ZAA Australia Edition Gala 2023
Saturday the 11th of November 2023, Hilton Hotel, Sydney
Nomination and Voting Information
This year we have 20 categories in which any Zimbabwean living in the Australasia region can be nominated or self-nominate via our website.
Nominations: Open now till Midnight Friday 18th August 2023
Voting: Monday 28th August to Midnight Sunday 22nd October 2023
Event Date: Saturday the 11th of November 2023 18:00hrs till 00:00Hrs
Ticketing: Available now on Eventbrite
- YOUNG ACHIEVER’S AWARD
An award for those younger than 25 years and have been a beacon for leadership, community and cultural engagement. The recipient will have participated in activities that demonstrate excellence, cultural richness and diversity of being Zimbabwean. ZAA Australia wishes to acknowledge, encourage and most importantly promote positive achievements of all young people.
- SPORTS, CULTURE AND FASHION PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
The recipient of this award shows a traceable and proven track record of excellence in sport, fitness and physical wellbeing AND / OR of promoting and upholding an authentically Zimbabwean trait and culture with pride and dignity in the diaspora in a manner that shines a positive light on Zimbabwean culture, fashion, music, lifestyle and general way of life.
- MEDIA PERSONALITY / MEDIA OUTLET OF THE YEAR
Awarded to an individual or media group that has demonstrated excellence in media and journalism, quality and uniqueness in the manner they provide services, news, entertainment and analysis on important issues of the day happenings locally and internationally throughout the year. They will have a huge presence and impact on their audiences/listeners on multiple channels, Radio, TV, Blogs and Social Media platforms.
- SOCIAL INFLUENCER AND PEOPLE’S CHOICE
Awarded to an individual or group that has shown enthusiasm and charisma engaging the wider community through several forums, platforms or activities. It is the people’s choice and no justification of the form or medium of engagement is required apart from demonstration of popular engagement, affection and appreciation from the community.
- ARTIST OF THE YEAR (MUSIC / DRAMA)
Awarded to an individual or group that has demonstrated great artistic talent, quality and uniqueness of music, and or performances throughout the year. They will have a huge presence and impact on their audiences/listeners on multiple channels.
- COMMUNITY CHAMPION OF THE YEAR
Awarded to a recipient who has shown extraordinary commitment and has taken it upon him OR herself to work tirelessly and lead in the improvement of the Zimbabwean Community in Australia. ZAA Australia honours their selfless effort to engage, involve and consult the community, to go to the grassroots of communities, made strides to understand their priorities and campaigned on issues that matter to them.
- COMMUNITY ORGANISATION OF THE YEAR
With this award, ZAA Australia honours an organization that has worked and campaigned tirelessly to deliver sustained positive impact and outcomes to the Zimbabwean Community in Australia and beyond.
- COVID CHAMPION
ZAA Australia has introduced this entirely new and special award to honour an individual or group that has shown a deep and selfless passion for helping others during the COVID-19 crisis. They have shown bravery in a time of trouble and made a real impact supporting the community during the pandemic.
- START-UP / INNOVATOR / ENTREPRENUER OF THE YEAR
This is awarded to a high-potential entrepreneur or a businessperson who has demonstrated resilience and excellence in business and investment with a proven track record of genuine ability and passion in operating a successful business enterprise. ZAA Australia is honouring entrepreneurs whose boldness drives them to do things differently and change the world in the most unexpected ways.
- BUSINESS ORGANISATION OF THE YEAR
A business that can demonstrate a long-standing commitment of a responsible business and leadership in the marketplace, workplace, environment and the community. The Business must be financially sound and active in their community.
- AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATHS (STEM)
This is awarded to people who are employed and not in their capacity as entrepreneurs and have excelled in the fields related to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. This award recognizes eminent public, private and educational sector professionals who have demonstrated passion, leadership and commitment to these fields / sectors.
- AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN MEDICAL AND ALLIED HEALTH
This is awarded to people who are employed and not in their capacity as entrepreneurs and have excelled in the fields related to Medical and Allied Health. This award recognizes eminent public, private and educational sector professionals who have demonstrated passion, leadership and commitment to these fields / sectors.
- AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN LAW, FINANCE AND GOVERNANCE
This is awarded to people who are employed and not in their capacity as entrepreneurs and have excelled in the fields related to Law, Finance and Governance. This award recognizes eminent public, private and educational sector professionals who have demonstrated passion, leadership and commitment to these fields / sectors.
- MENTAL AND EVERYDAY WELLBEING ADVOCACY AND SERVICE AWARD
With this award, ZAA Australia honours a recipient for their outstanding contribution, leadership and advocacy in mental health and general wellbeing of the community by their clinical work, as well as by promoting strong family unions, financial stability and better diaspora integration.
- DISABILITY ADVOCACY AND SERVICE AWARD
With this award, ZAA Australia honours a recipient for their outstanding contribution, leadership and effective advocacy to ensure that people with disability have access to full and equal enjoyment of all services and rights, thus affording them a quality life and enabling their participation in the community.
- ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AWARD
Awarded to a distinguished recipient who has demonstrated to the peer reviewers that they meet and uphold the highest standards of academic achievement, quality and integrity in one or more areas, including but not limited to, teaching, philosophy, law, finance, science and research.
- PHILANTHROPIC LEADERSHIP AWARD
The recipient of ZAA Australia’s Philanthropic Leadership Award is a distinguished and visionary giver who is recognized for starting or supporting initiatives that make real change in the community, both locally and internationally.
- FRIEND OF ZIMBABWE AWARD
The distinguished recipient of ZAA Australia’s Friend of Zimbabwe Award is an individual whose heritage is not Zimbabwean but whose work, counsel or conduct is of service and benefit to Zimbabweans in Australia and beyond.
- OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
The ZAA Australia Outstanding Achievement Award represents the highest expression of recognition and is conferred on a distinguished recipient who has achieved unusual excellence in their field or profession or in public / community service at state, national, or international level.
- CHAIRMAN’S AWARD
The Chairman’s Award is the most prestigious award at ZAA Australia. It honors an individual or group that best represents the nobleness of the Zimbabwe Achievers Awards and best embodies our mission and aspirations for the Zimbabwean Diaspora Community; excellence, leadership, commitment, engagement, selflessness and integration.st practice, innovation and excellence.