CA and DCA Applications for Nationals Open

CA and DCA Applications for Nationals Open

The New Zealand Schools Debating Council has now opened applications for the adjudication core for the National Finals of the Russell McVeagh New Zealand Schools’ Debating Championships in Wellington from 26 to 29 May.

The adjudication core will consist of the following positions:

  • Chief Adjudicator of the National Finals (1)
  • Deputy Chief Adjudicator of the National Finals (3)

The adjudication core replaces what were previously known as the Motions Committee and Selectors of the NZ Team. Below you will find role descriptions for each of the above positions.

Chief Adjudicator

The Chief Adjudicator will head the adjudication core for the National Finals. They are in charge of motion selection for the Championships, allocation of adjudicators to debates (preliminary rounds, semi-finals and Grand Final) and the running of the draw. The Chief Adjudicator, as well as the other members of the adjudication core, will also select the Russell McVeagh New Zealand Schools’ Debating Team. The Chief Adjudicator will also advise the Council on the appointment of adjudicators for Nationals.

The Council will meet the flight and accommodation costs of the Chief Adjudicator should they hail from outside Wellington.

Deputy Chief Adjudicator

Each Deputy Chief Adjudicator will assist the Chief Adjudicator in their relevant tasks. This includes motion selection for the tournament as well as the allocation of adjudicators to debates and the running of the draw. They will also, as well as with the Chief Adjudicator, select the Russell McVeagh New Zealand Schools’ Debating Team and advise the Council on the appointment of adjudicators for Nationals.

The Council will meet the flight and accommodation costs of Deputy Chief Adjudicators should they hail from outside Wellington.

To apply for any or all of the above positions, please send a short debating and/or adjudication CV to the President of the New Zealand Schools’ Debating Council (president@debating.org.nz) by 5pm on Friday February 3. The decision for who is appointed will be made by Council. Appointments will be made sometime the following week.

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