Queensland Evatt Competition

The Queensland Evatt Competition is a Model United National Competition designed to empower Young Australians. More than 2000 students from across Australia compete in this competition. The competition aims to engage high school students from Years 9 to 12 in world affairs and issues through debating mock Security Council resolutions from the position of an assigned country.

Three teams entered the Preliminary Rounds of the Queensland Evatt Competition on Saturday 13 August. It is wonderful to share that two teams made it through to the semi-finals held at the St. Lucia University of Queensland campus on Saturday 2 September.

Finlay Proverbs (Year 10) and Nevindu Dammannagoda (Year 10) represented Albania, and Chloe Ward (Year 11) and Charlotte Squire (Year 12) represented Japan.

It was a long day of debating and negotiating focusing on international legislation surrounding social media, retirement, and insurrections. Both teams showed skill and proficiency in all areas of the competition, and we are thrilled to share that Charlotte Squire and Chloe Ward were successful in securing one of the fifteen spots available to compete in the Queensland Grand Finalsof the Evatt Competition.

They will be competing on Saturday 16 September at the St. Lucia University of Queensland campus, representing the United Kingdom.

We wish them all the best for the Grand Final!

Belinda Pilgrim | Head of Academic Academy