UNSW Alumni Awards 

The UNSW Alumni Awards program is an exciting opportunity for the UNSW community to discover and celebrate the trailblazers and transformers within our alumni community.

Nominations are now open! Make your nomination today.

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Nominations close 15 February 2020 at 5.00pm

Award Categories and Criteria for 2020

For the 2020 Awards, we have six new exciting categories to choose from:

Young Alumni Award
Recognising outstanding achievements of our alumni aged 35 or younger who have achieved significant success or impact in a short career span

Art and Culture
Recognising the achievements of alumni who have made positive contributions to society, and the arts through creative and cultural disciplines

Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Recognising visionary alumni who are forward-thinking leaders in their industry, profession, or area of expertise

Social Impact and Service
Recognising alumni who are making a tangible difference to people’s lives or the environment, through service to community or country

Professional Achievement 
Recognising outstanding achievements and impacts of alumni in their chosen field or profession, spanning industry, government, sport, and more

Research Achievement 
Recognising the work of alumni whose research has produced innovative new solutions and significantly advanced knowledge and practice in their field


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UNSW Alumni Awards were first introduced in 1972. To date, there have been 210 Alumni Awards awarded.

Learn more about our past winners or see images from the 2019 UNSW Alumni Awards ceremony here.

For any further information please contact the UNSW Alumni and Engagement Office. 

Ph: +61 2 8936 4716

(2019 UNSW Alumni Award recipients: back, from left, Associate Professor Eric Chow, Prue Watt OAM, Associate Professor Kelvin Kong, Brody Smith, Khaled Sabsabi and Ke Sun, and front, from left, Dr Edith Chow, Professor Fariba Dehghani,  Jacinta McCann and  Dr Lucy Turnbull AO (2018 winner).)