The Australia-China Achievement Awards is a new initiative of the Australia-China Council at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The Awards will celebrate successes of Australian organisations and individuals in advancing Australia-China relations. The Awards profile and promote the leadership, entrepreneurship and creativity of Australian organisations and people in building stronger connections between the two nations. The Awards will, over time, become a national platform to showcase the diversity and depth of the bilateral relationship and recognise champions of engagement.
In 2014, the Awards will be presented in three categories: Education, Entrepreneurship and the Arts. The Awards will be presented in the form of a prize of A$5,000 (in each category) and certificates. Australian organisations and individuals (Australian citizens and permanent residents) are eligible for the Awards.