Young Achiever Awards 2020

Organised by Sri Lanka Association of NSW Inc

The Sri Lanka Association of NSW Inc., annually presents the Young Achiever Awards to young Australians of Sri Lankan descent or heritage. The objective is to recognise, encourage and reward our youth in their respective fields with an aim to make them role models for others.

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The specific aims of the awards

Acknowledge and highlight the academic achievements at the HSC examination

Recognise youth achievement in their chosen field of endeavour

Develop a sense of pride in being an Sri Lankan Australian

Encourage leadership in young individuals

Build self-confidence through recognition of excellence

Provide role models and mentors for youth by highlighting their achievements and their pursuit of excellence

Stimulate and promote creativity and innovation among young Sri Lankan Australians

Award Catergories

Education – 12 Awards (Highest marks obtained for HSC in 2019)*

Visual Arts – 02 Awards (Winner & Runner-up)

Science &Technology – 02 Awards (Winner & Runner-up)

Music – 02 Awards (Winner & Runner-up)

Sport – 02 Awards (Winner & Runner-up)

Literature – 02 awards (Winner & Runner-up)

Performing Arts – 02 Awards (Winner & Runner-up)

Community Service – 02 Awards (Winner & Runner-up)

*However, those who have obtained high ATAR will also be recognised.

Criteria for Nominations

The award recipient should be of Sri Lankan origin/heritage.

Between the ages of 16 to 25years (A copy of their birth certificate or Driver’s License is required).

A citizen or a permanent resident of Australia (Attach a copy of the relevant document to verify claim).

Attending or attended high school in NSW (Attach a copy of relevant document to verify claim).

If a nominee has received an award in a specific category in the past 2 years, they are not eligible to receive another award in the same category.

Have showcased exceptional talent in the chosen field and represented/gained recognition/won awards at club level/ from a nationally recognised higher education institute of the category/ State level/National or International level (a proof of this through an award/awards or a certificate/certificates received is required).

Education–ATAR of 96 or higher. Only the 12 highest ATARs will be awarded. However, those who have obtained high ATAR too will be recognised. In the event the 12th ATAR mark represents several, then all students with that ATAR will be selected.

Visual Art – represented/participated and won awards, gained recognition as an individual or as a member of a team in a state/national/international competition/s. (drawing, painting, print making, designing, sculpture and any other field that falls within the category of fine art/visual art) or being recognised/obtained excellent results from a higher education institute in the field (e.g.; University, National School of Art, or similar nationally recognised institute).

Science & Technology – represented/participated and won awards, gained recognition as an individual or as a member of a team in a state/national/international competition/s.

Music – represented/participated and won awards, gained recognition as an individual or as a member of a team in a state/national/international competition/s. (Vocal/ instrumental any music craft) or being recognised/obtained excellent results from a higher education institute in the field (e.g.; AMEB or similar).

Sport – represented/participated and won awards, gained recognition as an individual or as a member of a team in a state/national/international competition/s. or being recognised or obtained excellent results from a higher education institute in the field.

Literature – represented/participated and won awards, gained recognition as an individual or as a member of a team in a state/national/international competition/s or being recognised/obtained excellent results from a higher education institute in the field. (e.g.; Australian Council of Arts or similar).

Performing Arts – represented/participated and won awards, gained recognition as an individual or as a member of a team in a state/national/international competition(Drama, Theatre or any dance styles) or being recognised/obtained excellent results from a higher education institute in the field (e.g.; Royal Academy of Dance or similar).

Community Service– recognises the outstanding achievements of a volunteer either as an individual or as a member of a team, who has enhanced multiculturalism in the -Sri Lankan Australian community, for example,

-Involved with culturally and linguistically diverse communities in volunteer roles (evidence of such activity during the past 2 years) and

-Actively participates in existing Sri Lankan community projects with services designed to enhance relationship with culturally, linguistically and religiously diverse communities promoting Australia’s multiculturalism.

Selection Process 

Anyone can nominate a young achiever for any category who meets the above criteria.

A single student can be nominated for more than one category.

The nominations should be submitted by filling the forms available from the SLANSW website: www.slansw.org.au or the attachment

A panel of judges to be appointed. (Panel would consist of persons invited from councils and higher education institutes and does not necessarily have to be of SL background.)

The panel of judges reserves the right to disqualify nominations if they do not meet the selection criteria.

The judges will collectively decide on award recipients on a merit basis only.

An award will not be presented if, in the opinion of the panel of judges, there is no suitable candidate.

The candidates will be interviewed by phone or in person by the panel of judges. All travel expenses to and from of the interviews will be at the candidate’s expense.

The SLANSW committee members will not be appointed to the panel.

The judge’s decision is final and would not be discussed further by the committee or any of the organisers.

All nominators will be notified of the outcome of the nomination before the event.

Don’t Forget to Nominate!

Nominations are due 5th February 2020 at 5 PM

For any enquiries contact publicofficer@slansw.org.au

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