Urban Debater of the Year

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What is the Debater of the Year?

The Urban Debater of the Year recognizes a debater who demonstrates commitment and dedication to debate, improvement in their performance in school and debate, academic excellence and leadership in their school, urban debate league and community.

What is Awarded?
Finalists in the competition will receive a college scholarship of at least $1,000 and will be invited to the Annual Dinner in Dallas, TX.
The Debater of the Year will receive a college scholarship of at least $2,000 and will deliver a speech at the Annual Dinner on April 2, 2020. The winner and their partner will automatically qualify for the Urban Debate National Championship if they are not already qualified.

Who can Apply?

Seniors graduating in 2018
GPA of at least 2.00
Active competitors in their urban debate leagues for this and last school year
Display leadership in the urban debate community

Key Dates
Key Dates - Debater of the Year
Jan 10 - Application opens
Feb 4 - First application due
Feb 7 - Finalists announced
Feb 21 - Final application due
Mar 10 - Debater of the Year announced
April 2-5 UDNC
NYCUDL Winners
2017-2018 - Zainabou Darboe, Dreamyard Prep HS