Building on from the 2015 and 2016 competitions, NAILA introduced two new Award Categories: the Junior Executive Award and the Teachers Award. In 2017, our team received a record 133 high-quality video entries in Indonesian.
The theme of the 2017 competition was ‘Asal Usul Kita/Saya’ or ‘Our/My Origins’. Participants from across Australia and Indonesia were given the opportunity to present on a broad range of issues related to the theme.
It was fantastic to hear Primary School students in remote Australia present about their ancestral origins, tertiary students speak about the origins of their interests in studying Indonesian, executive-level speakers speak about origins of the bilateral relationship, and native Indonesian speakers express their thoughts on Indonesia’s many languages.