Emerging Leadership in Multiculturalism Award
The Emerging Leadership in Multiculturalism Award is one of 10 categories in Victoria’s Multicultural Awards for Excellence.
It recognises newly arrived migrants and refugees who have contributed to harmony and diversity in Victoria through outstanding leadership and a dedication to voluntary community service.
The award recipient may also be eligible to receive up to $3000 towards a project of their choice, as approved by the Victorian Multicultural Commission.
Nominations have now closed.
- Individuals who arrived in Australia as a refugee, humanitarian entrant or newly arrived migrant.
- Must be a permanent resident or citizen of Australia, living in Victoria.
- Self-nominations are not accepted.
- Demonstrates outstanding leadership and dedicated voluntary service to the community
- Supports cultural diversity in Victoria and has helped create a harmonious multicultural state
All nominations received are first reviewed to confirm that they meet eligibility requirements, before proceeding to assessment. As part of the assessment, an assessment panel meets to review and discuss each of the eligible applications. During this process the panel will consider all information submitted as part of the nomination to determine how the nominee meets the selection criteria for the relevant award category. All applications are ranked as part of this process to determine prospective award recipients. Following this, referees may then be contacted to verify nomination statements and clarify information before recipients are confirmed.
The panel consists of 3 Commissioners of the Victorian Multicultural Commission (VMC) and staff from the Office of the VMC.
Nominations have now closed.
Who can submit a nomination?
- Self-nominations are accepted for some awards and not others. Please check the eligibility criteria for each award.
- You cannot nominate a family member.
- You can submit a maximum of two nominations.
Who can be nominated?
- You can nominate the same person or organisation for more than one category, but they can only receive one award.
- Recipients of a 2018 Multicultural Award for Excellence are not eligible for nomination.
- Recipients of a Multicultural Award for Excellence in the past 10 years are not eligible to receive another award in the same category but can be nominated in a different category.
What do I need to make a nomination?
- You will be asked 3 questions to support your nomination.
- All nominations must include contact information for 2 referees. Note: referees are compulsory.
- You may attach up to 5 additional materials to support your nomination, for example news articles, videos or referee statements.
- Why does the nominee deserve to win a Multicultural Award for Excellence?
- What has the nominee done to support multiculturalism in Victoria? Describe one project or activity the nominee has been involved in to support your nomination.
- Which communities are supported by the nominee's project or activity and how has it made a positive difference in their lives?
Reviewed 25 February 2020