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Welcome to the International Competition for Young Debaters (ICYD)! ICYD is an annual debating competition in British Parliamentary (BP) format for students in year 10 and below.

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THIS IS THE PRE-RELEASED MOTION FOR ICYD 2019:

THIS HOUSE, AS THE US, WOULD STOP ALL ARMS SALES, MILITARY SUPPORT, AND OTHER AID TO SAUDI ARABIA.

 

Welcome to the home of the International Competition for Young Debaters 2019! ICYD is an annual debating competition in the British Parliamentary (BP) format for students in year 10 and below. Click here to register!

ICYD is being hosted the Cambridge Union this year, with multiple regional rounds taking place across the UK on Saturdays between January and March 2019, as well as several international rounds. Finals Day will take place in the prestigious Cambridge Union. Built in 1815, the Cambridge Union is the oldest speaking Union in the world, and has a rich history of controversial debates and influential speakers. Speakers who have addressed the Union in the past include: the Dalai LamaPresident Ronald Reagan, and Sir Winston Churchill. The tradition of high quality speakers continues to this day, with the Union recently hosting Wikileaks founder Julian Assange and notable actors Sir Patrick Stewart and Sir Ian McKellen, to name but a few.

This is a unique opportunity for young debaters to compete on an international stage with other students of a similar age and skill-level. Please take a look around the site and feel free to email us at icyd.convenor@cus.org.

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