Age Policy

ICYD is open to all students in Year 10 and below (English/Welsh School years). In countries operating under a different system, it will be open to all students who will be aged 15 and below on August 31st 2024. 

To maintain an even playing field for your debaters, these rules will be strictly enforced.

Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or if you would like to double check that you are eligible for the competition. 

Students ineligible for ICYD can compete at Oxford Schools and Cambridge Schools, which are both open to school students of any age. Please search for 'Cambridge Schools Debating' or 'Oxford Schools Debating' for more information on tjhe other competitions.