NAIMUN strives to engage all delegates with the substance of international affairs both in and out of the competitive committee simulation experience. This year, for NAIMUN LVII, we are pleased to continue and expand our NAIMUN Essay Contest! 


NAIMUN LVII Essay Contest Prompts will be posted Fall 2019!

Important dates

Essays Due: 1 Feb 2020

Winners Notified: 8 Feb 2020


Grand-Prize: $150 value of NAIMUN merchandise and a feature on social media

First Runner-Up: $90 value of NAIMUN merchandise

Second Runner-Up: $50 value of NAIMUN merchandise

Third Runner-Up: $30 value of NAIMUN merchandise



Delegates can choose any one of the prompts and may only submit one essay. Essays must be 800 – 1000 words in length and must be written in English. By entering this contest you agree to be bound by the Rules and Terms (listed below). Please direct all inquiries to NAIMUN LVII Director of Business, who is coordinating the contest. Each essay will be graded out of 100 points: 40 points for structure and grammar and 60 points for content. The essays will be graded, and the top four will be determined, at the discretion of the NAIMUN LVI Director of Business. Winners will be announced at the Opening Ceremonies during the conference.



Essays must be submitted by the deadline as a .doc, .docx, or .pdf file attached in an email sent to the Director of Operations.

Rules and Terms

Only registered NAIMUN LVII conference delegates are eligible to enter. Eligibility is at the sole worldwide discretion of the Georgetown International Relations Association, Inc. (GIRA). Entries that are submitted late or fail to meet any rules or guidelines will be ineligible. Plagiarism—any uncredited copying or misrepresentation of another’s work or ideas as one’s own—will disqualify an entry and may result in disciplinary action by GIRA. Participants accept all responsibility for late, lost, misdirected or illegible entries. Entries become the property of GIRA upon receipt. In consideration of the opportunity to enter the NAIMUN Essay Contest, participants agree to allow GIRA to use their names and essays for promotional and publicity purposes. A grand-prize winner is not eligible to receive subsequent prizes in future NAIMUN Essay Contests. By entering, participants agree to be bound by these rules and the decisions of the judges and GIRA. GIRA may cancel the contest without notice at any time. The contest is void where prohibited, taxed, or restricted by law.