Individual awards

We believe that the binary distinction between winning awards (such as only having one best delegate) is not conducive to debate, and can often lead to warped outcomes in debate simply because a delegate feels that they have to be the best. This is why we have removed this distinction, and therefore have multiple awards to allow for a more realistic and cooperative debate. Please note that all individual awards are subject to the final decision of the AMUNC Secretariat, who may rule someone ineligible due to a breach of equity standards, or has otherwise caused significant disruption to the conference

General Committees

At AMUNC 2018, there will be two kinds of individual awards for general committees.

Diplomacy Awards

The first is a diplomacy award, and is awarded to multiple people in a committee who have best demonstrated the following attributes:

  • Diplomacy;
  • Negotiation;
  • Speeches; 
  • Resolution Writing; and
  • Policy Direction. 

On the afternoon on the Thursday 12th of July, each committee will vote by secret ballot on who they think deserves an award from their fellow delegates. The top candidates will then be presented in a list to the directors of that committee, which shall exceed by at least doublethe number of possible awards as determined by the secretariat at the conclusion of registrations, who will then decide who will win the diplomacy awards. There will be at least two diplomacy award winners in each committee. The decision of the directors and AMUNC Secretariat is final. Diplomacy awards count as three points for each delegation in delegation awards. For delegates who are in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Council, any delegate who wins an award and attends a university where Mandarin is the main language of instruction will receive zero points towards the EALD Delegation Award.  

Honourable Mention

Honourable Mentions are awards that are designed to recognise achievements by delegates that may not be easily recognisable as being the one who dominates debate. These awards recognise where there has been hard work by a delegate in trying circumstances, where they have been a first time delegate and have excelled, or have been overlooked by their peers for their contributions for one reason or another. Any delegate may be nominated by their chair to win an honourable mention. The chairs will fill out a form which outlines why this person should be nominated, and why their contributions made an impact on debate. The AMUNC Secretariat will then decide to grant this person an honourable mention or not based upon the recommendation. There is no minimum or maximum amount of honourable mentions in each committee, due to the nature of discretion for honourable mentions. The decision of the directors and AMUNC Secretariat is final. Honourable Mentions count as one point for each delegation in delegation awards. For delegates who are in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Council, any delegate who wins an award and attends a university where Mandarin is the main language of instruction will receive zero points towards the EALD Delegation Award.  

Crisis Committees

At AMUNC 2018, there will be two awards for crisis committees. 

Outstanding Crisis Delegate Awards

The first is an outstanding crisis delegate award, and is awarded to multiple people in a committee who have best demonstrated the following attributes:

  • Diplomacy;
  • Negotiation;
  • High Quality of Orders;
  • Execution of Crisis Objectives; and
  • Contribution to the Crisis;

On the morning of Friday the 13th of July, the directors will come together and determine who has won an outstanding crisis delegate award. There will be a minimum of two outstanding crisis delegate awards in each crisis committee. For crisis councils with cabinets, the award winners do not have to come from different cabinets. The decision of the directors and AMUNC Secretariat is final. Outstanding crisis delegate awards count as three points for each delegation in delegation awards. 

Honourable Mention

Honourable Mentions are awards that are designed to recognise achievements by delegates that may not be easily recognisable as being the one who dominates debate. These awards recognise where there has been hard work by a delegate in trying circumstances, where they have been a first time delegate and have excelled, or have been overlooked by their peers for their contributions for one reason or another. Any delegate may be nominated by their chair to win an honourable mention. The chairs will fill out a form which outlines why this person should be nominated, and why their contributions made an impact on debate. The AMUNC Secretariat will then decide to grant this person an honourable mention or not based upon the recommendation. There is no minimum or maximum amount of honourable mentions in each committee, due to the nature of discretion for honourable mentions. The decision of the directors and AMUNC Secretariat is final. Honourable Mentions count as one point for each delegation in delegation awards. 

Roaming committees

At AMUNC 2018, there will be two awards for the roaming committees. 

