National Youth Debate Tournament @ ICNA-MAS Annual Convention

MYDT (Muslim Youth Debate Tournament), a youth enrichment platform of the Mafiq Foundation, is pleased to host a national parliamentary-style debate tournament at the 2022 ICNA-MAS National Convention. Muslim Youth of middle and high school age interested in competing in this debate tournament are invited to complete this registration form by May 8, 2022.

The competing teams (three members each) will participate in a preliminary round of 4 virtual parliamentary-style debates on Saturday May 21st. These debates will consist of 2 pre-assigned topics and 2 topics given on the spot. The top 2 performing middle school teams and the top 2 performing high school teams will then advance to the finals. The finals will be held in-person on Sunday, May 29th Rooms 327-329 from 2:00 to 5:00 at the ICNA-MAS convention in Baltimore Convention Center, Maryland. In the case of a qualifying team being unable to attend the in-person finals, their spot will be given to the next highest ranking team. The final round will conclude with a recognition and awards ceremony.

Please carefully review the debate format and rubrics found on our website.

Please register your team here:

MYDT is committed to providing a platform for Muslim youth to foster analytical reasoning, critical thinking, and persuasive argumentation.  We hope to offer that opportunity to the participating youth of the ICNA Symposium, In shaa Allah.

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