Opening of Applications for NZ Adjudicators at WSDC, Thailand

Opening of Applications for NZ Adjudicators at WSDC, Thailand

The New Zealand Schools’ Debating Council will be sending a team to WSDC in Thailand between 5-15 August 2014. The Council is looking for suitably qualified adjudicators from New Zealand to attend the tournament for its duration. This is a great opportunity for up and coming adjudicators / coaches around the country to get some international judging experience!

To support the attendance of NZ adjudicators at the tournament the Council is opening applications for up to 4 subsidized adjudicators. The Council will be subsidizing each adjudicator NZD$1000. This means that the balance of the costs adjudicators will need to meet is approximately  NZD$1,300 – $1,500 (based on the current costs of flights to Bangkok). The subsidy will include the registration for each adjudicator (which covers accommodation, transportation, attendance at Worlds social events and most meals).

Adjudicators need to have experience at judging debates in the WSDC-style (the same style used at our national and regional competitions), command respect as an adjudicator, and be able to deliver adjudications in front of large school audiences. Adjudicators will also be expected to play a role supporting the NZ contingent at Worlds. Any applicants who, in the view of the Council, do not meet those requirements may not be selected as a representative NZ adjudicator eligible for the subsidy.

Please submit your expression of interest to the President of the Council ([email protected]) by 5pm on 27 June 2014. If required, the Council may then request a debating/adjudicating CV and referees.  The Council will advise successful applicants of a result by 30 June 2014.