The Evatt Competition

About Evatt

Are you ready to step into the shoes of a diplomat?

Evatt is a Model-UN style diplomacy competition for students in Years 9–12. Giving young Tasmanians the work of UN Security Council representatives, Evatt provides students with a deeper understanding of world issues, and the skills they need for global citizenship. It aims to educate young people about Australia’s place in the world and empower them as active citizens by developing public speaking, negotiation, teamwork, research, and diplomatic skills.

The competition takes the form of a mock session of the UN Security Council, where teams of two students debate, amend, and vote on a prepared resolution from the perspective of their assigned nation. The students judged the most effective diplomats proceed to the next round and may compete in the State Grand Final to win a place at National Evatt. Taking on the role of an international diplomat gives students an avenue to explore the hard-and-fast world of global diplomacy and struggle together, forming complex solutions to international security conflicts.

You can find more details on the competition and how Evatt debate works on the National competition page.

How do I register?

Any two students from any school in Tasmania can register as a team. One registration fee of $20 per student covers all rounds of the competition except the National Finals.

Contact us

If you have any questions about Evatt Tasmania, you can get in touch with the convenor, Stewart Jackson, at [email protected]

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Rounds (2017)

The Evatt Competition has three rounds in Tasmania. First there are the regional preliminary rounds.

Teams can attend whichever round is most convenient for them:

  • Friday 11th August in Devonport (after school)
  • Saturday 12th of August in Launceston
  • Thursday 17th August in Hobart (after school)
  • Friday 18th August in Hobart (after school)
  • Saturday 19th August in Hobart
  • Sunday 20th August in Hobart

The top 15 teams from the regional finals go on to compete in the Grand Final  in Hobart on Saturday 9th of September, and the best of these teams represent their school and their state at the National Finals in Canberra this December!

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General Competition Rules

  • Teacher or parent supervision is not required at any part of the competition. Our experienced facilitators possess first aid, working with children, and other appropriate qualifications under the laws of each of the Australian States and Territories. That said, teachers are welcome to attend but will not be asked to do anything except sit back and enjoy the show.
  • Students in a team can be in different year levels, but both students must be in Year 9, 10, 11, or 12 and be at the same school to be eligible to win the competition or attend the national finals.
  • Any number of teams from a given school can register.
  • All students must compete in school uniform; if the school has no uniform, students should dress in smart clothing.
  • Students will be provided with morning or afternoon tea at the semi-finals and lunch at the grand final.
  • Only printed material may be used in the competition (no computers, iPads etc), except when permission is given in advance by the Director.
  • Students should bring their own notepaper and writing implements. Otherwise, no additional materials are required.
  • Spectators (teachers, parents) are welcome, especially in the Semi-Finals and State Finals. However, spectators cannot provide feedback or coaching to students during the actual competition sessions.

 

All UN Youth Australia events are covered by our comprehensive child protection and non-discrimination policies. More information can be found here.

The Evatt Competition

Useful Documents

The following are some important documents you might like to read:

To help you with your research, we have a series of briefing guides on each Evatt nation. These guides are not authoritative, but will give you a kick start!

The Country Briefs