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Q1.Can alumni nominate themselves?

Yes, alumni who have referees can nominate themselves. Referees can make the nomination in either Chinese or English.

Q2.How do I nominate an alumnus/alumna?

  • Download and complete the nomination form HERE and submit;
  • Nominations open on 13th July and close on 11th September. Nomination applications will not be accepted after the deadline.
  • The nominator should clearly state for which award the nominee is nominated.

Q3.Who is qualified to nominate him- or herself?

1) Alumni who nominate themselves should provide the following information:

  • Personal information (name/phone number/email address);
  • Details of courses studied and graduation certificate from Australian universities;
  • Brief introduction (no more than 300 words) and reasons why you are nominating yourself for this award category;
  • CV including educational background, working experience and current job achievement;
  • Nominating materials and contact of the nominator.

2) What information is needed when you are making a nomination?

  • Contact details of both the nominator and the nominee (name, phone number and e-mail address);
  • Details of courses the nominee has studied and his/her graduation certificate from Australian universities;
  • Brief introduction about the nominee (no more than 300 words) and reasons for your nomination;

Q4.Who is qualified to nominate others?

Anyone. If nominating someone else, the nominating party must acknowledge consent from the nominee in order for the nomination to be valid. The ACAA will follow up with nominated alumni to confirm their consent.

Q5.Can alumni receive more than one award?

Alumni may nominate (or be nominated) for more than one award, but they cannot receive more than one award per year. Finalists from previous years are welcome to be nominated again in the same category, only winners are prevented from entering the same category twice.

Q6.Can alumni nominate (or be nominated) for more than one award?

Yes, but a nominee can only win one award.

Q7.Am I eligible for an award?

Entry is open to:

  • Of any nationality, provided they graduated from an Australian university program or TAFE/VET program (in Australia or through an Australian off-shore program in any other country or online) who have made a significant contribution to their field and community in China or Australia.
  • Of any age, except for the Young Alumni of the Year Awardwhich is restricted to applicants who are 35 years or under in the year of nomination;
  • Who are originally from Greater China living in China or Australia, or other alumni who have spent 6 of the last 24 months in Greater China prior to the start of 2020 nominations.
  • Who display an on-going high level of achievement in the Award category, irrespective of whether they are working in the discipline in which they graduated.
  • In addition, we welcome nominees for a new Award for Contributions to the Australia-China Relationship.  This will be open to both alumni and non-alumni, of any citizenship.

Q8.What is the judging process?

  • Entries will be screened by the ACAA, and a short-list of candidates will be hand-picked by a group of judges including representatives from the ACAA and the Australian Embassy.
  • The award winners will be selected by a judging panel of alumni and government representatives, at a confidential meeting shortly before the Awards ceremony. Information about the 2020 Judging Panel will be available online shortly. Judges will consider all finalists as potential winners in any category, where applicable.

Q9.Am I eligible if I am a graduate of an Australian University off-shore/twinning program in China?


Q10.When and where is the Alumni Awards Presentation Dinner?

The 2020 Awards ceremony will be a unique hybrid combination of an online event with concurrent offline (face to face) events.

Q11.How can a journalist learn more about the Awards Presentation Dinner?

Please contact ACAA at awards@austchinaalumni.org.