Alumni Awards 2021 – nominations now open

September 11, 2020
Nominations for the 2021 University of Sydney Alumni Awards are now open.

Have you heard of an incredible student or been blown away by a member of alumni and think their achievements deserve to be recognised?

There are 12 awards available across a variety of categories including research, innovation, sporting achievement, service to humanity and International achievement to name a few. 

About the Alumni Awards

The annual Alumni Awards honour the exceptional achievements of University of Sydney graduates, from those who are established in their careers to those who are just getting started.

The winners are awarded at a special ceremony in the Great Hall, pending COVID-19 regulations, hosted by the Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor.

Selection criteria

There are six Alumni Achievement Awards and six Graduate Medals, each with their own specific categories and criteria.

Nominees are judged based on their commitment to excellence, integrity, creativity, determination, leadership, resilience, compassion and achievement ‘relative to opportunity’.

Past recipients

Past winners include scientists, teachers, artists and entrepreneurs. Read their stories to find out how they are continuing to make a difference in the world.

How to nominate

Submitting a nomination is easy! Simply register online and complete the nomination form. Please refer to the Guidelines and FAQs for more information.

If you have any questions, please email

Nominations close on 6 November 2020.

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