NY Video Contest

Document the National Model United Nations (NMUN) experience in New York City and your delegation could win a scholarship to help cover some of your expenses for next year’s conference. Delegations attending NMUN • New York are invited to record a short video documenting their team's conference preparation and participation, both at home and in New York. The video contest provides an opportunity to creatively showcase your organization's enthusiasm for NMUN as well as the richness of the conference experience.


  • Videos must be no longer than 3 minutes in length, including credits. Videos over 3 minutes will be disqualified.
  • Videos should focus on NMUN • New York activities leading up to, during, and following the conference. They should include (but are not limited to) preparation for the conference, team meetings or activities, participation in committee or caucus sessions, and sightseeing in New York.
  • A new student should be able to watch your video and understand what NMUN is about and why they might want to participate themselves.
  • Be creative but keep in mind that decorum must be maintained; awards should not be emphasized; videos that use copyrighted materials and music / videos containing profanity or other inappropriate content (this includes music lyrics) will be disqualified.
  • Videos should be in English; anything recorded in another language should be subtitled.
  • See previous award winners on our YouTube page.

Judging: NMUN staff will judge submitted videos and announce winners by 15 May. Judging criteria will include quality, content, and creativity - make your video as fun and unique as possible!

Prizes: Typically, we award two $1,000 and two $500 awards (other permutations may be used), applied toward delegate fees only at next year's NMUN•NY.

Note about conference filming: Ultimately, the work of delegates and volunteer staff members in committee sessions is the highest priority during the conference. Camera operators should be courteous towards them and generally use caution and common sense when exiting, entering, filming, and moving around in committee rooms. Camera operators should respect all requests made by volunteer staff regarding distractions due to filming; failure to do so may result in disqualification from the contest.


  1. A copy of your video should be sent to video@nmun.org by 1 May. Include the following information in your email: your name, email address, phone number, organization name, and a second contact person’s name and email address.
  2. Also upload your video to youtube.com and send us the link.

NMUN reserves the limited right to electronically distribute video submissions including, but not limited to, inclusion on the NMUN YouTube page, the NMUN website, or as promotional material. Please contact us with any questions, comments, or concerns.

Submit your video by 1 May to video@nmun.org