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 1st July and close on 31st August. 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;
- 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 alumni?
Anyone can Entry is open to alumni of all nationalities, provided they currently reside (i.e. spend at least 50% of their time) in China (including Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan).
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:
- Graduates of an Australian university, having studied in Australia;
- Graduates of an Australian university, having studied on-line;
- Graduates of an Australian university off-shore/twinning program, having studied outside Australia or partially outside Australia.
- Alumni who have demonstrated excellence in the field in which they were nominated.
- Alumni currently based (i.e. spend more than 50% of their time) in China (including Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan), and must have lived and worked predominantly in China (including Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan) for at least the twelve months before 1st July 2019.
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 2019 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?
In Beijing in the mid of November of 2019
Q11.How can a journalist learn more about the Awards Presentation Dinner?
Please contact ACAA at firstname.lastname@example.org.