We are pleased to announce the addition of a People’s Choice Award. For this award, applicants can submit a video in groups of up to 4 people for the chance to win $2,000 per group.It is important to note that each member of the group must contribute substantially to speaking Indonesian and should be an Australian who speaks Indonesian as a second language.

Speeches should be between 4-6 minutes and should broadly touch on this year’s theme ‘Our Future’.

Entrants can also showcase an original performance in Bahasa Indonesia.Participants must use their own words; it will not be acceptable to merely recite someone else’s poem, song or skit.

There is significant freedom in your choice of group performance, and potential presentations may include (but are not limited to):

  • Comedic routines such as a skit or stand up comedy
  • Dramatic performances such as a short original play or a scene from a short film
  • Creative performances such as an original song, or song and dance routine
  • Academic presentations such as debates or group discussions

Creativity is highly encouraged!


016 (2)Unique to the People’s Choice category, a judging panel will select no more than the top 5 video entries for uploading onto NAILA’s online voting platform. The finalists will be announced at the National Awards Ceremony and links to their videos will be disseminated using NAILA’s comprehensive mailing list and social media platforms.

The general public will then have the opportunity to vote for their favourite video using the voting function on our website, as well as Facebook ‘like’. Voting will close roughly 3 months after the announcement of the finalists. Winners of this category will be presented with a monetary award to be shared amongst their team members at their discretion and provided with an online (rather than in person) ceremony and recognition.

For more information on how to apply for this category visit the 2016 NAILA Rules and the People’s Choice (Group) Award category.

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