Best Article

This award will go to the person who produces the best article throughout AMUNC onto the AMUNC International Press Gallery Website, Al Muneera. This award is limited to delegates in a roaming committee. The directors of the roaming committee will independently decide which article is worthy of this award, and will be required to submit a form outlining why this article should win. The article must be approved by the AMUNC Secretariat to win the award. There will only be one winner of this award. The decision of the directors and AMUNC Secretariat is final. Winning best article will count as one point for the winning delegation in delegation awards. 

Outstanding Influence Award

This award will go to the roaming delegates who have the most impact on debates, and is decided by the following criteria

  • Quality of written work;
  • Ability to encourage new ideas in debate;
  • Memorability of questions and scepticism towards a committee;
  • Number of Tweets; and
  • Contribution to the running of the committee. 

On the afternoon of Thursday 12th of July, a poll will be open to all delegates in all committees to vote on by secret ballot who they felt was the most influential in their committee. The top candidates will then be presented in a list, which shall exceed by at least double the number of possible awards as determined by the secretariat at the conclusion of registrations, to the roaming directors, who will then decide who will win the outstanding influence award. There must be at least two winners of an outstanding influence award. The decision of the directors and AMUNC Secretariat is final. Outstanding influence awards count as three points for each delegation in delegation awards. 

Directors

At AMUNC 2018, there will be one director award. 

Outstanding Directorship Award

This award will go to a director who has gone above and beyond in their call of directorship, and has ensured that their delegates and the conference has a fun, safe, and enriching experience. This can be for actions inside and outside of the committee, and the conference. On the afternoon of Thursday 12th of July, all delegates, directors, and secretariat members will be given access to a form where they can nominate someone for an outstanding directorship award. All nominations will then be considered by the Secretariat, who will decide on at least three winners of an outstanding directorship award. The decision of the AMUNC Secretariat is final. Outstanding directorship awards count as five points for each delegation in delegation awards. 

DELEGATION AWARDS

At AMUNC 2018, there will be two delegation awards. For the purposes of these awards, a delegation is defined as a group of people from the same university. To be eligible for an award, each delegation must have at least five delegates or directors who are eligible to win an award (i.e. have not caused a breach of equity policy). 

Best English as an Additional Language or Dialect Delegation Award (EALD Delegation Award)

This award will go to a delegation where the language of instruction is normally not English. As AMUNC is a conference predominantly in English, there are often additional issues that come with attempting to win an award, and we want to recognise these achievements. To be eligible for this award, the delegation must be from a university where English is not the main language of instruction, meet the conditions of being a delegation, and cannot also be the winner of best delegation. 

The AMUNC Secretariat will count all the points collected by each delegation (as prescribed above), and then average the amount of points earned to the number of people in each delegation. The delegation with the highest points to delegates ratio will win the EALD Delegation award. The decision of the AMUNC Secretariat is final.

In the event of a tie, the delegation with the most outstanding directorship awards between the two delegations shall be declared the winner. If that is tied, the delegation with the most three point award recipients shall be declared the winner. If that is also tied, the delegation with the most one point award recipients shall be declared the winner. If this is tied, the delegation with the largest number of attendees in it (excluding secretariat and guests) shall be declared the winner. If all of these conditions are tied, then the delegations shall be declared joint winners. 

Best Delegation

This award goes to a delegation where all of their members have done exceptional work thought the conference to consistently win in a number of committees. To be eligible for this award, the delegation must meet the basic requirements of being a delegation.

The AMUNC Secretariat will count all the points collected by each delegation (as prescribed above), and then average the amount of points earned to the number of people in each delegation. The delegation with the highest points to delegates ratio will win Best Delegation. The decision of the AMUNC Secretariat is final.

In the event of a tie, the delegation with the most outstanding directorship awards between the two delegations shall be declared the winner. If that is tied, the delegation with the most three point award recipients shall be declared the winner. If that is also tied, the delegation with the most one point award recipients shall be declared the winner. If this is tied, the delegation with the largest number of attendees (excluding secretariat and guests) in it shall be declared the winner. If all of these conditions are tied, then the delegations shall be declared joint winners.