Are you a 13–18-year-old student in secondary school who likes to challenge conventional thinking?
Re:Solved is your opportunity to participate in the first online worldwide public speaking and debate competition on a universal theme.
Created in partnership with Branksome Hall
, an independent IB World School, and Toronto’s Munk Debates
, dedicated to promoting civil and substantive public debate, Re:Solved is designed to fuel interest and participation in global competitive speaking and debate.
Our innovative online debate platform, db8, makes it easy for students and judges from around the world to connect and debate on topics that challenge popular beliefs and encourage deep thinking. The goal is to present the most persuasive argument on the universal topic. Registration is now open
for the public speaking phase of the competition. The topic is:
We can appreciate art, even if the artist is personally reprehensible.
Context: For this topic, all forms of art: visual, dance, literary and musical are acceptable. The spirit of the topic is whether we, as appreciators of art in all forms, can separate our appreciation from the character and behaviour of the artist. As a reminder to students, the judges will look at your content, critical thinking and style of presentation. Students are to speak either in favour or against this title.
Students will have until January 16, 2023 to prepare, deliver and upload their speech on db8. The top 32 students advance to the online debate phase. From there, the top four students will be selected to take part in a final, in-person, all-expenses-paid debate event in Toronto, Canada in May 2023.
Scholarship Amount for Re:Solved Finalists
$5,000 for the winning team ($2500 per student)
$3,000 for the runners up ($1500 per student)
Finalists will also receive prizes to assist with their post-secondary education expenses (not to mention bragging rights). This is a unique opportunity to stimulate and connect the minds of young people around the world. We look forward to your participation.
Be at Re:Solved!