Registration Timeline

The National Debate Society Cambodia committee will officially open registration on 08 September 2019 at 10:00 (Cambodia Time). Registration, allocation and payment will occur according to the registration and payment policy outlined below. The committee will have a team cap up to 100. The registration fee for each debater and adjudicator is set at 50USD per contestant. Unlike in previous years, there will be no limit on how many teams, adjudicators and institutions may request, though of course the number of spots allocated will be determined according to the registration policy.

Registration  and Timeline:

  • September 08th, 2019        : Open for registration 

  • October 25th, 2019             : Registrations close

  • November 15-16th, 2019     : Cambridge English Placement Test

  • November 30th, 2019         : Placement Test result & Grouping

  • December, 2019                  : Training and Briefing 

  • February 1st-2nd, 2020       : Preliminary Round and Break through 

  • Week 1 of March 2020         : Grand Final

Registration Policy

  • Each institution can register up to 4 teams

  • Each team consists of 2 contestants for national university debate category, 3-4 contestant for national school debate category, and an individual for national public speaking category.

  • Each team can nominate a team coach or a coordinator, there is no registration fee applied to a registered coach.

  • Each contestant is required to pay a registration fee of $50USD per person or having a sponsor by their own universities/institutes/schools.

  • Contestant(s) and team coach(s) who are supported by non-governmental organisation (NGOs) or have been nominated by their public educational institutions will be sponsored by our sponsored partner and SpringBoard4Education in Cambodia to participate in the championship.

  • All contestants and team coach can be either from same universities or schools or different.

  • All contestant must register, have sponsored letter or nominated letter and make payment of registration before the deadline

Payment Policy

All payments must be made in full to:

Bank Name: ABA BANK (Cambodia)

Account Name: SpringBoard4Cambodia Co., Ltd

Account Number: 000602196

Proof of payment should be sent through to

You must ensure that the full amount is received by us. Any additional costs, such as transfer and conversion fees, must be paid by the sender. If transactions via the banking system are impossible, you can come to make a payment of your team registration before the deadline at SpringBoard4Education in Cambodia office @ SpringBoard House 6-18, Street 574, Boeung Kak II, Toul Kork, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Tel: 011961861 / 069961861. Monday to Friday (08:00 to 19:30) and Saturday (08:00 - 12:00)

Deadline and Refund

The deadlines published in our registration policy and timeline will apply and will be strictly enforced, unless different payment deadlines have been agreed upon by the financial officer. A failure to meet a deadline
may result in either of the following:

    ​- If they cannot pay on time they must inform to the committee at least 3 days before the deadline. 

​    - If they fail to inform to the committee, they will disqualified from the competition. 


All payments made to NDSCambodia are non-refundable.

What you will have from the 50USD registration fee?

  1. A right to participate in the biggest national debate championship in Cambodia.

  2. A witness to see the beautiful and fairness championship.

  3. A chance to make new friends, new experience in debate and public speaking, have good comments and feedback from world class judge and local experience mentor.

  4. A free training about public speaking and debating.

  5. A chance to test own English level with a standard Cambridge placement test 

  6. A one year membership of the National Debate Society of Cambodia (NSDCambodia) with full of training, mock competitions after the event. 

  7. A chance to travel to the United Kingdom or Mexico or South Korea if you win the championship.

  8. A chance to be on the stage inform of the largest number of audiences in the Cambodia debate history.

  9. A ticket to join the fine dinner at the famous restaurant on the grand final of the championship.

  10. A chance to have full information about study abroad with SpringBoard4Education and a hand to help for applying any scholarship to the United Kingdom and other countries.