Each state and territory has its own Evatt Competition throughout the school year, with top students in each state going to the National Finals in December, the six-day residential conclusion of the competition.
Both Her Excellency and Dr. Evans focused their remarks on the skills and careers of diplomats, and reflected on H.V. Evatt, one of Australia’s greatest diplomatic leaders and the man after whom the competition is named.
After morning tea, delegates were given an insight into diplomatic skills in an interactive presentation from Dr.
There is only one week remaining before the start of the Evatt National Finals, the capstone of the national Evatt Competition.
Held in Brisbane from 10-13 December, the National Finals are themed “Conflict: Out of the Trenches” and explore the changing nature of conflict in the modern world over four days of UN simulations.
The top 30 teams are selected from Evatt competitions held in each state and territory; the top 15 teams are chosen on the third day to go on a fourth day Grand Final, from which the winner of the Evatt Trophy will be chosen by our expert judging panel.
Evatt National Finals 2012 is just around the corner, and our National Finalists, selected from more than 2,000 of their peers, have already begun preparing!
The 2012 National Finals theme “Conflict: Out of the Trenches” will see delegates explore the enormous changes in global conflict that have occurred since World War II.
The Organising Committee is working hard to put together a program that is academically stimulating, covering three sub-themes: Security In a Changing World, an examination on the impact of technology on the way humans wage war; The Human Face of Security, looking at the causes and effects of refugees and internally displaced persons in conflict scenarios; and Securing Our Environment, exploring conflicts arising from resource scarcity.