About Regional Competitions

Do you or your students live in a regional area and want to get involved in UN Youth? Well, UN Youth is coming to you! On 25-26 July 2018, students from across the state will be meeting in Armidale to take part in UN Youth’s prestigious Evatt and Voice competitions.

View the 2018 Information Pack

What’s Involved?

The event will consist of two days where students will have the opportunity to participate in Evatt, Voice, or both! These two competitions are quite different, and are available to different students depending on their year group. We’ll be sure to organise the itinerary so that each student only has to attend on either Wednesday or Thursday.

After participating in either of these competitions, delegates (that’s you!) will be in the running to progress to future State and even National rounds.

Event Details

When: Wednesday 25th July – Thursday 26th July 2018

Where: The Armidale School, 87 Douglas St, Armidale NSW 2350

Who: Students in years 7-12.

Regional Competitions is an event for anyone with an interest in public speaking or Model United Nations. It’s a chance for you to meet and compete with like-minded peers and share your thoughts on issues you’re passionate about.

Draft Itinerary


9:00 – 9:15 – Introduction

9:15 – 12:15 – Evatt Round

12:15 – 1:00 – Lunch

1:00 – 3:30 – Voice Round (Junior)


9:00 – 9:15 – Introduction

9:15 – 12:15 – Evatt Round

12:15 – 1:00 – Lunch

1:00 – 3:30 – Voice Round (Senior)


Evatt NSW is the state round of Australia’s premier debating and diplomacy competition.

Evatt is a Model United Nations Security Council diplomacy competition for students in Years 9-12. More than 2,000 students compete in Evatt each year.

Evatt 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. 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.

Click here for more information about Evatt


Voice is a unique public speaking competition for students in Year 7-10, running throughout Term 3. Voice invites you to solve issues that affect your community, nation and the world. From homelessness to climate change we want to hear you pitch your big ideas.

Why compete in Voice?

  • Develop skills in public speaking and research!
  • Hone your ability to think on your feet, assisting you in leadership positions or debating competition in the future.
  • Build an increased knowledge about areas pertinent to you as students.
  • A chance to meet likeminded and engaged young people.

Click here for more information about Voice

Need more info?

Get in contact with our Regional Competitions convenor Jennifer Horton at jennifer.horton@unyouth.org.au

Register for Regional Competitions 2018!

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