2021 Award Nominations
Nominations for the 2021 Awards are open and will close on 1 September 2021.
We encourage you to nominate Africans, Friends of Africa, organisations and initiatives who contribute to the growth and prosperity of the NSW African community, as well as the state as a whole. Successful nominees will be celebrated at the 2021 Awards ceremony on Saturday 4 December 2021.
To qualify for all award categories except Friend of Africa, individuals must be of African descent and reside in NSW or have activities/business in NSW; and organisations/initiatives must be owned or operated by people of African descent.
To qualify for the Friend of Africa Award, an individual, organisation or initiative must have a presence in NSW and support the African community in NSW or charities in Africa.
Job and Industry-specific Awards:
Academic Excellence: Individuals who have achieved excellence in academic endeavours at high school level and beyond
Arts and Culture: Organisations, groups or individuals who have excelled in the arts and culture industries (such as performing arts, visual arts, literature and festivals) in NSW, Australia or internationally
Community Engagement, Leadership and Organisation: Organisations or individuals who have shown exceptional leadership in community affairs and causes
Entrepreneurship: Individuals who have successfully established or developed businesses that provide products and services to the NSW community
Professional Excellence: Individuals who have distinguished themselves in their service to the general NSW community through their professional skills
Sports Excellence: Organisations or individuals who have excelled or made significant contribution to sports in NSW and/or Australia at large
Friend of Africa: Organisations or individuals who have built and shown strong affinity and friendship to the African Australian community and/or African initiatives within and outside NSW
Humanitarian: Organisations or individuals who have promoted and defended human rights of the local, national or international community through humanitarian activities and initiatives
Pan Africanist: Individuals who encourage and strengthen bonds of solidarity between all people of African descent
Volunteer: Individuals who have volunteered for a cause or causes affecting the African Australian community or the general NSW and Australian communities
Young Talent: Individuals under the age of 25 showing exceptional leadership by inspiring and motivating others
Champion: Individuals who have excelled in more than one of the above categories
Living Legend: Individuals who have shown outstanding leadership and contribution to the African community in NSW and Australia during their lifetimes