The Evatt Competition is Australia’s largest high school debating competition, with over 2,000 students competing in rounds in every State and Territory across Australia.
The competition is open to students in years 9-12 from all over the Perth metropolitan and outer metropolitan suburbs, as well as regional areas.
The competition takes the form of a mock session of the UN Security Council. 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 in the Preliminary Rounds will proceed to the State Final.
The State Final is held annually at Parliament House. From this pool of competitors, the most effective teams will then be sent to compete in the National Finals, hosted by a different State or Territory division in December each year.
For more information, take a look at the Evatt Trophy Competition Handbook 2017. Further information on the competition generally, including how the debate works and tips for preparing for your round, take a look at the National Evatt Competition page here and follow the tabs at the top.
Registrations for Evatt 2017 are still open! Make sure you sign up before they close on Sunday 30th April.
If you’re a student in metro Perth, register now at unyouth.wufoo.com/forms/
If you’re a student in a regional area, register now at unyouth.wufoo.com/forms/
PERTH METROPOLITAN ROUNDS – VARIOUS VENUES
5th May – Shenton Park Community Centre
6th May – Cottesloe Civic Centre, Lesser Hall
7th May – Holyrood Pavillion (Leederville)
12th May – Shenton Park Community Centre
13th May – Subiaco Community Centre
14th May – Cottesloe Civic Centre, Lesser Hall
28th April – Margaret River
29th April – Albany
11th May – Geraldton
18th May – Bunbury
If you have any further questions about the Evatt Competition, please contact the Convenor, Eimear Reynolds, at [email protected].