The New Zealand Schools Debating Council is now opening applications for the adjudicator core for the 2020 National Finals of the New Zealand Schools’ Debating Championships in Wellington from Friday 22 May to Monday 25 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 – 4)
Below you will find role descriptions for each of the above positions.
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 New Zealand Schools’ Debating Team. The Chief Adjudicator will also advise Council on the appointment of adjudicators for Nationals.
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 New Zealand Schools’ Debating Team and advise Council on the appointment of adjudicators for Nationals.
Council will meet the flight and accommodation costs of Deputy Chief Adjudicators should they hail from outside Wellington.
- Applications Close – Sunday 9 February at 6pm
- Adjudicator Core Announced by – Friday 14 February
To apply for any or all of the above positions, please send a short debating and/or adjudication CV to the Vice President of the New Zealand Schools’ Debating Council ([email protected]) by 6pm on Sunday 9 February. The decision for who is appointed will be made by all non-conflicted members of the NZSDC Council Executive.