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  • 2015 Oustanding Australian Alumni Awards – Call for Nominations

    2015-AAA-poster-Finalsmall2The Philippine Australian Alumni Association, Inc. (PA3i), under the auspices of the Australian Embassy in the Philippines, has launched the 2015 Edition of the Outstanding Australian Alumni Awards.

    The 2015 Outstanding Australia Alumni Awards is a quest for and recognition of the professional excellence of Filipinos who have obtained formal or non-formal education or training in any Australian educational institution, who are currently based and working in the Philippines and who have demonstrated significant contributions in their fields of endeavor. Three main criteria/merits that will be applied for the judging and selection are accomplishments in the field of endeavor, demonstration of innovation and initiative, and ability to inspire others.

    If you know of someone who deserves such recognition, we encourage you to submit a nomination. The nomination period has been extended up to 20 April 2015. For further details, see the Nomination Guidelines and Mechanics below, or download the Nomination Pack in PDF format.


    Who May Nominate

    Any Australian Alumnus or groups/associations of Australian Alumni may nominate one candidate for any of the following categories:

    Public/Government Service – National level;
    Public/Government Service – Regional level;
    Industry/academe/Private sector; and
    Military/Defense sector.

    Self-nominations are not accepted.

    Who May be Nominated

    Filipinos at least 18 years of age, who completed formal or non-formal education and/or training in any Australian educational institution and are based and working in the Philippines, can be nominated.

    An Alumnus can only be nominated for one category.

    Nominees may request to be removed from the nomination process at any stage.

    How to Nominate

    Nominators must complete and submit the following:

    1) Nomination Form  with justification or explanation addressing each of the three main selection criteria, and details of three referees.

    2) Current Curriculum Vitae of the Nominee (no prescribed format).

    3) Personal Data Sheet (PDS) accomplished and signed by the nominee should accompany the submission. The PDS contains declarations on the absence of any past convictions or pending criminal and/or civil case, and consent for the use of his/her name and relevant information in relation to the Awards, in publications and promotions; hence must be duly notarized.

    4) Other supporting documents deemed relevant to the evaluation of the nominees. Nominees who are not yet members of PA3i may download and fill out the PA3i Membership Form and include it in the nomination documents.

    Duly accomplished forms and supporting documents may be submitted to the AAA Committee through email at pa3i.awards@gmail.com. Nominations may also be submitted in person or by courier services to:

    Ms Kina V. Santillan
    Alumni Affairs Manager
    Philippine Australian Alumni Association, Inc.
    c/o PAHRODF, 3F JMT Building, ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center
    Pasig City 1605 Philippines
    Tel. no. +632 638 9686

    Nominator and/or nominees will be contacted if additional information is required.

    An Alumnus cannot win more than one category in any calendar year and cannot win the same category more than once.

    Nominations are valid only for the 2015 edition of AAAwards.

    Deadline for Nominations

    All complete nominations shall be accepted only until 5:00 pm of 20 April 2015. Nominations that have been earlier submitted may still be modified and attachments may still be added by sending to pa3i.awards@gmail.com.

    Preliminary Screening 

    The Australia Alumni Awards Committee (AAA Committee) shall meet to evaluate/validate the submitted documents and draw up a shortlist of candidates by 22 April 2015.


    The Awards Committee shall notify both the nominator and the nominee of the result of the preliminary evaluation of the Nominees to the Awards.

    Nominees who were not included in the final List of the Candidates may provide his/her response and submit additional documentary supports for reconsideration only within 3 days from the receipt of the notice.

    Posting of Official Candidates 

    The AAA Committee shall post on the PA3i website and other official PA3i social media outlets the profile capsules of all selected candidates, at the earliest five days after the notice on the results of the screening of the nominees have been issued, provided that no appeal for reconsideration was received from either nominator or nominees.



    Accomplishment in field of endeavor (30%) – Advancement of profession / career / area of interests and engagements  (education, specialization, added career, volunteer service organizations); Receipt of awards and recognitions;

    Innovation and initiative (30%) -Demonstrated advocacy to promote well being in his/her sector;Contribution of innovative models / approaches to his/her own sector;

    Ability to inspire others (40%) -Demonstrated ability to inspire and influence groups and individuals in his/her own sector through leadership and initiatives on (any) of the following: social responsibility and ethical conduct; socio-cultural values, and stewardship; institutional change and innovation; networks and advocacy; and further development engagements, among others.

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