- Unanimous win: 3-0
- Majority win: 2-1
- Majority loss: 1-2
- Unanimous loss: 0-3
Get your school involved
Find out how to register your school for the next round of debates.
Read our 2019 annual report
The Concern Debates competition runs for several months and is completed over a number of stages. Every year, more than 100 schools argue their motions in the hope of being our next debating champions.
Engaging young people with social justice issues is empowering for the teacher and the learner and brings a real sense of energy to the classroom and to the school environment.
Due to school closures the Debates competition is on hold for the moment. A member of the debates team will be in touch regarding updates to the competition schedule and how to proceed as soon as possible.
If you wish to change the time and date for your debate, please contact the opposing school first and confirm a date that suits you both before filling in the following form. Please note that we cannot guarantee all changes. Please complete the form at least two weeks prior to the scheduled date.
Here are the several stages of the Concern Debates.
Registration for the Concern Debates usually begins around the summer holidays. By registering, you are not guaranteed a place. A Concern Debates staff member will be in touch to let you know if your application is successful. At the start of every debate phase, the dates and venues for the coming year are announced once teams have registered. Registration closes Tuesday, September 8th this year.
The 2019 finalists argued whether "China in Africa is more monster than messiah".