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What is Evatt?

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.

Preliminary rounds will begin in early August and will be held primarily at a central location in Carlton. These rounds will be held twice a day, at 9 am and 1 pm on each of;

  • Friday 2nd through Monday 5th August in Carlton
  • Friday 9th through Monday 12th August in Carlton
  • Friday 16th and Monday 19th August at Carey Baptist Grammar School

Please note that students only need to attend one half day session within those specified dates to compete in the preliminary rounds of Evatt.

Standard registration costs $70 per team, although there are some discounts and bursaries available.

Select teams will progress onto Semi-Finals, held on the 7th-8th of September and then the Grand Final, held on the 18th of September.

 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!

Details:

Evatt is a unique opportunity for students to learn about international politics and diplomacy, as well as develop their public speaking and negotiation skills. Preliminary rounds will begin in early August and will be held primarily at the Melbourne Law School in Carlton. Standard registration costs $70 per team, although there are some discounts and bursaries available.

Select teams will progress onto Semi-Finals, held on the 7th-8th of September and then the Grand Final, held on the 18th of September.

Registrations for the 2019 competition close July 25th, register here today!

Questions?

If you have any questions, please send an email to our 2019 Evatt Convenor, Michael Donaghue-Evans.

More information about how Evatt works can be found here.

Please ensure you have read and understood our Registration Policy before completing the registration form.