The Victoria Shield is an impromptu debating competition open to anyone in Wellington. It has been held annually since 1969. For a list of past winners, see here.
The tournament is run in Easters style (teams of two, a coin toss to determine topic and sides and then 5 minutes to prepare). Speaking times are 4-6 minutes with 2-3 minute summaries.
This year the tournament will be held on Thursday 29 September in the Student Union Building at Victoria University of Wellington (Kelburn campus) from 6.30pm. It is a knock-out tournament, so once you lose, you are out. All the debates take place on the same evening. The winners receive, appropriately, the Victoria Shield, and prize money of $100.
To enter, please email [email protected] by Tuesday 27 September at 5pm. There is a team cap of 16. Teams will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. There is no cost to enter.
If you are interested in judging, please also email [email protected]