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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.

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 a reception to congratulate and feature awardees on the Australia global alumni website.

The Australian Alumni Excellence Awards will:
  • 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. Nominees or applicants should be Philippine residents whose achievements and/or projects have created significant impact in the country.
Alumni nominated for the Young Achievers Award must not be older than 35 years as at 30 April 2019.

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.

Only one nomination per individual in each award category will be considered.

To support the nomination, we require evidence such as:
  • Soft copy of award or certificates of achievement
  • List and contact details of individuals, organisations or institutions who have benefited from contributions made by the alumni
  • Links to research publications, news articles, multimedia/AV content, project websites
Online nominations for the 2019 Australian Alumni Excellence Awards should be submitted on or before 30 April 2019.

Selection Criteria

Alumni of the Year

  • Demonstrated achievements and/or contributions in their chosen field that shows leadership, initiative and innovation
  • Shows potential to create future impact with his/her vision and commendable aspirations to continuously contribute to development
  • Demonstrates commitment/contribution to promoting linkages between Australia and the Philippines

Excellence in Innovation Award

  • Demonstrated best practice in their organization and/or profession by initiating original ideas, creative solutions or new programs to achieve meaningful, measurable and sustainable outcomes. This can include: creation of a successful enterprise or project, creative new ideas, designs or products for industry or government or publication of innovative research findings.
  • Demonstrated achievements and/or outstanding contributions to their organization, profession, industry or community through these innovative undertakings.
  • Demonstrates commitment/contribution to promoting linkages between Australia and the Philippines

Young Achievers Award

  • Demonstrated achievements and/or contributions in their chosen field that shows leadership, initiative and innovation
  • Shows potential to create future impact with his/her vision and commendable aspirations to continuously contribute to development
  • Demonstrates commitment/contribution to promoting linkages between Australia and the Philippines

Other considerations:

The selection panel may also consider:
  • Degree of difficulty of the achievement and efforts invested;
  • Achievements as an individual or as part of a group or organization; and
  • Magnitude and significance of impacts

Selection Process

Nominations/applications will be accepted online until close of business on 30 April 2019. Shortlisted nominations will undergo personal and professional background checking, as well as referees’ check and 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 2019.

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