Applications are now open for the 2017 National Australia Indonesia Language Awards!

NAILA is an annual speech competition that rewards and fosters the development of Indonesian language learning in Australia at all levels. We invite primary school students through to executive level speakers to submit a video of themselves speaking in Indonesian. Check out the winning entries from NAILA 2015 and NAILA 2016 on our YouTube channel.

Submissions are assessed by a panel of VIP judges, and participants have the chance to win $16,000 worth of prizes and celebrate their success in a national awards ceremony and networking evening.

This year’s theme is Origins. Applicants should endeavour to use the phrase ‘Asal usul kita / my origin(s)’ at some point in their speech.

Download our 2017 rules, instructions, topics, marking criteria and details on the award categories here. Applications close on 1 August 2017.

In 2017, the Tertiary Award category will act as a preliminary selection round for the 2018 Pidato Antarabangsa Bahasa Melayu (PABM) competition coordinated by the office of the Prime Minister of Malaysia. One tertiary student from each country across the globe is selected to represent their state in the Malaysian-Indonesian speaking competition.

In addition to NAILA’s 9 award categories, in 2017 there is a Senior Executive Award (ages 31 years and over) and a Teachers’ Award for primary and secondary school teachers who submit multiple high-quality videos of their students. Find out more on the NAILA website.

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