Friday, June 30, 2017

The National Australia Indonesia Language Awards (NAILA)


The National Australia Indonesia Language Awards (NAILA) is back in 2017!

Submissions open

Download our 2017 Rules, Instructions, Topics and Marking Criteria here.
What is NAILA? 
Our annual speech competition rewards and fosters the development of Indonesian language learning in Australia at all levels.
We invite primary school students through to executive level speakers to submit a video of themselves speaking in Indonesian.
Submissions are assessed by a panel of VIP judges and participants have the chance to win $16,000 worth of prizes and celebrate their success in a national awards ceremony and networking evening.
Award Categories 
NAILA is open to all age groups and comprises the following award categories:
CategoryEligibilityPrize
1Primary School  Award Prep-Grade 6$300
2Junior School AwardYear 7-8$400
3Middle School AwardYear 9-10$600
4Senior School AwardYear 11-12$1,000
5Tertiary AwardCurrently enrolled in an Australian University or TAFE$2,000
6Junior Executive Award*18 – 30 years old$2,500
7Senior Executive Award* 31 years and over$3,000
8Wild Card AwardOriginal performance$3,000
9People’s Choice AwardGroup of 2-4 people$2,000
10Native Speaker AwardPost Graduate Indonesian students currently studying in Australia$2,000
11Teachers’ Award*Primary & secondary school teachers who submit multiple high-quality videos of their students$1,000+
*New categories
How do I apply? 
Download our 2017 Rules, Instructions, Topics and Marking Criteria here.
This year’s theme is ‘Origins’. Applicants are encouraged to speak about their family’s or friends’ origins, the origins of their interest in language learning, or origins of particular Australian or Indonesian folktales and history.
Applicants should endeavour to use the phrase ‘Asal usul kita / saya’ meaning ‘our / my origin(s)’ at some point in their speech.
Submissions are now open. Applications close on 1 August 2017.
Need more information? 
We are currently preparing our 2017 website with further information.
In the meantime keep an eye out on our social media or sign up to the AIYA and NAILA mailing lists to ensure you don’t miss the launch of our new website and other important updates.
If you have any questions feel free to contact us at enquiries@naila.org.au.

Semangat and good luck!
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