KYA Awards

Advisor Award Nominations

At KYA, our Advisors help us identify and recognize outstanding performance and achievement by individual delegates and delegations as a whole. Please use the link below to submit your award nominations by no later than 7:30pm on Day 2:

Online KYA Award Form

 

Delegation of Excellence

  • Presented to all delegations who meet the following requirements:
  • Delegation award recipients excel in the areas they choose to participate.  Their work embodies the spirit and purpose of the conference. (Participation in every program is encouraged but not required.)
  • Participants and advisors exemplify the Y’s four core values of Honesty, Caring, Respect, and Responsibility.
  • School meets all conference requirements including: on-time and complete registration, full caucus participation, and on-time submission of nomination forms.
  • No major disciplinary issues. (at discretion of Y-Staff)

Outstanding Delegation

  • Awarded to a Delegation of Excellence with the highest quality of participation, level of preparedness, and behavior exemplifying the Y’s four core values.
  • Outstanding Statesmanship
  • Awarded to a Delegation of Excellence nominated by the advisors as having the highest overall quality of contribution to debate.

Conference Life Award

  • Awarded to a Delegation of Excellence who created a positive environment and embodied the spirit of the conference.

Best New Delegation (if merited)

  • Awarded to a Delegation of Excellence who is also a first time delegation with the highest quality of participation, level of preparedness, and behavior exemplifying the Y’s four core values.

Outstanding Bill Packet (Premiere and Legislative)

  • Awarded to the delegation whose bills demonstrate the highest level of preparation, presentation, and relevance based on advisor nominations and student ranking.

Outstanding Bills (Premiere and Legislative)

  • Awarded to the authors of the most innovative, well-researched, and thought-provoking bills based on advisor nominations and student ranking.

Other Bill Recognitions

  • Premiere passed by two chambers – Premiere Bills that were heard and passed in both the Premiere House and Premiere Senate Chambers.
  • Passed by two chambers – Legislative Bills that were heard and passed in both the House and Senate Chambers.
  • Law – Legislative Bills that passed both the House and Senate Chambers and were signed into law by the Governor.

Outstanding Speakers (Premiere and Legislative)

  • Awarded to the top delegates most frequently nominated by advisors and Y-staff based on their presence and performance while in committees and Chambers as well as behavior exemplifying the four core values.

Outstanding Lobbyist

  • Given to the lobbyist who best advances their agenda while displaying behavior exemplifying of the Y’s four core values.

Outstanding Advocates

  • Awarded to the individuals from the Judicial Program based on the evidence of their preparation, quality of their presentation, and behavior exemplifying of the Y’s four core values.

Outstanding Advocate Case Winners

  • Awarded to the individuals from the Judicial Program based on their successful presentation in the Outstanding Advocate Case and evidence of their preparation, quality of their presentation, and behavior exemplifying of the Y’s four core values.

Outstanding Advocate Team

  • Awarded to one team from the Judicial Program based on the evidence of their preparation, quality of their presentation, and behavior exemplifying of the Y’s four core values.

Outstanding Media Corps

  • Awarded to the Media Corps member who puts forth the most effort, displays genuine teamwork, produces a quality product, and behaves in a manner exemplifying the Y’s four core values.

Outstanding Parliamentarian

  • Given to the student(s) who best uphold the duty of Parliamentarian by being prompt, respectful, helpful, accurate, and effective.

Outstanding Delegate

  • Awarded to one or more delegate(s) per school nominated by advisors and Y-staff based on their presence and performance prior to and at the conference as well as behavior exemplary of the four core values.

 

Y-Staff reserves the right to develop new awards as merited.