Every delegate must submit a position paper to be eligible for awards. Please note these deadlines:

Sunday, April 30, 2017 11:59 PM PST: Deadline for delegates to submit position papers to be eligible for research and committee awards.

Saturday, May 13, 2017 11:59 PST: Deadline for delegates to submit position papers to be eligible for committee awards.

Delegates who submit their position papers after these deadlines will not be eligible for awards. Please email your position papers to your committee’s Head Chair.

Position papers must be submitted as a word document or pdf. Google documents or other forms of submission will not be accepted. There is no minimum or maximum number of pages, but good position papers tend to be 3-5 pages long per topic. Position papers must have proper in-text citations and a bibliography using either MLA or Chicago style citations. Delegates who submit position papers without proper citations will be disqualified from research awards. Position papers should be double-spaced, have 12 pt Times New Roman font, and have 1-inch margins. Please place the conference name, committee name, and country/character in the upper lefthand corner of the header. Do not indicate your school in position paper or emails with the Head Chair.

Position papers submitted on or before April 30 will be graded by the dais and returned with a score and comments. Delegates who submit their position papers after April 30 may request their Head Chair to grade their position papers but will not be eligible for research awards. The position papers will be graded according to these rubrics at the discretion of the dais:

GA and Specialized Committees Grading Rubric

Crisis Committees Grading Rubric

Sample Position Paper