Evatt Victoria 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!
Metropolitan preliminary rounds begin on July 27 and will be held at the Melbourne Law School and Carey Baptist Grammar. Regional round will be held on
- Sunday August 19 – Bendigo (Latrobe Bendigo)
- Friday August 24 – Geelong (Northern Bay College)
- Saturday August 25 – Shepparton (Shepparton High School)
More information about how Evatt works can be found here.
If you have any questions, please send an email to our convenor Catherine Zhou at [email protected]