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2018 Alumni Achievement Awards - Top tips for nominators

The selection panel is made up of Curtin staff, past award winners and notable alumni from different backgrounds and industries. By following these top tips, the selection committees will have all the information they need to assess the nominations in the best possible light.

  • T&Cs: Read the Terms and Conditions before you begin drafting the nomination to avoid submitting an invalid nomination.
  • Jargon: Avoid industry and other jargon, including acronyms and abbreviations that the selection panel may not understand.
  • References: Reference letters must be specific to these awards and must be no longer than two (2) pages. Additional pages will not be considered by the selection panels.
  • CVs/Resumes: CVs and biographies must be no longer than four (4) pages. Additional pages will not be considered by the selection panels.
  • Eligibility statement: Statements must be no longer than 1000 words. Additional wording will not be considered by the selection panels. Make the most of the 1000 words available for the Eligibility Statement - a much shorter statement may not provide adequate information for the panel to properly assess the achievements of the nominee. The statement must address the selection criteria for the specific award in question, rather than the nominee's general achievements.
  • Self nominations: Self nominations will not be considered by the selection panel, which means that the eligibility statement must be written by the nominator, not nominee.
  • Multiple nominations: If you are nominating the same candidate for more than one award, you will need to submit separate documentation tailored to the different award categories.