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2024 Award Nominations

The 2024 nominations are now 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 2024 Annual Awards Dinner on Saturday 7th December 2024 in Sydney. For this year, outstanding African Australians in other states and territories will be acknowledged and presented with awards at this event. Get your Dinner Ticket HERE

Nominee eligibility: 

  • To qualify for all award categories except Friend of Africa, individuals must be of African descent and reside in Australia or have activities/business in NSW / Australia. Organisations, initiatives, charities or businesses 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 / Australia and support the African community in NSW / Australia or charities in Africa. 

Job and Industry-specific Awards:

1. Academic Excellence Award: 

Individuals who have achieved excellence in academics at high school level and beyond. Nominate on FORM below this page

2. Performing Arts Award:

Organisations, groups or individuals who have excelled in the arts and culture industries; such as performing arts - Dance, Drama, Music, Comedy and Theatre). Nominate on FORM below this page

3. Visual Arts Award: Individuals that have excelled in visual arts like Photography, Video, Filmmaking, Design, Crafts, Architecture   - Painting, Drawing, Print making, Sculpture, Ceramics, etc ). Click HERE to Nominate

4. Book Authorship Award:

Individuals that have excelled in book authorship in Australia or internationally. Click HERE to Nominate

5. Community Engagement Award:

Organisations or individuals who have shown exceptional engagement in community affairs and causes (Eg, Championed women or men empowerment, promoted sports and games, organised community events or functions, Religious leaders etc). Click HERE to Nominate

6. Community Leadership Award:

Individuals that have excelled in community leadership. For example, president, chairman or general secretary of a community association or establishmentClick HERE to Nominate

7. Entrepreneurship Award: 

Individuals who have successfully established or developed businesses that provide products and services to the African Australian community and the wider Australian community. Click HERE to Nominate

8. Professional Excellence: 

Individuals who have distinguished themselves in their specific careers. For example Lawyers, Doctors, Engineers, IT, Mining, Petroleum, training delivery, administration, policy, consultation, accountants, etc. Click HERE to Nominate

9. Sports Excellence:

Individuals who have excelled or made significant contribution to sports in NSW and/or Australia at large. Click HERE to Nominate

10. Sports Excellence:

Individuals who have excelled or made significant contribution to sports in NSW and/or Australia at large. Click HERE to Nominate

General Awards:

A. Friend of Africa Award: 

Organisations or individuals that have built and shown strong affinity and friendship to the African Australian community and/or African initiatives within and outside NSW / Australia. Click HERE to Nominate

B. Humanitarian Award: 

Organisations, charities or individuals that have promoted and defended human rights of the local, national or international community through humanitarian activities and initiatives. Click HERE to Nominate

C. Pan Africanist Award: 

Individuals who promote, encourage and strengthen bonds of solidarity between all people of African descent. Click HERE to Nominate

D. Volunteer Award: 

Individuals who have volunteered for a cause or causes affecting the African Australian community. Click HERE to Nominate

E. Young Talent Award: 

Individuals under the age of 25 showing exceptional talent in various fields. Click HERE to Nominate

F. Inspirational / Influencer Award: 

Individuals that have positively inspired others through their works on social media and other platforms. Click HERE to Nominate

Major Awards:

1. Champion Award: Individuals who have excelled in more than one of the above categories. Click HERE to Nominate

2. Living Legend: Individuals who have shown outstanding and exemplary personality, leadership, organisational skills, inspiration, mentorship, motivation and contribution to the African community in NSW and Australia during their lifetime. Click HERE to Nominate

Nomination Form
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