Evatt Queensland is the state’s round of the Evatt Trophy, Australia’s largest, oldest, and most prestigious debating and diplomacy competition, with over 2000 students competing from every State and Territory.
Participation in this competition places Queensland students, in Years 9 -12, in the shoes of UN Security Council representatives. This allows for a deeper understanding of global issues and trains students in the skills they need for active citizenship. Teams will debate international issues. Success in the Queensland round can lead to a spot on the Queensland delegation to the Evatt National Finals. Above all, Evatt is designed for students with varying interests, experiences, and abilities. No previous knowledge of international affairs, or MUN debating, is necessary.
How Evatt works in Queensland
The Evatt Competition has three rounds in Queensland – preliminary rounds, semi-finals and a Queensland Grand Final. The preliminary rounds are held in many regions around Queensland: Toowoomba, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, and Brisbane. All regional rounds are full days of Evatt debate. From these regional rounds, thirty teams will be selected to attend the Semi-finals in Brisbane. The top 15 teams from the semi-finals go on to compete in the Queensland State Finals. The top 5 of those teams represent their school and their state at the National Finals in December which is held in a different capital city each year.
HOW TO PREPARE?
More information and tips about how to prepare can be found on the national Evatt website.
Additionally, UN Youth Queensland will be running a free MUN Camp the week before the first preliminary round. This is an excellent way to get an introduction to Model UN if you have no prior experience, or hone your skills if you have participated in Evatt previously. More information can be found here.