Penn Online World Schools 2024

2024 — Online, PA/US

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Penn Debate Society is proud to host Penn Online World Schools Tournament 2024. The tournament will be held online via Zoom/Discord from Friday, April 5, 2024 to Sunday, April 7, 2024.

- Younger than 20 years old by the last day of the competition
- Must not be enrolled in a tertiary or postsecondary institution whose first semester starts before or on the last day of the competition


  • National teams — 1 judge per team (n=1)
  • All other teams — n/2 rounded down.
  • Missing judge fee is $75 per judge.

This is an open tournament — teams can be made up of debaters from different institutions.


  • 32 USD/debater if the Phase 1 form is submitted by March 15, 2024 (11:59PM EST.)
  • 37 USD/debater for submissions beyond the above date. Final reg deadline is March 26, 2024 (11:59PM EST.)

Please contact us if you need a fee discount/waiver! Priority will be granted based on need, then chronological order of requests.

REG FORMS: Note both independent judge applicants and institutional judges should fill out the judge form.

TENTATIVE schedule in EST (Break to octos will be considered based on number of registered teams):

3:45 PM Check-In
4:30 PM Tournament Briefing
5:00 PM Round 1 (Prepared)
7:00 PM Round 2 (Impromptu)

9:30 AM Check-In
10:30 AM Round 3 (Impromptu)
12:30 PM Lunch Break
2:00 PM Round 4 (Prepared)
4:00 PM Round 5 (Impromptu)
7:30 PM Break + Speaker Awards

9:30 AM Check-In
10:00 AM Quarterfinals (Prepared)
12:30 PM Lunch Break
1:30 PM Semifinals (Impromptu)
4:30 PM Grandfinals (Impromptu)
7:30PM Results

In the case of a break to octos, Sunday schedule will be as follows. Note the prepped motion for quarters will instead become the octos prepared motion, and quarters will be impromptu.

Sunday (W/ Octos break)
8:30AM— Check in
9:00AM — Octos (Prepared)
11:00AM — Quarters (Impromptu)
1:30PM — Lunch
2:30PM — Semifinals
5:30PM — Grand Finals
8:30PM — Results

For queries please contact:
Alexandra Uy-Tioco via Fb messenger or email (
Ashwin Laksumanage via email (