Summit of the Americas Competition Awards
The Summit of the Americas competition portion of the annual ESMOAS conference is evaluated by a committee of judges, all of whom have either been former participants, former graduate assistants, or former faculty advisors for the ESMOAS. Judges must be at least two years removed from their last ESMOAS as a participant, and must have served either on the Research and Writing Review Committee or as an onsite volunteer to qualify for invitation to join the Judging Committee. Written work (resolutions and budgetary statements) is judged by the Research and Writing Review Committee. RWR Committee members must be former ESMOAS participants and must have graduated from their respective institutions before serving. Awards during the competition come from three different areas. Descriptions of these areas and their awards are below.
Awards Voted on by Other Delegates
Outstanding Committee Delegate--The delegate receiving the most votes from his/her fellow delegates within each committee for his/her performance. Each delegation is allowed one vote (secret ballot) in each committee to select this award.
Distinguished Committee Delegate--The delegate receiving the second-most votes in each committee
Awards Given by the Research & Writing Review Committee
Outstanding Resolution--Given to the best written resolution overall in each committee, as determined by the Vetting Committee.
Distinguished Resolution--Given to the second best written resolution in each committee as determined by the Vetting Committee.
Outstanding Budgetary Statement--The written budgetary statement (SAF committee) judged to be the most accurate, best-written, best-researched, and most effective in supporting the other resolutions presented by the delegation.
Distinguished Budgetary Statement--The budgetary statement judged to be the second best according to the criteria above.
Awards Given by the ESMOAS Judging Committee
Parliamentary Procedure Mastery Award--Presented to the delegate deemed most effective at the use and understanding of parliamentary procedure, as illustrated during the ESMOAS Summit of the Americas.
Award for Outstanding Diplomacy--Given to the person (delegate, chair, officer, or any participant) who most positively represents the values and standards of ESMOAS in their dealings with others at the conference, both in and out of the debate room.
Outstanding Delegation--Best overall team performance as determined by the judging committee.
The judging committee take into consideration the head delegate’s individual performance, the quality of the team’s written work, the team’s adherence to their position paper and agenda, the quality of individual
performance in each committee, and any awards won by individuals on the team.
Distinguished Delegation--The second-highest rated team according to the judging committee.
Outstanding International Delegation--The delegation hailing from a non-U.S. university judged to be most effective overall, using the same criteria as the delegation awards listed above.
Outstanding Ambassador--Based upon individual performance in the General Assembly. Selected by ballot by the judging committee and awarded to the head delegate who receives the most total votes.
Distinguished Ambassador--Based upon the same criteria for Outstanding Ambassador and awarded to the ambassador who receives the second highest total votes.
Outstanding Committee Chair & Rapporteur--Given by the Judging Committee to the best team of chair and rapporteur—the team judged to run meetings most efficiently, fairly, and competently. Each of the pair receives the award. Teams are judged as a unit (chairs and rapporteurs from different committees can not win—only one committee).
Outstanding Committee--Given to each representative in the committee deemed by the judging committee to have the highest quality and most active debate.
Outstanding Position Paper—The written position statement judged to be the most accurate, best-written,
best-researched, and best-presented overall by the judging committee.
Distinguished Position Paper--The position statement judged to be the second best according to the criteria above.
Leveled Awards--In the event there are participating schools from multiple educational levels (junior college, four-year university, graduate school, or law school, for instance), multiple awards may be given to accommodate these variances in educational attainment.
2016 ESMOAS Summit of the Americas Award Winners
**Note: "Outstanding" designates a first place ranking, "Distinguished" designates a second place ranking
Distinguished Resolution, GC
Distinguished Resolution, SMS
Distinguished Resolution, SEDI
Distinguished Resolution, SSD
Distinguished Budgetary Statement *tie
Outstanding Resolution, GC
Outstanding Resolution, SMS
Outstanding Resolution, SEDI
Outstanding Resolution, SSD
Outstanding Budgetary Statement
Connor Clegg, Nicaragua
Parker Wooden, Brazil
Isaac Glynn, Panama
Clayton Jelinek, Chile
Jorge Villarreal, Argentina &
Daniel Enrique Hernandez Robles, Ecuador
Christine Savoie, Mexico
Damian Perez, Trinidad & Tobago
Maddy Abdallah, Chile
Rachel Burridge, Jamaica
Andrew Homann & Colton Duncan, Nicaragua
Distinguished Delegate, GC
Distinguished Delegate, SMS
Distinguished Delegate, SEDI
Distinguished Delegate, SSD
Distinguished Delegate, SAF
Outstanding Delegate, GC
Outstanding Delegate, SMS
Outstanding Delegate, SEDI
Outstanding Delegate, SSD
Outstanding Delegate, SAF
Connor Clegg, Nicaragua
Micah Austin, Panama
Brandon Milligan, Jamaica
Haley Entrop, Panama
Hannah Luce, Brazil
Gadiel McDonald, Canada
Parker Wooden, Brazil
Andreas Chavez, Canada
Brendan Smith, Chile
Andrew Homann, Nicaragua