Apply PDWC

Join the 2020 Parliamentary Debate World Conference & Competition! We are waiting for you.

Applications for PDWC2020

Application period: 1 May to 31 July 2019.

Each team consists of 3 students and 1 accompanying teacher, totaling 4 persons.

Applicants must supply the following information for all for team members:

• Name

• Age

• School Name

• Teacher contact information

• Your school’s first day of school year

• Application materials to submit:

  1. Written debate (1 page A4 size), either Proposition or Opposition

    Motion: THW ban use of social media for children under 16

    Note:  As the students will be the ones actually debating, teachers may not correct or edit written debates.

  2. Motivation for applying (video format: include link to download, private YouTube, etc.)

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Come join us

Enter your school for the opportunity to become one of the 24 teams that will meet in Kumagaya, Saitama in February 2020 to discuss the issues of our times while forming lifelong friendships around the world.

The application period is now closed.

Come as a guest

Witness the debates on ethics and politics held by 72 of the brightest young minds in the world as they meet and discover the wonders of Japan together. We welcome you to join our multicultural community.

The application period is now closed.

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