Competition

The Bard Debate Union offers students the opportunity to compete regionally and nationally in inter-collegiate debate tournaments. The debate format in which we compete is called “British Parliamentary” (BP) debate, which is the most widely practiced format of debate throughout the world. We travel to 10 or more debate tournaments each year primarily in the northeastern United States but also on the West Coast, in Canada, and throughout the world.  Each year we participate in the World Universities Debating Championship which is the largest debate tournament in the world in the British Parliamentary debate format and takes place at a different international location each year. For a list of this year’s tournaments, click the “Tournament Calendar” tab!

Bard Debate Union at UVM Tournament (Nov 2018)