Adam Marshall Medal

The Adam Marshall Medal, named for the TDU's founding President, was created shortly after his retirement from the organisation in 2013. It is awarded each year to the most outstanding College debater.

State Team

The National Schools Debating Championships (NSDC) are Australia's premier debating competition, coordinated by the Australian Debating Federation (ADF) and held every year in a different Australian capital. Tasmania has hosted the NSDC three times, most recently in 2012.

As the sole Tasmanian affiliate of the ADF, the Tasmanian Debating Union selects the state team from a series of selection events held around the state. Tasmania has fielded a team in most Championships, and has won the Championships once, in 1980, and been Runner-Up twice.

NSDC Highly Commended

The National Schools Debating Championships (NSDC) are Australia's premier debating competition, coordinated by the Australian Debating Federation (ADF) and held every year in a different Australian capital.

Each year since 2012 a number of highly commended speakers have been recognised at the at the NSDC grand final.

Law Dean's Medal

Established in 2015 the Dean's Medal is presented on behalf of the Dean of Law. It is awarded to the team with strongest case in each grade at the law round, as decided by consensus of adjudicators. These teams were adjudged to have the strongest Matter - compelling arguments and evidence - of any team in their grade during the round.

While the skill of debating also emphasises manner and method, these teams impressed their adjudicators and convinced their audiences on the basis of depth of understanding and articulation of important principles and facts.

This award is sponsored by the University of Tasmania Faculty of Law.

Australian Team

The National Schools Debating Championships (NSDC) are Australia's premier debating competition, coordinated by the Australian Debating Federation (ADF) and held every year in a different Australian capital.

The Australian national team is drawn from the NSDC, with Tasmania having been represented on a number of national delegations to the prestigious World Schools Debating Championships.