About the Competition

Evatt NSW is the state round of Australia’s premier debating and diplomacy competition.

Evatt places young Australians in the shoes of UN Security Council representatives, making them debate on issues of international security, human rights and current affairs.

Students in Years 9-12 compete in teams of two from their own school. The competition takes the form of a simulated UN Security Council, where teams debate, amend and vote on a resolution prepared by our facilitators from the perspective of one of the Security Council’s member states.

Why should I take part in Evatt?

  • Skills in speaking, research, teamwork and diplomacy – which are equally crucial to success in Evatt!
  • Unique teamwork & leadership abilities
  • Leadership, interpersonal and problem solving skills through lobbying and negotiating with other students
  • Greater knowledge and engagement with important international issues of our time – from global warming to terrorism, aid to intervention – you’ll expand your horizons and engage with issues increasingly relevant to young Australians
  • A chance to meet other passionate and engaged young people

Don’t forget, you don’t need any prior debating, public speaking or model UN experience to take part in Evatt – often some of our most successful teams have done absolutely no public speaking before!

Check out our National Evatt page for more details on how debate works, resources and tips and download this Fact Sheet for more information on the NSW competition.


FAQ’s can be found here.

If you have any other questions or would like more information please contact as at [email protected]

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