How to nominate - UQ Alumni Awards

Nominate an Outstanding UQ Graduate

Each year The University of Queensland celebrates the diverse achievements of alumni with a suite of awards. These awards recognise alumni who have accomplished outstanding success in their field and who have made exemplary contributions to their community.

The recipients will be widely celebrated and promoted, leading up to and after the Courting the Greats awards ceremony which is held annually in October.

Nominations for the 2021 alumni awards are now open. Please follow the link below to submit your nomination.

Nominate now

Information on how to nominate including eligibility criteria can be found in the alumni awards guidelines. Nominations will close at 5pm (AEST) on Friday 14 May 2021.

For enquiries please email

The University of Queensland Alumni Award categories:

  • Vice-Chancellor’s Alumni Excellence Awards
  • UQ Alumnus of the Year (award created and supported by Alumni Friends)
  • International Alumnus of the Year
  • Distinguished Young Alumni Awards (35 years or younger at the nomination deadline)
  • Indigenous Community Impact Award
  • Colleges' UQ Alumni Award
  • Gatton Gold Medal

Nomination requirements:

  • A current professional résumé/biography of the nominee. 
  • A written statement detailing why the nominee deserves to be recognised and how they meet the criteria for the award.
  • A minimum of two written references in support of this nomination. 
  • (Optional) Nominations may also include supporting evidence such as awards, media clippings, electronic media, etc.

Contact us if you have any questions about this year’s awards.

Find out about past UQ alumni award recipients.