Awards Policy

&MUN will give out both individual and delegation awards at closing ceremonies. Committee directors will determine individual awards, while delegation awards will be calculated from the number of individual awards a team has earned. In IRC@W&M tradition, awards will be given to those that the &MUN staff believes to best reflect values of diplomacy, hard work, and compromise.

Additionally, delegates and delegations will be asked to abide by the William & Mary honor code while at &MUN: I will not lie, cheat, or steal. The secretariat and directors will not tolerate any forms of racism, sexism, bias, or offenses that hinder the inclusivity and success of all delegates in attendance. Any and all bigotry will be brought to the attention of the Under Secretary-General and significantly impact awards potential, both on the individual and delegation levels. All awards are subject to the discretion of the Under Secretary-General.


There are four types of individual awards given at &MUN: Verbal Commendation, Honorable Mention, Outstanding Delegate, and Best Delegate. Other than the Ad Hoc Committee of the Secretary-General and the United Nations Security Council, each committee will reward one best delegate award and one outstanding delegate award, as well as up to two Honorable Mentions and up to two Verbal Commendations. In the event that the Directors feel they must award more than the prescribed number of awards, the directors will address the Under Secretary-General directly for consideration. The Ad Hoc Committee of the Secretary-General will give 3 Best Delegate Awards. The United Nations Security Council will give one of the same award to each member of the double delegate delegation. 

To be considered for an award, delegates must:

  • Be present and active at all committee sessions, excluding emergency situations.

  • Abide by all standards of the conference and William & Mary conduct.

  • Demonstrate obvious substantive knowledge and innovative thinking in committee and in crisis.

  • Respect the work and ideas of other delegates.

  • Work with a diplomatic focus—forging ideas through compromise and collaboration.


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Following the selection of individual awards, the secretariat will calculate delegation awards.  Secretariat will split delegations into two categories: small and large.  Small delegations will have 8 or fewer delegates while large delegations will have 9 or more. Delegations must register 4 or more delegates to be considered for a delegation award. In calculating these, Verbal Commendations will count for two points, Honorable Mentions will count for three points, Outstanding Delegates for four points, and Best Delegates for five points. The two delegations with the highest point totals divided by the delegation size within each category will be selected as Outstanding Delegation and Best Delegation, respectively. In the case of a tie in delegation points, the delegations will be further reviewed by the Under Secretary-General.