Individual awards are given by the committee dias and presented by the Chairs of their respective committees. Awards are designed to recognize the efforts of delegates but should not be the overall goal of the conference. There are however, always a distinguished few, that deserve additional recognition for their exemplary preparation, innovative thinking, speaking capabilities, and most of all, their ability to bring out the best in both themselves and the others around them.
The individual awards distributed at CHMUN are as such:
Best Delegation | The delegation that exceeds the aforementioned criteria
Outstanding Delegation | The delegation(s) that meets and partially exceeds the standards
Honorable Mention | The delegation(s) that satisfy the criteria
Verbal Commendation | The delegation(s) that significantly contribute to the committee
In addition to individual awards, the CHMUN Secretariat also gives delegation awards to recognize delegations that have a consistent quality of cooperation and diplomacy across all their delegates. Rather than ranking delegations on a point-based system, in choosing delegation awards, the Secretariat considers not only the number of individual awards a school receives, but also their research and preparation, adherence to the Code of Conduct, and especially their ability to collaborate with others in committee. In order to foster a fair and competitive environment for all attending delegates, delegations are additionally categorized based on the size of their delegation. The distinction between a ‘large’ and ‘small’ delegation is determined by the median delegation size at the time registration closes.
The delegation awards distributed at CHMUN are as such:
Secretary-General’s Award for Best Large School
Secretary-General’s Award for Outstanding Large School
Secretary-General’s Award for Best Small School
Secretary-General’s Award for Best Middle School
Position Papers are required for all committees at CHMUN, with the sole exception being the Joint Ad-Hoc Committee of the Secretary-General. Position Papers will be collected by committee chairs at the start of the first committee session and returned at the end of the conference. Failure to submit a Position Paper will result in the delegates disqualification from awards. Although there are no requirements for Position Papers in regards to formatting and content, CHMUN has an extremely strict policy on plagiarism and will disqualify entire delegations upon its occurrence.
In order to ensure a fair and competitive environment, and given the diverse backgrounds of attending delegates, there is a no technology policy in place during CHMUN committee sessions. Delegates who must use a technological device for any means must step outside of committee session to do so, however using any device for further research or working on committee resolutions is strictly prohibited.
Any form of plagiarism found in position papers, working papers, or in any other form will result in the delegates immediate disqualification from awards. The offending delegate’s attending sponsor will also be notified where further disciplinary action may be taken at the discretion of the CHMUN Secretariat depending on the violation. In the most extreme cases, delegations may be disqualified from delegation awards.
All pre-written legislation is strictly prohibited. This is applicable for full working papers and partial clauses written prior to the first committee session. Delegates are however, allowed to work outside of committee session any time after the first committee session at the discretion of the committee chair.
All attending delegates are expected to act in a professional manner when participating at CHMUN. Given that this is a school sponsored events, delegates are to act under the guidelines established as if they were in school. Offenses to this policy will result in the delegate’s expulsion from committee session at the discretion of the committee chair and the offending delegate’s attending sponsor will also be notified where further disciplinary action may be taken at the discretion of the CHMUN Secretariat depending on the violation. In the most extreme cases, delegations may be disqualified from delegation awards.
All delegates are expected to wear Western Business Attire at all times when attending CHMUN. However, there are exceptions to this policy for special committees in which delegates may dress based on their position or committee time period. Religious headdresses or coverings are permissible. Contact the CHMUN Secretariat at email@example.com if you have any questions or concerns regarding appropriate dress attire at CHMUN.