Expressions of Interest for Judging at WSDC 2016

Expressions of Interest for Judging at WSDC 2016

The New Zealand Schools’ Debating Council will be sending a team to WSDC in Stuttgart, Germany between 19-29 July 2016. 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 and coaches around the country to get some international judging experience.

To support the attendance of NZ adjudicators at the tournament the Council is asking for expressions of interest for adjudicators. Any expression of interest is not binding and is instead designed to help us register for the appropriate number of judges by the Worlds deadline this month. We will hold a formal application process at a later point.

Costs are yet to be determined, but as a point of reference, Council contributes to the costs of attending the tournament.  The contribution will cover a part of the cost of flights and the registration for each adjudicator (which covers accommodation, transportation, attendance at Worlds social events and most meals). Owing to a lot of variables, we are not able to give a figure on anticipated contribution at this time. If your attendance depends on a particular level of subsidy, please let us know.

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 Vice President of the Council ([email protected]) by 5pm on 9 March 2016.