No, you do not need to be on a speech or debate team. Students can participate in all our programs on their own as well as access our educational resources and online support.
Do I need to have a speech or debate team at my school?
Our tournaments and resources are FREE for all students and all schools . We thank our incredible volunteers and supporters for making everything possible. With that being said, we can only support as many students and schools as our volunteers can. So please be patience with our network of volunteers.
How much does this program cost?
Our program is open to students in any country in elementary school, middle school, high school or college.
What grade levels can participate?
I would like to make a donation
Our program is free for all. We rely on donations and support to run 20+ tournaments a year and 20+ awards ceremonies. So definitely consider donating to the Great Debaters online. You can contact us at
Yes, our team of volunteers can help as much as possible. Combined, we have dozens of years of speech and debate teaching experience, curriculum and resources. Teachers and schools can sign up for our program free and receive support!
I'm a teacher and interested in starting a speech and debate team.
Yes, unfortunately at this time we can only offer our tournaments, programs, resources and website in the English language.