Please note that deadline has been extended until May 15, 2018

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The Australian Embassy in the Philippines will honour the achievements of high performing Australian Alumni through the Australian Alumni Excellence Awards.  Read more here.

The Australian Alumni Excellence Awards will recognise alumni leaders who have used their Australian education to make positive contributions in their profession, industry, community or country through leadership and innovation.

The Australian Embassy will host an awards night reception to honour the winners and feature this year’s awardees in print and online media campaign.

The Australian Alumni Excellence Awards will:Alumni Excellence Awards 2017 Photos

  • recognise the significant contributions of alumni in their professional fields, industry and communities;
  • showcase the impact of an Australian education in fostering innovation and the pursuit of excellence;
  • inspire other alumni to create a significant impact in their organisation, community and country;
  • foster and strengthen people-to-people links between Australia and the Philippines; and
  • raise the profile of awardees, open wider opportunities for international engagement and expand their professional network globally.

Australian Alumni Excellence Award Categories

The Australian Alumni Excellence Awards recognise achievements in three categories, namely:

  • Alumni of the Year
  • Excellence in Innovation Award
  • Young Achievers Award

Who is eligible?

The Australian Alumni Excellence Awards are open to all Filipinos who have graduated from a recognised Australian educational institution or Registered Training Organisation (RTO). This includes participants in short-term courses.

Alumni nominated for the Young Achievers Award must not be older than 35 years as at 22 May 2018.

All alumni except past winners may apply or be nominated.

How to apply?

Applications may be done through self-nomination or third-party nomination.

If you are an alumni, we encourage you to apply for an Excellence Award or nominate alumni who you think meet the qualifications and deserve recognition for their outstanding achievements.

We also encourage nominations from Australian educational institutions, employers, industry colleagues and community members.

All applicants must complete and submit an Australian Alumni Excellence Awards Nomination Form online.

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An alumnus may be nominated for all award categories.

To further support the nomination, pre-screened applications are encouraged to submit the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List and contact details of individuals, organisations or institutions who have benefited from contributions made by the alumni.
  • Personal stories (experience of studying in Australia and how this has contributed to achievements)
  • Soft copy of award or certificates of achievement
  • Links to research publications, news articles, multimedia/AV content, project websites

Online nominations for the 2018 Australian Alumni Excellence Awards should be submitted on or before 15 May 2018. All applicants and nominees will be notified of their nomination in writing by 29 May 2018.

Selection Criteria

Alumni of the Year

  • Demonstrated visionary leadership and best practice at a local or international level; and
  • Evidence of outstanding contribution to and recognition by their profession or industry.

Excellence in Innovation Award

  • Demonstrated innovation in their field or industry. This can include: creation of a successful enterprise or project; creative new ideas, designs or products for industry or government; or innovative research findings.
  • Evidence of outstanding contribution to and recognition by their profession or industry.

Young Achievers Award

  • Demonstrated achievements or contributions in their chosen field; and
  • Demonstrates potential to create future impact.

Selection Process

Nominations/applications will be accepted online until close of business on 15 May 2018. Shortlisted nominations will be evaluated based on the criteria given by a selection panel composed of an Embassy representative, notable alumni and a distinguished independent leader in the industry/community. Finalists may be called in for an interview, if deemed necessary.

Should an individual receive several nominations in a category, only the first submission will be reviewed by the selection committee.

Winners will be recognised at a Gala Reception hosted by the Australian Embassy in June 2018.

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