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About Evatt 2021

Represent Victoria at Australia’s premier debating and diplomacy competition.

The Evatt Competition places students in the shoes of UN Security Council nations to debate on issues of international security, human rights and current affairs. Students from Years 9 to 12 compete in teams of two from their own school with the aim of passing a resolution which suits the interests of their state. Successful teams from the preliminary rounds will progress to the state final, with the winners going on to represent Victoria at the annual Evatt National Final.

Learn more about how Evatt works.

Why should I take part in Evatt?

  • Engage with important international issues of our time, from global warming to terrorism, aid to intervention;
  • Develop skills in public speaking, research and negotiation;
  • Become a better team-player and leader;
  • A chance to meet other passionate and engaged young people.

Who is Evatt for?

Evatt is open to all Victorian students in Years 9 to 12 who have an interest in, or would like to learn more about, contemporary global affairs. No prior experience with debating, public speaking or Model United Nations is required to take part – some of our most successful teams have entered the competition this way!

How do I sign up?

Preliminary rounds of the Evatt Competition will begin in late July/August, and registrations will open in early Term 2. Sign up to our students’ newsletter or teachers’ newsletter to be notified when registrations open.

Got questions? Contact our Competitions Director, Megan Hince, at megan.hince@unyouth.org.au for more information.

Event Details

Registrations for the preliminary rounds of Evatt, which are to be held in July/August, will open in early Term 2.

Sign up to our students’ newsletter or teachers’ newsletter to be notified when registrations open.

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