Competitions Guide

This is our working guide to  oracy-related-related competitions your school may want to enter. Please note, that this currently only includes competitions open to UK Secondary schools.

We will try our best to keep this list accurate and up to date, but  information does change so please check with the organisers. Similarly, this list is not comprehensive – if there are other great competitions we should have included, please let us know in the comments or email info@noisyclassroom.com


Entering competitions can be an exciting and educational experience. We have written several blogs posts all about debating competitions (to be published over the next week), which you may find useful to read first.

DEBATING COMPETITIONS

English-Speaking Union Schools’ Mace – Regional Rounds & Finals Day (Dates TBA)

PiXL UpForDebate – Regional Rounds & Finals Day (Dates TBA)

Noisy Classroom run this competition in association with PiXL Edge

Cambridge Schools – Regional Rounds & Finals Day (Dates TBA)

Oxford Schools’ Debating Competition – Regional Rounds & Finals Day (Dates TBA)

Durham Schools – March

SOAS Schools – Spring term

International Competition for Young Debaters – Spring Term 

PUBLIC-SPEAKING COMPETITIONS

English-Speaking Union National Public Speaking Competition – Regional Rounds & Finals Day (Dates TBA)

Jack Petchey Speak Out Challenge

OTHER COMPETITIONS/EVENTS

RESIDENTIAL DEBATING CAMPS & COMPETITIONS