This year, the Secretariat of McMUN has decided to change the policy regarding distinguishment between small and large delegations and the subsequent awards system.
What is the previous policy?
In the past, McMUN has made the distinction between small and large delegations simply by the number of delegates that an institution sends.
For example, a small delegation would constitute 12 or less delegates while a large delegation would include 13 or more delegates.
What is the motivation for change?
To identify a system of measurement for delegations that is proportionate to the performance indicators of its participating delegate members
How are small and large delegations distinguished?
Paid and registered delegations will each be assigned committee spots after our registration process closes. Following the assignment process, delegations will be ranked in function of the number of committee assignments received, rather than to the number of delegates as part of the delegation.
The median number of country or character assignments across all registered delegations determined at the first round of committee assignments will be determined as the cutoff metric to distinguish the size of delegations.
Delegations with assignments lower than or equal to the median number of assignments will be considered a small delegation, all other delegations greater than the median will be considered a large delegation.
In case of a tie in delegation points, the tiebreak criteria will be the number of assignments that a delegation has received.
Please note that you must have received at least 4 assignments to be considered a delegation.
How are delegation awards calculated?
Verbal Commendation (Optional): 0pt
Honourable Mention (GAs give out 2 Honourable Mentions): 1pt
Outstanding Delegate: 2pt
Best Delegate: 3pt
Average Delegation Points: Total Accumulated Delegation Points / Number of Assignments