Participants Eligibilities 

1. The National University Debate Category:​

  • have been a full-time student at a university within six months of the start of the Championships

  • be a Cambodian citizen

  • must not younger than 18 or older than 25 years old at the start of the championships

  • register as a team of 2 members (can be either from one institution or different institution) 

  • must have a minimum of Cambridge English Qualification @ B1 Preliminary or IELTS band 5.5 before the schedule of the training day.

  • All debaters and team coach can be from the same institution or different institution. 

2. The National School Debate Category:

  • have been a full-time student at a secondary school within six months of the start of the Championships

  • be a Cambodian citizen

  • have reached their 14th birthday by the start of the Championships but not their 20th birthday by the start of the Championships

  • have not enrolled at a tertiary or post-secondary school or institution where their first term of study begins on or before the opening day of the Championships

  • register as a team of three members (One reserved member is allowed)

  • must have a minimum of Cambridge English Qualification @ B1 Preliminary or IELTS band 5.5 before the schedule of the training day.

  • All debaters and team coach must be from the same institution or different institution

3. The National Public Speaking Category:

  • contestants who are in secondary school level

  • have reached their 15th birthday by the start of the Championships but not their 20th birthday by the start of the Championships

  • be a Cambodian citizen

  • must have a minimum of Cambridge English Qualification @ B1 Preliminary or IELTS band 5.5 before the schedule of the training day.

  • register as an individual with no coach or having a coach. 

English Language Test

All contestant must have a minimum of Cambridge English Qualification @ B1 Preliminary or IELTS band 5.5 before the first orientation day.​ Cambridge English placement test will be provided to all contestants who have not submitted proof of English abilities. Any contestants who are not able to show a level B1 of the Cambridge English Qualification or IELTS band 5.5 equivalent will be eliminated. All team member must find a replacement who is qualified before proceed to the next stage.