JCI Malta 

National Debating Competition

In 2020, JCI Malta decided to open up its Debate Society League, usually only open to University students to the rest of Malta! If you’re between the ages of 18 and 40 and love debating, winning and travelling (for FREE!), this competition was made just for you!

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Trainings and Workshops

Learn the JCI Way of Debating

JCI Malta is an organisation that is focused on developing its members into future leaders. Knowing how to debate and speak in public is of utmost importance and therefore, we will bringing to Malta some of the best trainers, debaters, and judges to participate in this splendid growth opportunity for our competing teams.

Debating 101

In order to debate in a JCI setting you need to learn the rules that come with it. JCI Ireland 2019 National President and Debating Champion Keira Koegh will be running a training on the JCI debating rules, how to define a motion, and what the different roles within the teams of 3 entail. This training is compulsory for all competing teams.

Date: 29th February, 2020
Venue: Fort St Elmo, Valletta
Time: 9am – 3pm

Debating Like...

There are various ways in which one can debate. JCI Malta is organising a day workshop with people coming from different fields where debating is used. Together with Lawyers, Politicians and Media, you will get to learn how they all use debating skills to win an argument. From this training, you will be able to give your debating skills an added level of creativity and professionality to secure yourself that trophy!

Date: 25th April, 2020
Venue: Fortress Builders, Valletta
Time: 9am – 3pm

Friendly Debating

Now that you have grasped your debating skills and your team is equipped to take over the debating world, you will get to practice in a Friendly Debating session. Here you can put your skills to test, get professional feedback and work on some last refinements for your team just before the competition!

Date: 1st May, 2020
Venue: Fortress Buildings, Valletta
Time: 9am – 3pm

National Debating Competition

You’re prepped and ready to take the JCI Malta National Debating Competition by storm and become the 2020 JCI Malta Champions. The winning team will be winning a fully funded trip costing €3,000+ where they will get to compete in a European setting at the JCI European Conference in Dublin Ireland between the 27th & 30th of May, 2020.

Date: 2nd May, 2020
Venue: Fortress Builders, Valletta
Time: 9am – 5pm

JCI European Conference in Dublin

The team of 3 people that wins our National Debating Competition will get the splendid opportunity to travel up to Ireland with the JCI Malta team in order to compete in the European Public Speaking Championship there. The team will also get access to several trainings and key notes running through the course of the Conference.

Date: 27th May – 30th May, 2020
Venue: Dublin Ireland

National Debating Competition
National Debating Competition

National debating competition

Some Basic Guidelines

Team Composition

In order to compete you would need to form a team made up of 3 people. If you don’t have a team yet, you can apply as an individual and JCI Malta will help you find your team!


All teams participating in the competition will need to be present to the trainings prior to the competition itself. Failure to do so without proper notification can risk diqualifying your team.

JCI Malta Membership

Participation in the trainings and competition itself will be on a first come first served basis, however preference will be given to JCI Malta members.

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Register as an individual or register as a team to compete in the National Debating Competition.

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