NGS Super National Virtual Debating


The NGS Super National Virtual Debating competition runs  from March to November each year. The competition is open to all schools across Australia for students in years 5-12 across the following divisions.

  • Primary School Division (Year 5+6 Students)
  • Junior School Division (Year 7+8 Students)
  • Middle School Division (Year 9+10)
  • Senior School Division (Year 11+12/Open)



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Why Virtual Debating?

The NGS Super National Virtual Debating competition is a great way for your students to test their skills against schools from all over the country.
Every school in every state and territory across Australia is eligible to compete and may enter up to two teams in each division.
Registration for 2021 opening soon

How does it work

Each division consists of 32 teams and is split into eight groups of four. School coordinators then arrange matchups with each of the teams in their group over term 2 and term 3 at a time that suits both teams. The top 2 teams from each division progress to the knockout stage in term 4.
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2020 Competition

Information for school coordinators and spectators including competition rules, guidelines, draws and tables
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Major Sponsor: NGS Super

NGS Super is proud to be the main sponsor of the National Virtual Debating Competition, supporting school-based debating across Australia. Our commitment to education is just part of our larger commitment to creating brighter futures for all our members.
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2020 Competition


Please select a division below to view the your groups, opponents and matchups. All information you need to complete your matchup can be found on the draw 24 hours after you submit a nomination.

Please ensure you are familiar with the competition rules and guidelines before continuing.


Primary School (Years 5+6)


Dates (all matches completed by):

Group stage: 20 Jul - 16 Oct
Quarter-final: 13 Nov
Semi-final: 20 Nov
Grand Final: 30 Nov


Junior School (Years 7+8)


Dates (all matches completed by):

Group stage: 20 Jul - 15 Sep
Round of 16: 6 Nov
Quarter-final: 13 Nov
Semi-final: 20 Nov
Grand Final: 30 Nov


Middle School (Years 9+10)


Dates (all matches completed by):

Group stage: 20 Jul - 15 Sep
Quarter-final: 30 Oct
Semi-final: 13 Nov
Grand Final: 30 Nov


Senior School (Years 11+12)


Dates (all matches completed by):

Group stage: 20 Jul - 15 Sep
Quarter-final: 30 Oct
Semi-final: 13 Nov
Grand Final: 20 Nov