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ABOUT

The Australia Alumni Excellence Awards recognises and celebrates the achievements of Australia-educated Filipino leaders, innovators, and achievers who have made a positive contribution in their field, industry, or community.

ABOUT

The Australia Alumni Excellence Awards recognises and celebrates the achievements of Australia-educated Filipino leaders, innovators, and achievers who have made a positive contribution in their field, industry, or community.

AWARDS CATEGORIES

Australia Alumni Excellence Awards features three award categories:

Alumnus of the Year Award

  • Demonstrated visionary leadership and best practices at a local or international level; and
  • Evidence of outstanding contribution to their profession or industry.

Excellence in Innovation Award

  • Demonstrated innovation in their field or industry, which may include establishing of a successful enterprise or project; crafting creative ideas, designs or products for industry or government; or conducting pioneering research; among others; and
  • Evidence of outstanding contribution to their profession or industry.

Young Achievers Award

  • Demonstrated achievements or contributions of alumni under 35 years (at 15 June 2024) in their respective fields; and
  • Demonstrates potential to create future impact.

AWARDS CATEGORIES

Australia Alumni Excellence Awards features three award categories:

Alumnus of the Year Award

  • Demonstrated visionary leadership and best practices at a local or international level; and
  • Evidence of outstanding contribution to their profession or industry.

Excellence in Innovation Award

  • Demonstrated innovation in their field or industry, which may include establishing of a successful enterprise or project; crafting creative ideas, designs or products for industry or government; or conducting pioneering research; among others; and
  • Evidence of outstanding contribution to their profession or industry.

Young Achievers Award

  • Demonstrated achievements or contributions of alumni under 35 years (at 15 June 2024) in their respective fields; and
  • Demonstrates potential to create future impact.

Eligibilty

The Australia Alumni Excellence Awards are open to all Filipinos who have graduated from a recognised Australian educational institution or Registered Training Organisation. This includes participants in short courses.

All alumni except past winners may apply or be nominated. Nominees or applicants must reside in the Philippines and their achievements and/or projects must have created significant impact in the Philippines.

Eligibilty

The Australia Alumni Excellence Awards are open to all Filipinos who have graduated from a recognised Australian educational institution or Registered Training Organisation. This includes participants in short courses.

All alumni except past winners may apply or be nominated. Nominees or applicants must reside in the Philippines and their achievements and/or projects must have created significant impact in the Philippines.

Nomination and Selection Process

Applications may be done through self-nomination or third-party nomination.

We also encourage nominations from Australian educational institutions, employers, industry, colleagues, and community members.

Nominators, whether individuals or organisations, must complete and submit an Australia Alumni Excellence Awards Nomination Form.

An alumnus may be nominated for all award categories.

To further support the nomination, the following documents and information are encouraged to be submitted online:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List and contact details of individuals, organisations or institutions who have benefited from contributions made by the alumni.
  • Personal stories (experience of studying in Australia and how this has contributed to achievements)
  • Copies of awards or certificates of achievement
  • Links to research publications, news articles, multimedia content, project websites

Selection Process

Nominations/applications will be accepted online until 30 June 2024.  Awardees will be selected by a panel chaired by a senior Australian Embassy official, and comprised of former awardees and distinguished leaders in the industry/community.

Should an individual receive several nominations in a particular category, only the first submission will be reviewed by the selection committee.

Nomination and Selection Process

Applications may be done through self-nomination or third-party nomination.

We also encourage nominations from Australian educational institutions, employers, industry, colleagues, and community members.

Nominators, whether individuals or organisations, must complete and submit an Australia Alumni Excellence Awards Nomination Form.

An alumnus may be nominated for all award categories.

To further support the nomination, the following documents and information are encouraged to be submitted online:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List and contact details of individuals, organisations or institutions who have benefited from contributions made by the alumni.
  • Personal stories (experience of studying in Australia and how this has contributed to achievements)
  • Copies of awards or certificates of achievement
  • Links to research publications, news articles, multimedia content, project websites

Selection Process

Nominations/applications will be accepted online until 30 June 2024.  Awardees will be selected by a panel chaired by a senior Australian Embassy official, and comprised of former awardees and distinguished leaders in the industry/community.

Should an individual receive several nominations in a particular category, only the first submission will be reviewed by the selection committee.

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ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR

Dr Dexter dela Cruz

Dr Dexter dela Cruz (PhD in Marine Biology, Southern Cross University, 2019) was awarded as Alumnus of the Year for leading the development of groundbreaking coral reef restoration techniques used in the Philippines and Australia that have helped improve climate change resilience. His reef experiments and studies in the Philippines assisted in the restoration of degraded reef areas, and have since been used in the Great Barrier Reef. Dr dela Cruz is a recipient of the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research's prestigious John Allwright Fellowship.

ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR

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Dr Dexter dela Cruz

Dr Dexter dela Cruz (PhD in Marine Biology, Southern Cross University, 2019) was awarded as Alumnus of the Year for leading the development of groundbreaking coral reef restoration techniques used in the Philippines and Australia that have helped improve climate change resilience. His reef experiments and studies in the Philippines assisted in the restoration of degraded reef areas, and have since been used in the Great Barrier Reef. Dr dela Cruz is a recipient of the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research's prestigious John Allwright Fellowship.

EXCELLENCE IN INNOVATION

Dr Ma. Asuncion Beltran

Dr Ma. Asuncion Beltran (Masters in Tropical Veterinary Science, James Cook University, 2003) was recognised with an Excellence in Innovation Award for developing innovative agricultural technologies and practices that help boost food security in the Philippines. She introduced technologies to improve the viability of backyard poultry as a source of livelihood among farmers across the Phillipines

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EXCELLENCE IN INNOVATION

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Dr Ma. Asuncion Beltran

Dr Ma. Asuncion Beltran (Masters in Tropical Veterinary Science, James Cook University, 2003) was recognised with an Excellence in Innovation Award for developing innovative agricultural technologies and practices that help boost food security in the Philippines. She introduced technologies to improve the viability of backyard poultry as a source of livelihood among farmers across the Phillipines

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YOUNG ACHIEVER

Abigail Tan

Abigail Tan (Graduate Diploma of Health Promotion, Deakin University, 2020) received the Young Achiever Award for her work at increasing health-seeking behaviours and strengthening health governance at the local level across the Philippines. She led the Optimising Health Literacy and Access to Health Services process in the Philippines in partnership with the Department of Health's Health Promotion Bureau.

YOUNG ACHIEVER

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Abigail Tan

Abigail Tan (Graduate Diploma of Health Promotion, Deakin University, 2020) received the Young Achiever Award for her work at increasing health-seeking behaviours and strengthening health governance at the local level across the Philippines. She led the Optimising Health Literacy and Access to Health Services process in the Philippines in partnership with the Department of Health's Health Promotion Bureau.

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