MUN gavels are just like any other gavel it is a ceremonial mallet most of the are made of hardwood, typically fashioned with a handle and often struck against a solid block to make a sound. In contrast, a Golden Gavel is when a delegate gets with their chair and get the best delegate award. While the later gavel is not encouraged or endorsed, we wondered if there were any other types of gavels in the Model United Nations world. After all, the New York Times article written by Anjli Parrin clearly leaves out the wide plethora of gavels available and is something the following list seeks to remedy.
Types of MUN Gavels
A small mallet used by the presiding officer to signal for attention or order.
To Gavel (Verb)
To chair (a legislative session, meeting, convention, etc.) to request or maintain (order at a meeting) or put into effect by striking a gavel.
Best Delegate Gavel
The physical gavel you get when you win best delegate (the right way).
To schmooze other delegates before the conference starts.
When you get with your Chair and win Best Delegate.
When you get with your Vice Chair and get Honorable Mention.
When you get with your Chair and later discover the conference doesn’t have awards.
Be careful, this large hard rubber thing may not be a gavel.
When you get with a member of the secretariat. (Unclear why this is platinum as the only thing you win is bragging rights).
Think we missed some gavels? Write in and we will add them.