Debaters will —
the occasion, each other, and the adjudicators with respect;
the rules of the competition, particularly relating to secret subject and advised subject preparation; and
the adjudicator’s decision.
Debaters will not —
or distract from another debater’s speech or the adjudicator’s comments;
offensive language or behaviour;
denigrating comments on the basis of age, culture, gender, sexuality, disability, religion, family; or
their opponents or the adjudicator.
Adjudicators will —
the outing in a formal and professional manner;
their adjudications to 10 minutes, and make constructive comments to assist the debaters;
sensitive when commenting upon physical or physiological disabilities;
Adjudicators will not —
bias or personal knowledge to influence their decisions.
Teachers and the audience will —
the speakers in reasonable silence; and
and foster a spirit of fair play and good sport.
Teachers and the audience will not —
debaters and adjudicators before, during or after the debate.
Coaches will —
themselves in a professional manner at all times;
Regional Coordinators and the Schools Administrator of any possible conflict between their role as coach and their involvement
in any DAV activity.
Coaches will not —
with any BDC representative with the purpose of intimidating them or challenging them in the fulfilment of their role.
Participants will –
and receive permission from both teams, and the adjudicator, and the Host School Coordinator, and the DAV Office before recording
any debate in whole or part
Participants will not –
mobile phones to make or receive calls or send text messages during a debate