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Submission Details

Submissions for the YMUN XLVI Arts Competition can be found here. For further information, please contact the USG of Technology, Linh Le, at


1. Submissions must reflect a delegate's interpretation of the theme. 

2. Accepted categories include the following: Visual Arts, Music, Film, and Photography. Each delegate may submit up to 3 submissions per category. Each school may submit up to 5 entries in each category. Collaborations amongst delegates are welcomed.

3. Visual arts — Art of any style, medium and size will be considered. This may include, but is not limited to: painting, drawing, collage, sculpture, digital work, illustration and design. Art submissions must include a short (~150 word) artist's statement of the connection to theme and city. All photography submissions must be submitted into the separate Photography category. 

4. Music — Any genre is accepted, and music must be either composed or performed by delegate. Submissions may include either original or cover pieces with instruments and/or vocals. Music submissions must include a short (~150 word) explanation of the connection to the theme and the delegate's hometown. Winners will have the opportunity to perform in YMUN's showcase!

5. Film — Films up to 10 minutes long will be accepted. The delegate must be one of the prior creative or directive forces behind the film. Clips can be captured both formally through camera or informally through a mobile phone. 

6. Photography — Photography submissions must be original and of high picture quality. Photographers are free to use any editing software. 

YMUN XLVI Global Citizen of the Arts Competition

As one of the largest international conferences on the high school MUN circuit, Yale Model UN is proud to host students from all over the world. This year, every continent is represented (except Antarctica) — over 50 countries are represented in the delegations, and countless cities. In fact, nearly half of YMUN delegates are international. YMUN encourages diversity in every facet, and that includes diversity of interests as well. This year, YMUN XLVI will be returning with the third annual arts competition in conjunction with the conference this year.


This year, we ask you to go outside of the box with the following topic: Connecting Ideas, Connecting Cultures. Arts is one of the most powerful communicative and collaborative media, through which people across geographical, social, and cultural boundaries can explore the world and understand each other better. With this year conference’s motif of Mentorship, we hope to supplement the lateral cooperation between Yale students and delegates with the opportunity for delegates to “mentor” and learn from each other.


The top entry of every category will be recognized at the conference, during the closing ceremony. Winning delegates will receive gift cards to a New Haven restaurant to be used during their time at YMUN, certificates, and YMUN XLVI merchandise.

One grand prize winner, recipient of the Yale Model UN Global Citizen of the Arts Award plaque, a $100 YMUN voucher for their school, a Yale/YMUN merchandise basket, and gift cards for New Haven restaurants.

This year, we also look forward to hearing from the public opinion—starting this year, we will be introducing the People’s Choice Award. The entry with the most social media engagement on Facebook will receive a certificate of recognition and a Yale/YMUN merchandise basket at the closing ceremony.