Deaf Achievers Awards 2021

The annual Deaf Achievers Awards, organised by the Singapore Association for the Deaf, seek to recognise the outstanding achievements of individuals from the Deaf and hard-of-hearing community.

Nominations are now open till 18 July 2021.
 
Award Categories
Outstanding Deaf Students
Teacher of the Year
Outstanding Deaf Sportsman/Sportswoman
Special Talent
 
Prizes
Winners will receive a cash voucher, a plaque and a certificate.

  • Outstanding Deaf Student (Primary Education) – $300
  • Outstanding Deaf Student (Secondary Education) – $400
  • Outstanding Deaf Student (Vocational Institute/ Training Centres) – $400
  • Outstanding Deaf Student (Tertiary Education) – $500
  • Special Talent – $500
  • Outstanding Deaf Sportsman – $500
  • Outstanding Deaf Sportswoman – $500
  • Teacher of the Year – $500

Selection Procedures
The nominations will be reviewed by an independent Award Vetting Panel comprising representative(s) from SADeaf, member(s) of the  Deaf and hard-of-hearing community, reputable organisations in Singapore and ex-awardees. The recommendations of the Award Vetting Panel will be submitted to the Executive Council of SADeaf for approval. Once officially approved, it will be deemed final.

Shortlisted nominees may be required to attend an interview.
 

1. Outstanding Deaf Student

 The Outstanding Deaf Student Awards recognise the achievements of deaf and hard-of-hearing students at different education levels.

Categories
Primary Education
Secondary Education
Vocational Education
Post-Secondary and Tertiary Education (Junior Colleges, Institute of Technical Education, Polytechnics and Universities)

Eligibility
The nominee must be a registered client of SADeaf.
The nominee must be a full-time student in a Primary School, Secondary School, Vocational Institute/Training Centre or Tertiary Institution in Singapore or overseas.
The nominee need not be the top student in the school. An average student who has shown significant improvement will be considered.
Nominations must be supported by proof of academic performance of the previous year: January to December 2020 for primary and secondary school students; most recent or previous academic term for students from other educational institutions.
Evidence of active participation in co-curricular activities, community service, and leadership qualities will earn extra credit.

Only one “Outstanding Deaf Student Award” will be conferred in each category every year.

Link for nomination of Outstanding Deaf Student Awards: https://tinyurl.com/Deaf-Student-Award-2021
 

2. Teacher of the Year

The award is presented in the form of a plaque together with a certificate to any teacher (including the principal of the school) who had showed exceptional dedication and service in teaching Deaf or hard-of-hearing student(s) during the previous academic year.

Eligibility
The nominee must be a Singaporean or Permanent Resident.
Only one “Teacher of the Year Award” will be conferred each year.
Teachers who have been nominated for or been previously awarded the Teacher of the Year Award can be nominated again.

Link for nomination of Teacher of the Year Award: https://tinyurl.com/Teacher-of-the-Year-2021
 

3. Outstanding Deaf Sportsman/Sportswoman
The Outstanding Deaf Sportsman/Sportswoman Awards recognise the achievements of Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals in the sports arena.
 
Eligibility 
The nominee must be a registered client of SADeaf.
The nominee must have an outstanding track record(s) in sports last year. These can be evidenced by awards obtained, records of activities denoting leadership qualities or good sportsmanship.
Only one “Outstanding Deaf Sportsman Award” and one “Outstanding Deaf Sportswoman Award” will be conferred every year.

Link for nomination of Sporting Awards: https://tinyurl.com/Deaf-sports-2021

4. Special Talent
The Special Talent Award recognises a Deaf or hard-of-hearing individual who has demonstrated exceptional achievements which do not fit in any other award category. The award is presented in the form of a plaque together with a certificate.

Eligibility
The nominee must be a registered client of SADeaf.
The nominee must have attained achievements in areas such as performing  arts (performing, visual, literary, etc), culinary, business, career, or any other areas, but excluding academic and sporting achievements. These should be evidenced by awards obtained, proven record of leadership, etc.
The previous year’s awardee will not be eligible.
Only one “Outstanding Special Talent” award will be given each year.

Link for nomination of Special Talent Award: https://tinyurl.com/Special-Talent-Award-2021

 

For enquiries, please e-mail: ca@sadeaf.org.sg

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