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  • The 7th Elementary School Championship (Online) : February 20(Sat) ~ 21(Sun) 2021
Category Round Type of Topic Motions
Preliminary
Rounds
Round 1 Impromptu [Culture]

Info Slide:
- Special Screening Committee: A collection of experts on writing, production, sound, and more that decide who receives the award. (ex. Oscar nominating committee)

THBT the winners of the most prestigious arts awards (for example the Oscars) should be decided by a public vote instead of a special screening committee
Round 2 Impromptu [Criminal Justice System]

THW allow prisoners to raise children in prison
Round 3 Impromptu [Media]

THS the rise of Social Networking Sites (SNS) as a primary source of news.
Break
Rounds
Round 1 Impromptu [Morality & Ethics]

THBT honesty is the best policy
Round 2 Impromptu [Technology]

THW lift patents on eco-friendly technologies
Round 3 Impromptu [Politics]

Info Slide:
- Intervene: to come between disputing parties
and settle the conflict.
- Coup d’etat: the removal and seizure of a
government and its powers led by the military.
- Uprisings: public resistance or rebellion
against the orders of the established
government.

THBT countries should not intervene in foreign coup d'etat or political uprisings
Round 4 Impromptu [Minorities]

Info Slide:
Activist: a person who campaigns to bring about political or social change.

THBT activists who break the law while fighting for their cause are justified
※ These topics are subject to change.



  • The 12th Middle School Championship (Online) : August 14(Sat) ~ 16(Mon) 2021
Category Round Type of Topic Motions
Preliminary Round
(General/EFL)
Round 1 Impromptu [Politics]

THBT young politicians (in their 20s) do more harm than good
Round 2 Impromptu [Education]

Info slide:
The current administration plans to transform all elite high schools into general schools by 2025 to promote fairness in education and improve overall public education

THBT the Korean government should retract the plan regarding special purpose high schools (특목고)
Round 3 Impromptu [CJS]

In areas with high crime rates, THW allow the residents to vote for an alternative private security agency to replace the police
Round 4 Impromptu [Media / Art]

Info slide:
Corporate slaves pertains to workers of corporations who are often overworked, underpaid and underappreciated.

THR the glorification of the corporate slave in popular media (i.e. 스타트업, Supergirl, Devil Wears Prada, The Office)
Elimination
Rounds
(General)
Octo-Finals Impromptu [IR]

TH celebrates the expanding involvement of China in security and economic cooperation in Africa

*celebrate = acknowledge a significant or happy event
Elimination
Rounds
(General / EFL)
Quarter-Finals Impromptu [Minorities]

Info slide:
Can-do culture is a culture which praises strength and productivity over serenity and self-preservation

TH regrets the dominance of can-do culture
Semi-Finals Impromptu [Econ / Business]

In times of unusually high unemployment, THW temporarily and significantly relax minimum labour standards (ex. minimum wage, working hour restrictions etc.)
Grand-Final Impromptu [Philosophy]

Info slide:
Depression is a common and/or serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act.

Assuming the technology exists, THW get rid of depression


  • 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


  • Prepared debate
  • - The topic for the prepared date will be announced on the website one month prior to the
      Championship.
  • Impromptu debate
  • - The motion for the impromptu debate will be released on the day of the Championship at
       the Main Hall after the match-up is released.