The New Zealand Schools Debating Council is now accepting applications for the 2022 Adjcore of the New Zealand Schools Debating Championships in Wellington from Friday 27 May to Monday 30 May (note there is a possibility the tournament will be held the weekend prior subject to logistical issues, but dates will be confirmed before applicants confirm).
The adjudication core will consist of:
- One Chief Adjudicator of the National Finals
- Three to four Deputy Chief Adjudicator’s of the National Finals
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 live 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 live outside Wellington.
- Applications for Adjcore close – Thursday 20 January at 6 pm
- Feedback for Adjcore applications opens – Thursday 20 January
- Feedback for Adjcore applications close – Saturday 22 January at 6 pm
Following on from its introduction in 2020 council will be instituting a feedback process for Adjcore applicants. The feedback process will be used as a mechanism for individuals to express concerns about an applicant and is not a general feedback process that you may see for a University Adjcore.
If you wish to apply for any of these positions please send a debating/judging CV to the Vice President of the New Zealand Schools’ Debating Council ([email protected]) by 6 pm on Thursday 20 January. The applications will be considered by all non-conflicted members of the NZSDC Council Executive.
Applications for regional team coaches will open on Monday 24 January and close Friday 4 February (subject to change, please keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for updates).