TOEFL® - Australia China Alumni of the Year Award
Australia China Alumni of the Year Award recognises all-round excellence in work, life and community service. This peak Award celebrates an alumna/alumnus who has consistently demonstrated excellence in their professional career and /or through charitable activities. The winner of this award will have established themselves as a leader in their chosen professional and/or philanthropic field, and nominees will also have made significant contributions to society in Australia and China. Nominees in this category will share the values of integrity, innovation, passion and the importance of education. They will also demonstrate how their Australian education has helped them to excel in their field.
Raw Talent - Young Australia China Alumni of the Year Award
Young Australia China Alumni of the Year Award acknowledges the young alumnus/alumna's excellent achievements in their profession and life so far, as well as recognising their outstanding talent, achievements, and/or the contribution made by alumnus/alumna in their chosen field. Finalists will demonstrate integrity, initiative and innovation and clearly be on a fast trajectory to leadership in their field. This award is open to alumni who are 35 years or under in the year of nomination, and open to alumni in all fields of employment, community service and voluntary work.
CPA Australia - Australia China Alumni Award for Banking and FinanceThis Award recognises alumni who have excelled in the areas of accounting, finance, investment, financial planning, banking and taxation. The nominees will all be senior in their field and will demonstrate an outstanding record of achievement over the course of their career. Nominees should be able to demonstrate how their Australian university education has contributed to their career success.
Austrade - Australia China Alumni Award for Entrepreneurship
This Award recognises an alumnus/alumna who has demonstrated excellence in the field of entrepreneurship. The alumnus/alumna may be the owner, partner or investor of an innovative company, or may have implemented successful entrepreneurial programs in a large company. The judging panel assesses the creativity, resourcefulness and sustainability of the awardee's entrepreneurial activity in China. Although it is not necessary that the awardee has an Australia-China business focus, it is expected that nominees will generally have an international and inter-cultural approach to their entrepreneurial activity and will be able to demonstrate how their Australian university education has contributed to their entrepreneurial success in China.
Australia China Alumni Award for Research and Innovation
This Award recognises alumni who have contributed significantly to research and innovation in their chosen field. Entry is open to alumni from all fields of study and work (for example, the sciences, technology, medicine, academic research etc). Nominees will be assessed on the degree to which they have advanced current knowledge, through significant research work in either a university or a corporate environment.
Australia China Alumni Award for ICT and New Media
Australia China Alumni Award for ICT and New Media aims to recognize the achievements of alumni in the emerging ICT and New Media sector. The ICT and New Media industry shares wide associations to digital, computerized, or networked information and communication technologies. Nominees in this category shall have demonstrated evidence of achievements in advancing knowledge and practices in the sector or must have shown creative use of ICT and New Media technologies to further their work in the chosen field. Nominees can come from a range of background which can include areas relating to software design, interactive marketing practices, online games development and performance art among others.
Australian Ambassador’s Australia China Alumni Award for Women in Leadership
This Award was introduced in 2011 to recognise the achievements of leading female alumni in China who are inspiring other women with their accomplishments, dedication and commitment to the Australia-China relationship. It was launched to encourage the nomination of a broad range of exceptional and successful women from all sectors and includes researchers and scientists, bankers and financial gurus, start-up entrepreneurs and tech experts, corporate professionals and government staff to name but a few. The nominees will have made significant strides and accomplishments in their work life, either in the public or private sector.
KINGOLD Group - Australia China Alumni Award for Corporate Achievement
This Award recognises alumni who have made significant accomplishments within a corporate environment. The award will seek to recognise both established and emerging leaders, and is open to both senior corporate leaders and younger alumni that have demonstrated exceptional talent early in their careers. The achievements demonstrated can be achieved over the course of the individual’s career or be a single outstanding accomplishment that has advanced or contributed significantly to the performance of the nominee’s organization. Nominees may come from any industry or corporate job function, but will share demonstrated leadership ability, a flair for their chosen field, a commitment to mentoring junior talent, and a passion for corporate social responsibility.
Nominees will be judged not only on their performance in their key job function, but on their broader role in developing internal company culture, their contributions to the development of their industry overall and their commitment to corporate social responsibility.