positive gender relationships. They are currently teaching students to challenge traditional gender norms, traditional gender stereotypes and roles.

  1. Schools will be provided with a timetable and their debating topic/s at least one month prior to the start of the competition. Each team must register the names and speaking order of the debaters at the registration desk at least 15 minutes prior to the starting time for its debate.
  2. The format of the debates will follow the generally accepted procedures in the Australian – Asian Debating Guide.
  3. An MC will control the debate. The MC will welcome and introduce each team, the adjudicator and timers plus announce the topic.
  4. The timer will sound a warning bell one minute (30 seconds for year 5/6 debates) before the end of the speaker’s allotted time and a second bell to indicate the end of the speaker’s allotted time.
  5. At the end of each debate the adjudicator will give a verbal critique and announce the result of the debate
  6. Teams will be provided with an adjudicator’s written critique and a breakdown of the results for each debate following the heats and the semi-finals.
  7. The four (4) highest scoring winning teams in each section of the school’s competition will progress to the semi-finals, with the winners of each semi-final competing for the Challenge Cup for that section.
  8. Perpetual trophies will be held by the winning teams for 11 months. It is an expectation that perpetual trophies MUST be returned to the South Street Office once notified to do so. Holders of the perpetual trophies will be responsible for their safekeeping, and return. Trophies must be returned in same condition they were received along with been engraved with the school name.
  9. The lodging of an entry is taken as agreement to abide by the special conditions as detailed above.
  10. Audience ~ South Street encourages schools to bring students to be a part of the audience for debates, providing they are effectively supervised. Prior arrangements for school groups to attend must be made by contacting admin@royalsouthstreet.com.au or by phoning the South Street Office on 5332 1054. The cost of entry will be $1 per student & $2 per supervising teacher.

 

 


ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 26/05/2021 3:00:00 PM (AEST)
Grade 5/6
820 DEBATING Group     Grade 5/6

Two minutes each speaker. School: Winning team: The Debating Challenge Cup and a replica Runner-up team: A certificate Individual: Winning team: A certificate and medallion Runner-up team: A certificate and medallion Best Debater in section heats: A certificate, medallion and $40 from the Ballarat Zonta group Runner-up Best Debater in section heats: A certificate and medallion

ACU Debating Challenge Cup

Entry: $35.001st Certificate & Medallion          2nd Certificate & Medallion          
Year 7/8
821 DEBATING Group     Year 7/8

Three minutes each speaker. School: Winning team: The Debating Challenge Cup and a replica Runner-up team: A certificate Individual: Winning team: A certificate and medallion Runner-up team: A certificate and medallion Best Debater in section heats: A certificate, medallion and $50 from the Ballarat East Rotary Club Runner-up Best Debater in section heats: A certificate and medallion

ACU Debating Challenge Cup

Entry: $35.001st Certificate & Medallion          2nd Certificate & Medallion          
Year 9/10
822 DEBATING Group     Year 9/10

Four minutes each speaker. School: Winning team: The Debating Challenge Cup and a Replica Runner-up team: A Certificate Individual: Winning team: A certificate and medallion Runner-up team: A certificate and medallion Best Debater in section heats: A certificate, medallion and $60 from the Ballarat Zonta group Runner-up Best Debater in section heats: A certificate and medallion

ACU Debating Challenge Cup

Entry: $35.001st Certificate & Medallion          2nd Certificate & Medallion          
Year 11/12
823 DEBATING Group     Year 11/12

Five minutes each speaker. School: Winning team: The Debating Challenge Cup and a Replica Runner-up team: A Certificate Individual: Winning team: A certificate and medallion Runner-up team: A certificate and medallion Best Debater in section heats: A certificate, medallion and $70 from the Ballarat Zonta group Runner-up Best Debater in section heats: A certificate and medallion

ACU Debating Challenge Cup

Entry: $35.001st Certificate & Medallion          2nd Certificate & Medallion