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  • The 5th Elementary School Championship: March 30(Sat)~31(Sun), 2019
Category Round Type of Topic Topic
Preliminary Round
(General / EFL)
Round 1 Impromptu [ Education ]
THR the glorification of higher education
Round 2 Impromptu [ Family and Society ]
THR emphasizing the concept of filial piety (concept of ‘효’)
Round 3 Impromptu [ Media ]
THW ban TV programs of celebrities raising their children(i.e. The Return of Superman, Oh! My Baby etc.)
Round
(General / EFL)
Round 1 Impromptu [ Public Policy ]
THW take away the voting rights of delinquent taxpayers
Round 2 Impromptu [ Arts and Culture ]
THW free all captured Pokemon
Round 3 Impromptu [ Social Movements ]
TH regrets portraying the lives of people with disabilities as inspirational
Round 4 Impromptu [ Science and Technology ]
THBT scientific community should seek to reverse the destruction of the environment rather than attempt a sustainable form of development
※ These topics are subject to change.



  • The 10th Middle School Championship: July, 25(Thu) ~ 26(Fri) 2019
Category Round Type of Topic Topic
Preliminary Round
(General / EFL)
1Round Impromptu [ Family ]
  • TH, as a person who is married and can have children, would choose not to give birth.
2Round Impromptu [ Economics ]
Info Slide: Maximum Wage refers to the highest hourly pay an individual can earn. In the status quo, most of wage negotiations are influenced by an hourly wage.
  • THW impose a maximum wage.
3Round Impromptu [ Culture ]
Info Slide:
The Bechdel-Wallace test requires movies to fulfill the following;
  • The movie should have at least two women characters
  • Women characters in the movie should talk to each other
  • Topic of their conversation should be something other than a man
  • THW mandate movies to pass the Bechdel Test in order to be shown in movie theaters.
4Round Impromptu [ Literature ]
Info Slide: The main character of Les Miserables is a poor man named Jean Valjean (장발장). Jean stole a piece of bread and a silver plate. He was sentenced to 5 years of imprisonment, the standard punishment for theft during his time.
  • THW not punish people like Jean Valjean.
5Round Impromptu [ Politics ]
Info Slide: Sanction refers to a limit on trade or contact with a particular country, in order to make it do something, such as obeying international law.
  • TH, as a conservative voter in South Korea, would continue to support sanctions on North Korea rather than peace talks.
Elimination Rounds
(General)
Octo-Finals Impromptu [ Criminal Justice System ]
  • THW revoke the medical license of doctors convicted of sex crimes.
  • THBT prison should only focus on retribution rather than rehabilitation.
  • Assuming feasibility, liberal democracies should universalize their criminal justice system.
Quarter-Finals Impromptu [ Environment ]
  • THBT exaggerating the impacts of climate change in order to compel people to act is justified.
  • THW allow individuals to sue governments for environmental problems (pollution, global warming, etc.)
  • THS Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.
Semi-Finals Impromptu [ International Relations ]
  • THS politically motivated boycotts against foreign companies.
  • THBT international conventions on the environment should set unrealistic goals rather than achievable goals.
  • THW get rid of all foreign aid.
Grand-Final Impromptu [ Philosophy ]
Info Slide: The pleasure machine is a machine that could give us whatever desirable or pleasurable experiences we could want. Psychologists have figured out a way to stimulate a person's brain to induce pleasurable experiences. Once one goes in the pleasure machine, one cannot unplug oneself.
  • A sacred being informs you that requirements for going to heaven and hell have been swapped. THW do evil.
  • THW go in the pleasure machine.
  • In a world where all people only speak the truth and you are the only one capable of lying, THW choose to only speak the truth.
Elimination Rounds
(EFL)
Octo-Finals Impromptu [ Law ]
Info Slide: Assisted suicide refers to suicide undertaken with the help of a physician or other healthcare provider.
  • THW legalize assisted suicide in South Korea.
  • THW legalize commercial use of drugs in South Korea.
  • THW allow Korean presidents to run for second terms.
Quarter-Finals Impromptu [ Education ]
Info Slide: Communitarianism refers to a social and political philosophy that emphasizes the importance of community in the functioning of political life, in the analysis and evaluation of political institutions, and in understanding human identity and well-being.
  • THBT schools should teach children about the value of disobeying authority.
  • THW teach children that communitarianism is more valuable than individualism.
  • THBT developing nations should prioritize educating children who show potential rather than educating everyone equally.
Semi-Finals Impromptu [ Media ]
Info Slide 1: Gatekeeping Media Institutions refer to major newspapers, network news, etc that people traditionally rely on to gain information.
Info Slide 2: The Society of Professional Journalists' Code of Ethics enjoins journalists to Seek Truth and Report It. This includes fact-checking, not intentionally distorting information, identifying sources, avoiding stereotypes, and supporting the open exchange of opinions.
  • THBT the decline of gatekeeping media institutions does more harm than good.
  • THBT breach of journalistic ethics should be criminally liable.
  • During the time of election, THBT media news outlets should openly proclaim their political support for candidates.
Grand-Final Impromptu [ Social Policy ]
  • THW grant military exemption to individuals who have contributed to national prestige.
  • TH celebrates the proclamation of game addiction as a mental disease.
  • THBT South Korea should try to attract more immigrants rather than try to increase the birth rate.


  • Past Tournament Motions
Category Type of Topic Topic
Preliminary round 1 Impromptu debate Round 1: Children’s Rights
· THBT child labor is justified
· THBT sparing the rod spoils the child
THB hagwons (private academies) are another form of child exploitation
Preliminary round 2 Prepared debate Round 2:
THW go vegetarian
Preliminary round 3 Impromptu debate Round 3: Law and Order
· THW ban electronic devices while driving
· THW raise the legal drinking age
THW legalize the sale of marijuana
Preliminary round 4 Prepared debate Round 4:
THBT unions do more harm than good
Preliminary round 5 Impromptu debate Round 5: Culinary Controversies
· THBT Japan has a right to fish whales
· THW legalize the sale of dog meat
THW breed exotic animals for consumption
Round 16 Impromptu debate Octos: Terrorism
· THS the use of force against opposition movements
· THW ban broadcasting of recordings from terrorists
· THW torture terrorists
EFL Grand Finals EFL Semis: Sports
· THBT money is ruining sport
· THW allow performance enhancing drugs in sports
· THW equalize prize money for male and female athletes
Round 8 Prepared debate Quarters:
THS the use of opium licenses in Afghanistan
EFL Quarter-finals EFL Finals:
THW sell organs for profit
Round 4 Impromptu debate Semis: International Relations
· TH prefers sanctions to war
· THW exploit Antarctica for natural resources
· THW grant immunity from prosecution to dictators who step down
Grand Finals Prepared debate Finals: THS an aid invasion