The link to the application form can be found at the bottom of this page.
Please ensure that you have understood the NAILA Rules 2019 below before completing the application form.
Rules

UPDATE: Applications for the 2019 Speech Competition are now closed.

Download our 2019 Rules, Instructions, Topics and Marking Criteria as a PDF here.

Read more about all the Award Categories and their corresponding topics here.

Makes sure you read these rules carefully before you enter the competition.

  1. The National Australia Indonesia Language Awards (NAILA) competition is open to Australian citizens and permanent residents (with the exception of the Wild Card category which is also open to Indonesian citizens currently enrolled in postgraduate studies in Australia).
  2. NAILA is open to non-native Indonesian language speakers only (with the exception of the Wild Card and Educators categories).
  3. Contestants do not need to be learning Indonesian formally.
  4. Applicants may only enter one category per round.
  5. Applicants may only win each category once. Applicants can enter the competition each year but may only win a monetary award every second year.
  6. This year’s theme is ‘Environment’. Applicants should endeavour to use the word ‘lingkungan’ at some point in their speech.
  7. There are eight Award Categories. Each has an age or level of study limitation:
    • Primary: open to those students enrolled in grades K-6 in Australia.
    • Middle: open to those students enrolled in grades 7-9 in Australia.
    • Senior: open to those students enrolled in grades 10-12 in Australia.
    • Tertiary: open to those students enrolled in an Australian university, either undergraduate or postgraduate studies.
    • Executive: open to those aged 21 years old and over (inclusive).
    • Educators: open to any teacher or lecturer at any Australian school, university or TAFE.
    • Wildcard: open to any Australian citizen or permanent resident, and any native Indonesian speaker currently enrolled in a postgraduate course of study at an Australian university.
    • People’s Choice (Group): open to a maximum of 4 Australians in a group, any age. All group members must contribute to speaking/performing in Indonesian.
  8. Registration and proof of student status.
    • All Tertiary and native Indonesian speaker contestants must register using their relevant student ID and/or student ID address. This rule does not include any other categories.
    • For each level (excluding the People’s Choice (Group) Award), there will be two rounds, conducted as follows:
    • Preliminary round: Contestants are to send a video recording of their speech for adjudication by an appointed judging panel.
    • Awards Ceremony: The winners of each category (excluding the People’s Choice Award) will be flown to present their speeches (a refined version of their preliminary round speech) to VIP guests and the public at the National Awards Ceremony. A runner-up prize will be awarded in Primary, Middle, Senior, Tertiary, Executive and Educators categories, who will presented with a monetary prize in lieu of being flown to the Awards Ceremony.
    • People’s Choice (Group) Award: 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 after the submission period has ended 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 Facebook ‘like’ tool. Voting will close prior to the winner being announced at the Awards Ceremony.
      • Winners of this category will be presented with a monetary award to be shared amongst their team members at their discretion.
  9. Time limits will be as follows:
    • Primary: 2 – 3 minutes.
    • Middle: 3 – 4 minutes.
    • Senior: 4 – 5 minutes.
    • Tertiary: 5 – 6 minutes.
    • Executive: 5 – 7 minutes.
    • Educators: 4 – 6 minutes.
    • Wild Card: 5 – 6 minutes.
    • People’s Choice: 4 – 6 minutes.
  10. Content exceeding the Award Category time limit will not be taken into account. Participants are responsible for monitoring their own time.
  11. Timing begins when the contestant starts speaking, and ends when the speech is finished. There will be no timer restarts.
  12. The ultimate placing of the competitor will be based on the aggregate of the rankings awarded by the adjudicators for that competitor.
  13. The adjudicators’ decision is final.
  14. Competitors must use their own, original content generated for this
    competition. Reference to other texts or direct quotation is allowed, but any speech must be substantially the work of the speaker.
  15. If plagiarism is suspected, the competitor may be disqualified immediately from the NAILA competition.
  16. Competitors may have reference to notes (either paper-based or digital) during their speech, but should be aware that excessive reference to notes may result in a loss of marks. No use of notes is preferable.
  17. There shall be no conferring with Judges during the contest (except with the express written consent of the NAILA committee).
  18. No photography, video or audio-taping will be allowed during the awards ceremony (excluding official NAILA taping).
  19. Applicants agree to the use of their video submission being included in a short film produced by NAILA, which will be distributed on the internet, at no extra cost to NAILA. NAILA will use this footage responsibly and in accordance with its mandate as a not-for-profit seeking to improve the study of Indonesian in Australia.
  20. Winners of each category agree to complete interviews and separate video recordings to be included in a short film produced by NAILA, which will be distribution on the internet, at no extra cost to NAILA. NAILA will use this footage responsibly and in accordance with its mandate as a not-for-profit seeking to improve the study of Indonesian in Australia.
  21. All noise-emitting electronic devices such as phones, beepers, etc. must be turned off during the awards ceremony.

NAILA, incorporated as AIYA, is a not-for-profit organisation which operates in accordance with AIYA’s Child Protection Policy.

Download our 2019 Rules, Instructions, Topics and Marking Criteria as a PDF here.

Applications for the 2019 Speech Competition are now closed.

How to Apply

UPDATE: Applications for the 2019 Speech Competition are now closed.

Download our 2019 Rules, Instructions, Topics and Marking Criteria as a PDF here.

Read more about all the Award Categories and their corresponding topics here.

  1. Check your eligibility to compete against our Competition Rules on the other tab on this page.
  2. Select a speech topic from the corresponding Award Category and familiarise yourself with the Marking Criteria.
  3. Read the tips on ‘How to Write (and Deliver) a Good Speech’ and view our sample videos at http://www.youtube.com/nailaorgaus.
  4. Use our Speech Template or generate your own speech structure based on our tips.
  5. Research your topic thoroughly and draft your content in accordance with the Rules and Marking Criteria.
  6. Write your speech directly in Indonesian or translate your content from English – then ask a friend, teacher or colleague to read over your work checking for grammatical or word flow issues.
  7. Learn your speech off by heart and practice your timing, pronunciation, hand gestures, body language and intonation. Use props for bonus points!
  8. Video yourself or have a friend assist you to video your speech in a bright setting – read our tips on ‘How to Get the Best Video Footage’.
  9. Fill in the online application form and upload your video for adjudication. A link to the form will be loaded on our website (www.naila.org.au) in the next couple of weeks.
  10. Make sure you allow enough time to upload your entry and deal with any potential technical difficulties. Connect with us if you have any trouble at enquiries@naila.org.au.

NAILA, incorporated as AIYA, is a not-for-profit organisation which operates in accordance with AIYA’s Child Protection Policy.

Download our 2019 Rules, Instructions, Topics and Marking Criteria as a PDF here.

Applications for the 2019 Speech Competition are now closed.

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