The Gold Coast Student Excellence Awards recognise our outstanding students and the positive contributions they have made within our community. These awards are presented by the Mayor of the City of Gold Coast and Study Gold Coast.
This year's event is themed on a Venetian Masquerade - We are talking decorative & mysterious half-face or eye masks, elaborate & formal outfits and roving entertainment. Dance all night to the music of the Award-Winning Gold Coast Favourites - The Hanlon Brothers live with the 42Band. Indulge in a Sunset Welcome Reception with Canapes & 2 Course Sit Down Gala Dinner along with a Cash Bar. Please remember to buy your tickets here: https://2023GCSEA.eventbrite.com.au
Award winners in each category will receive $1,000, along with a personalised trophy and a certificate of appreciation. Award winners will automatically become part of the Gold Coast Alumni Network.
Award categories include: Excellence in enhancing our communities- Recognises a Gold Coast student who has consistently demonstrated through their work experience, volunteering and/or community engagement a passion to enhance the broader Gold Coast community. Excellence in protecting our environment - Recognises a Gold Coast student who has consistently engaged in initiatives or programs that actively support or promote the awareness of sustainable practices and protecting our beautiful environment. Excellence in championing diversity- Recognises a Gold Coast student who has advocated and championed the values of embracing diversity in various forms within our community. Excellence in peer-to-peer support - Recognises a Gold Coast student who has consistently given their time in areas of mental health & well-being, academic support or similar towards their fellow students. Excellence in fostering creative arts - Recognises a Gold Coast student who has mastered a particular art form and made a significant contribution to our vibrant arts community on the Gold Coast.
Excellence in promoting sport & wellness - Recognises a current Gold Coast student who has contributed their time, skills, and knowledge significantly to sport and wellness in the community.
Nominee Eligibility Criteria:
Nominee must have been an international or a domestic student between January 2023 – December 2023 OR Nominee must have graduated between January 2023 and the nomination submission date.
Nominee must have been a student at a registered education provider on the Gold Coast.
Nominee must be a person of good repute and character (application will ask for personal or professional references)
Nominee must be living on the Gold Coast.
Awards Assessment Process:
Nominations are assessed by a panel comprising of one Study Gold Coast staff member, one industry representative and an alumni Mayor’s Student Ambassador.
Your nomination will be assessed based on your online submission and responses to the below questions.
Opening Statement – This is an opportunity to introduce the candidate and clearly establish the relevancy and alignment of their candidature to the nominated category.
Demonstrated Experience or Contribution – This is an opportunity to clearly demonstrate the work or impact you have made by drawing on your experiences that are relevant to the nominated category.
Evidence – This is an opportunity to support your nomination by providing relevant evidence in form of a certificate, photograph, video, news article, academic paper, or reference letters.
Reference – This is an opportunity to further validate and support your nomination by providing a highly relevant reference of someone who can vouch for your candidacy and is highly familiar with you as a nominee.
Key Dates for submitting Award Nominations: Nominations Open - 27 September Wednesday, 09:00AM
Nominations Close - 10 November Friday, 09:00AM
Key Dates for Ticket Sales to attend the Event: Ticket Sales Open - 27 September Wednesday, 09:00AM Ticket Sales Close - 10 November Friday, 11:30PM