Introduction: The World Individual Debating and Public Speaking Championship is an annual international English language debating and public speaking tournament for individual high school-level students representing different countries. The competition attracts students from counties like Australia, Hong Kong, Canada, the U.S., England, South Africa, Lithuania, Pakistan, Cyprus, Argentina, Botswana, Israel, India, South Korea, Zimbabwe, and Germany. Each participant must compete in four distinct events: Debate, Impromptu Speaking, Persuasive or After Dinner Speaking, and Interpretive Reading.
Competition Format: There are four different events within the championship: Debate, Impromptu Speaking, Persuasive or After Dinner Speaking, and Interpretive Reading. Students must register for all categories and be marked for individual performance throughout the championship.