AUSTRALIA-CHINA ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Julie Bishop MP, announced the establishment of the “Australia-China Achievement Awards” - a new initiative by the Australia-China Council. The announcement coincides with the visit to Australia of China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi for the Australia-China Foreign and Strategic Dialogue.
The Australia-China Achievement Awards will celebrate the leadership, entrepreneurship and creativity of Australian organisations and people in advancing Australia-China relations. The Awards will showcase the depth and diversity of Australia-China connections and recognise champions of engagement.
In 2014, the Awards will be presented in three categories: Education, Entrepreneurship and the Arts. The Awards will be presented in the form of a prize of A$5,000 (in each category) and certificates. Australian organisations and individuals (Australian citizens and permanent residents) are eligible for the Awards.
Awardees will be selected through a competitive nomination process. The nominations will open on 8 September and close on 6 October, 2014. The inaugural winners are expected to be announced in November-December 2014.
Further information about the Awards and the nomination process is available at www.dfat.gov.au/acc/awards
Minister's Media Release: Australia-China Achievement Awards
Nominations: Guidelines and Online Form