Schools’ Competition

2014 Schools’ Competition: Convenor Andrew Carruthers
2015 Schools’ Competition: Convenor Marie-Louise Synnott

In February of 2015 secondary level schools from Ulster were asked to join us for an excellent one-day competition hosted by the Literific, in association with and kindly sponsored by Alpha Newspapers Group.

The Schools’ Competition 2016!

The Literific and Alpha Newspaper Group Schools Debating Competition took place on the 24th of February and it was a great success!

To get more information or to register interest in entering next year’s Schools’ Competition, please email our Outreach Officer, Andrew Dillon, at

2016 Competition Convener: Ms. Lilianna Vetter

The Schools’ Cup Handbook (2015 version) with further information, including debating style and mark schemes can be downloaded below:

Schools Cup Handbook (2015)

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