Nominations Open for NAQ Awards 2018

Nepalese Association of Queensland (NAQ) Excellence Awards are held each year which acknowledge the outstanding academic achievement and community service. These awards are available to any person of Nepalese origin and their family members regardless of their gender, race, religious and political background, residing temporarily or permanently with valid permit in Queensland, Australia.

This year, the excellence awards shall be presented in the following categories:

1. Academic Excellence Award
There are four awards available in this category. The sub-categories of this award are:

  •  High School Level award
This award for this category shall be presented based on the academic achievements in Year 12 high school examination from Queensland in the Period between 1st July 2017 to 30th June 2018.
  • University Level award for bachelor’s degree
This award for this sub-category shall be presented based on the academic achievements in Bachelor Degree study from any Australian universities in the Period between 1st July 2017 to 30th June 2018.
  • University Level award for master’s degree
This award for this sub-category shall be presented based on the academic achievements in Master Degree study from any Australian universities in Period between 1st July 2017 to 30th June 2018.
  • Doctorate degree award
This award shall be presented to all ethnic Nepalese Queenslanders who have completed PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) degree from any Australian universities in the Period between 1st July 2017 to 30th June 2018.

2. Community Service Award

A single award shall be presented in this category. The recommendation for this award shall be based on the evaluation of the nominated person’s service to the community, motivation, attitude, integrity, selfless dedication for the welfare and goodwill of the community, contribution towards the development and propagation of Nepalese culture, heritage and language within the community and beyond.

For community service award category, the person can either self-nominate or any other Nepalese community member residing in Queensland can recommend a suitable person for the award. In case of any community member/s recommending the other person     of the community for the award, the recommending person/s must give in writing why  he or she is deserved to be recognized and awarded by giving a brief history of the contributions and sacrifices that the person has made to the community.

The self-nominating person for the community service award needs to provide his or her resume highlighting the contributions and the services that he or she has rendered to the community.

Each candidates filing nominations for the award has to fill in the prescribed nomination form below. For academic excellence awards the prescribed form needs to be accompanied by other supporting documents/credentials such as Queensland High school result e.g. as OP score, GPA, other certificate/s and testimonials which will assist the selection committee in making unbiased and impartial judgement on their achievements.

How to Nominate
Nomination form can be downloaded from http://naq.org.au/downloads/ or clicking here. Please submit your nomination by COB Friday 25 August, 2018 by emailing to admin@naq.org.auThe final decision rights on the awards shall be reserved with NAQ executive committee 2017-18.




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