Awards Criteria

Delegate Awards

Available Awards



Delegation Points


Best Delegate

The highest achieving award

in any given committee.



Outstanding Delegate

The second highest achieving award

in any given committee.



Honorable Mention

The third highest achieving award

in any given committee.



Verbal Commendation

The fourth and fifth highest achieving award in any given committee.


Not Awarded

Exceptions may be made to committees with sizes that differ significantly from other committees, such as an addition or removal of an award.





Position Paper

UNA-USA: The position paper submitted clearly shows the stance of the delegate towards the topic or the crisis of the committee.

Crisis: The position paper suggests appropriate solutions to the crisis, while reinforcing his or her stance and position strategically.

  • Position Paper Criteria

  • Total: 10 points

  • Topic Background (2 pt)

  • Past Actions (2 pt)

  • Delegate Policy (2 pt)

  • Possible Solutions (2 pt)

  • Research (1 pt)

  • Writing (1 pt)

  • A delegate who submitted their position paper after the deadline or submitted an incomplete paper is ineligible for the Best or Outstanding Delegate awards.

  • A delegate who has not submitted their position paper prior to the day of the conference is ineligible for all awards.


The delegate is an active participant throughout moderated and unmoderated unmoderated caucuses.

The delegate is actively writing notes to other delegates.

UNA-USA: The delegate is actively asking questions during resolution presentations and is active when answering questions to their resolutions.

Crisis: The delegate is consistently writing notes to the director and other delegates while also actively participating to advance their stance.

  • The number of meaningful and appropriate motions

  • The number of meaningful and appropriate points

  • The number of times the students spoke


The speech is intact with the current topic being discussed in the committee.

The speech delivered generates debate among the delegates and can move the committee forward toward resolving the problem.

The speech made is not always prepared in advance, and the delegate can demonstrate the ability to perform speeches on an impromptu basis.

The speech maintains diplomatic decorum and expresses ideas in a persuasive way.

The stance of the speech is consistent with the nation or person they are representing in real life.

  • Confidence (1 pt)

  • Original content (1 pt)

  • Diplomacy (1 pt)

  • Delivery (1 pt)

  • Preparedness (1 pt)

  • Analysis (1 pt)

  • Prompt response to questions (1 pt)

  • Conciseness (1 pt)

  • Representativeness (1 pt)

  • Creativeness (1 pt)

Substantive Document

UNA-USA: The delegate writes effective resolutions with proper structure that addresses the problems and brings new solutions.

UNA-USA: The delegate writes amendments to resolutions in order to represent their stance.

Crisis: The delegate actively passes public directives to help move forward the committee and address the problems at hand. The directives are comprehensive and detailed, and delivered in a timely fashion.

  • The number of relevant and effective draft resolutions and amendments

  • The number of relevant and effective public and private directives


The delegate leads and opens new discussions in moderated and unmoderated caucuses that are necessary for moving the committee forwards toward a solution.

The delegate demonstrates leadership in an unmoderated caucus (subjective under the discretion of the chair) in a way that is not artificial (only speaking when the chairs are present). The delegate attempts to help lead the debate forward through providing valuable information/insight, or motivating the delegates during an unmoderated caucus.

The delegate is willing to help other delegates (whether that is guidance in the Rules of Procedure, or helping delegates speak up about different matters of the agenda).

  • Notable moments demonstrating leadership will be tracked


The delegate uses appropriate words for the setting. The delegate respects the other delegates’ words and actions, and does not distract other delegates.

The delegate in an unmoderated caucus listens attentively to other delegates, and does not cut off or disrespect other delegates in any way. This includes non-verbal cues.

During the moderated caucuses, the delegate speaks only when they are recognized by the chair.

The delegate is able to recognize excluded and timid delegates and include them in the discussion. The delegate supports the other delegates in feeling comfortable sharing opinions in the discussions.

The delegate respects the staff, and that the staff is in service for the delegate. The delegate is not rude to the staff in any way. The chairs and directors are required to consult with the staff when evaluating the etiquette of the delegates.

Crisis: The delegate respects the chairs’/directors’ updates and decisions, and focuses on moving the committee forward.

  • Disrespectful interactions with other delegates, staffs, chairs, secretariats, and advisers are tracked

Delegation Awards

Available Awards




Best Delegation

The highest achieving delegation in the conference.


Outstanding Delegation

The second highest achieving delegation in the conference.


Honorable Delegation

The third highest achieving delegation in the conference.


Verbal Commendation

The fourth highest achieving delegation in the conference.

Not Awarded


The delegation awards are calculated by summing up the delegation points received by delegates by school group.

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