Evatt Queensland is the state’s round of the Evatt Trophy – Australia’s largest, oldest, and most prestigious debating and diplomacy competition, with over 2000 students competing from every State and Territory.
Participation in this competition places Queensland students from Years 9 -12 in the shoes of UN Security Council representatives. This is an opportunity for students to garner a deeper understanding of global issues, and train themselves in the skills they need for active citizenship.
Success in the Queensland round can lead to a spot on the Queensland delegation to the Evatt National Finals.
Above all else, Evatt is designed for students with varying interests, experiences, and abilities. No previous knowledge of international affairs, or MUN debating, is necessary.
How Evatt Works in Queensland
The Evatt Competition has three rounds in Queensland – preliminary rounds, semi-finals, and a Queensland Grand Final.
This year, Evatt is moving online with delegates competing through video call. For more information on this transition and to be notified when registrations open, stay tuned to this page and follow us on any of our social media platforms.
The Preliminary Rounds are held in many regions around Queensland: Toowoomba, Lismore, the Gold Coast, the Sunshine Coast, and in Brisbane. All regional rounds are full days of Evatt debate.
From these regional rounds, thirty teams will be selected to attend the Semi-Finals in Brisbane. The top 15 teams from the semi-finals go on to compete in the Queensland State Finals. The top 5 of those teams represent their school and their state at the National Finals in December – which is held in a different capital city each year.
HOW TO PREPARE?
More information and tips about how to prepare can be found on the National Evatt website. However, the best way to become familiar with the Evatt rules of procedure is to give it a go! Many beginners attend each year, and first-timers usually get the hang of ‘MUN’ by the second round of debate.