Debater of the Year

HIGHLIGHTING STUDENT LIVES TRANSFORMED BY DEBATE

The Debater of the Year award recognizes a debater who demonstrates commitment to debate, improvement in their academic performance and leadership in their school, urban debate league and community.

Finalists in the competition will receive a college scholarship of at least $1,000 and will be invited to the Annual Dinner in Dallas, TX.

The Debater of the Year will receive a college scholarship of at least $2,000 and will deliver a speech at the Annual Dinner on April 2, 2020. The winner and their partner will automatically qualify for the Urban Debate National Championship (UDNC) if they are not already qualified.

APPLICATION FORM

Qualifications

  • Seniors graduating in 2020
  • GPA of at least 2.00
  • Active in their urban debate league for the last two years
  • Display leadership in the debate community
  • Able to attend the Urban Debate National Championship

Key Dates

  • Jan 10 Application Opens
  • Feb 4 First Application Due
  • Feb 7 Finalists Announced
  • Feb 21 Final Application Due
  • Mar 10 Debater of the Year Announced
  • April 2-5 UDNC

VIDEO: 2019 Debater of the Year Jonathan Collins

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