1st IMS INTERNATIONAL ONLINE DEBATE COMPETITION (Cash Prizes worth INR 25k/USD 330+), BY IMS LAW COLLEGE, NOIDA (20th Aug – 4th Sep 2021)

About the Organizers 

IMS Noida, established in 1998, is a premier institute known for its academic excellence and value-based education. It serves to both fresh graduates seeking world-class education and also to those who are already employed and want to enhance their managerial skills. IMS also has collaborations with several Universities overseas and seeks to imbibe a global mindset in its students.

Established in 2004, in Sector-62, Noida, IMS Law College, Noida runs under the auspices of IMS Society. The Big Brands Research Academy conferred IMS Law College the Best Law College in Delhi-NCR. The College is approved by the Bar Council of India, recognized by University Grant Commission (UGC) and affiliated with the Chaudhary Charan Singh University Meerut.

BEBAAK – The IMS Debating Society was formed by the top debaters of IMS Noida in order to provide a platform and create opportunities for the budding debaters, to show and grow their speaking skills and expertise, to learn and guide each other through the nuances of public speaking. With an aim to continue the practice of public speaking and to give back to the debating circuit, with great pleasure, we are organizing our 1st IMS International Debate Competition.

ABOUT THE COMPETITION

“असीम – Beyond the Boundaries” is the 1st IMS International Debate Competition. As the name suggests, it aims to break the shackles of petty regionalism and bring together the brilliant minds from all across the globe on to a single platform, providing them the opportunity to speak their hearts out on the issues of international relevance.This will be a bi-lingual debate, participants may utilize English or Hindi.

The competition will proceed in 3 rounds:

  • Preliminaries
  • Semis
  • Finals.

There will be two levels of the competition taking place parallelly, one for school level participants and one for university level participants, with separate cash prizes for both.

The top 3 winners of the School rounds will also get an opportunity to compete in the finals of the University level rounds to have a chance at the top cash prizes.

English debaters shall compete with other English debaters only, similarly being the case for Hindi debaters, for the preliminary and semi final rounds. Intermixing of top participants from both languages shall take place in the final rounds (please note that there will be no interjections in the final rounds).

TOPIC FOR DEBATE:

  • For university level preliminary round: 

“Prostitution should be recognized and legalized globally.”

“वेश्यावृत्ति को वैश्विक स्तर पर मान्य और वैध बनाना चाहिए । “

  • For school level preliminary and semi-final round:

“Democratic nations as compared to others, have better chances to develop faster.” 

“दूसरे राष्ट्रों के मुक़ाबले लोकतांत्रिक राष्ट्रों के पास तेज़ी से विकसित होने की बेहतर संभावना होती है। “

Eligibility

– Individual Participation.

– Students of any School (9th to 12th)/ College or University in the World.

– School/College Pass-out Students.

– University Pass-outs/Working professionals.

– No Cap on number of participants from an institution.

Language 

Participants can choose to speak in any of the two languages: English and Hindi.

Participants have to stick to one language throughout the competition.

Prizes

There shall be THREE categories of prizes:

COMBINED INTERNATIONAL WINNERS(Only the participants of the International Grand Finale shall be considered for prizes of this category)

  • INTERNATIONAL WINNER: INR 11,000 / USD 145 + E-Certificate of Merit
  • INTERNATIONAL RUNNER UP: INR 4,000 / USD 50 + E-Certificate of Merit
  • INTERNATIONAL 2nd RUNNER UP: INR 3,000 / USD 40 + E-Certificate of Merit

UNIVERSITY LEVEL INTERNATIONAL BEST SEAKERS(Participants from all the university level round shall be considered for prizes of this category)

  • Best Speaker (English): INR 2,000 / USD 25 + E-Certificate of Merit
  • Best Speaker (Hindi): 2,000 / USD 25 + E-Certificate of Merit
  • 2nd Best Speaker (English): INR 1,000 / USD 13 + E-Certificate of Merit
  • 2nd Best Speaker (Hindi): INR 1,000 / USD 13 + E-Certificate of Merit

SCHOOL LEVEL INTERNATIONAL BEST SPEAKERS

(Only the participants of the School Level International Finale shall be considered for prizes of this category)

  • School Level BEST SPEAKER: (Cash Prize amount to be declared soon) E-Certificate of Merit
  • School Level 2nd BEST SPEAKER: (Cash Prize amount to be declared soon) E-Certificate of Merit
  • School Level 3rd BEST SPEAKER: (Cash Prize amount to be declared soon) E-Certificate of Merit

Please Note: The top 3 winners from the school level rounds will be given the opportunity to compete in the INTERNATIONAL GRAND FINALE to have a chance at becoming the COMBINED INTERNATIONAL WINNERS as well.

(In case of irregularities between currency exchange rates, the final prize amount in INR shall take precedence)

E-certificates of participation shall be provided to all participants.

Important dates    

17th July 2021(Registration open)

31st July 2021(Last date for early bird registration)

10th August 2021(Last date for registration)

20th – 24th August 2021(Preliminary round)

28th August 2021(Semi- finals)

2nd September 2021(School level international final and valedictory)

4th September 2021(International Grand Finale and Valedictory)


Registration Details along with Fee and Payment Details

Registration details for the participants inside India. 

Participants must submit their registration fees via Google pay/Paytm/PhonePe on the number: + 91 8003816001.  

A screenshot of the payment must be attached with the google form. 

Early Bird Registration fees (till 31st July) – Rs.80

Registration fees (from 1st Aug) – Rs.100.

Registration in Delegation of 10 or more – 50% off

Registration in Delegation of 5 or more – 30% off 

NOTE: TO REGISTER IN A DELEGATION, Directly Contact 8766309590

Registration link: https://forms.gle/PBZkgy9XmnbfjDTJ9 

Registration details for the participants applying outside India Zero registration fees Last date of registration is 10th august, 2021 

Registration link: https://forms.gle/PBZkgy9XmnbfjDTJ9


Contact details

EMAIL ID: Bebaak@imsnoida.com

Call/WhatsApp: +91 87663 09590, +91 78350 98333, +91 94707 02002, +

91 79032 41521

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