2022 Award Nominations

Nominations for the 2022 Awards are open and will close on October 30 to allow vetting and communication. 


We encourage you to nominate Africans, African Australians, Friends of Africa, organisations, charities and initiatives that contribute to the growth and prosperity of the NSW African community. For those African Australians that have been outstanding in the fields listed below, please honour them with a nomination. Successful nominees will be celebrated at the 2022 Awards ceremony on Saturday 3 December 2022 in Sydney.

Nominee eligibility: 

  • 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. Organisations, initiatives, charities must be owned or operated by people of African descent or they should be championing a cause related/linked with the African community. 

  • 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 - Dance, Drama, Music, Comedy and Theatre), (visual arts - Painting, Drawing, Print making, Sculpture, Ceramics, Photography, Video, Filmmaking, Design, Crafts and Architecture), (literature - Book authorship) 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 (Eg, Championed women or men groups, sports and games groups, get-together groups,

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


General Awards:

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 inspiration and motivation of others in the community


Major Awards:

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

Nomination Form