NEW DEADLINE: Submissions for NAILA 2020 have been extended until 14 September 2020!

For full information about the NAILA 2020 Speech Competition, download the Information Pack.

Make 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.
  2. NAILA is open to second language speakers only.
  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 ‘Health’. Applicants should endeavour to use the word ‘kesehatan’ or ‘sehat’ at some point in their speech.
  7. There are five 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.
    • Wild Card: open to a group of 2-4 Australians in a group, any age, where each group member contributes to speaking/performing in Indonesian; OR executive-level speakers aged 21 years old and over; OR any teacher or lecturer of Indonesian at an Australian school, university or TAFE.
  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.
  9. For each level, 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 will present a refined version of their preliminary round speech to VIP guests and members of the NAILA community at the online National Awards Ceremony.
  10. Time limits will be as follows:
    • Primary: 2 – 3 minutes.
    • Middle: 3 – 4 minutes.
    • Senior: 4 – 5 minutes.
    • Tertiary: 5 – 6 minutes.
    • Wild Card: 4 – 6 minutes.
  11. Content exceeding the Award Category time limit will not be considered. Participants are responsible for monitoring their own time.
  12. Timing begins when the contestant starts speaking and ends when the speech is finished. There will be no timer restarts.
  13. The ultimate placing of the competitor will be based on the aggregate of the rankings awarded by the adjudicators for that competitor.
  14. The adjudicators’ decision is final.
  15. 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.
  16. If plagiarism is suspected, the competitor may be disqualified immediately from the NAILA competition.
  17. 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.
  18. There shall be no conferring with Judges during the contest (except with the express written consent of the NAILA committee).
  19. No photography, video or audio-taping will be allowed during the awards ceremony (excluding official NAILA taping).
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.

Click here to apply for the NAILA 2020 Speech Competition!

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