Debating with Respect (DWR) 2023


The Association of Science Technology and Innovation (ASTI) Malaysia and Picture News UK is organising a debating programme named “Debating with Respect (DWR) 2023 ” on specific topics that are related to current affairs. We are providing 8 shortlisted debate teams the opportunity to debate among themselves. The 2 finalists will receive a cash prize of RM 1000 each and an opportunity to debate with the 2 top teams from the United Kingdom. The champion will be awarded a cash prize of RM 1500.00 with a special certificate and a trophy.


  • To foster constructive and respectful dialogue among participants while engaging in debates
  • To promote critical thinking, effective communication skills, and open mindedness in a structured debate format
  • To promote dialogue that encourages learning, empathy, and the exchange of ideas even in the midst of disagreement.



Register Here and Join Our DWR 2023 Telegram Group

Target Group

  • Team of 5 debates (3 main speakers, 2 reserve)
  • Debaters must be between the age of 13 and 16

Registration Submission Link:  (Deadline 31 October 2023 )

Telegram Group Link:


Shortlisting Challenge:

Create a short video presentation (up to 3-minutes) discussing your responses to the question: Will Artificial Intelligence (AI) change the world for better?. The video can involve the whole team or individual members.

Video Submission Link :   (Deadline 22 November 2023)






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