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Call for Nomination: PolyU Design Outstanding Alumni Awards 2024

8 Apr 2024

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The PolyU Design Outstanding Alumni Awards aim to give recognition to outstanding graduates of PolyU Design for their professional achievements, active support to their alma mater, as well as impactful contributions to the wider community.

Nominations for the PolyU Design Outstanding Alumni Awards 2024 are now invited your submission.


Tentative Nomination and Selection Schedule 

  • Nomination Period: from 12 April 2024 to 5 May 2024 (Deadline: 5 May 2024, 11:59pm HKT)
  • Judging: late May 2024 (Tentative)
  • Result Announcement: June 2024 (Tentative)
  • Award Presentation: June / July 2024 (Tentative)


The nominated candidate must be a graduate who has successfully completed full-time or part-time programme offered by PolyU (or its forerunners: Hong Kong Government Trade School, Hong Kong Technical College, and Hong Kong Polytechnic) which led to academic award accredited by the respective Institution.


The proposer can be a PolyU graduate, Honorary Graduate, University Fellow, PolyU staff, current PolyU Council and Court member and current Advisory Committee member.  There is no limit to the number of nominations to be submitted by each proposer.  However, the proposer cannot be the candidate himself/ herself or a direct relative of the candidate.


Award Categories and Selection Criteria 

In addition to honouring distinguished graduates for their distinction in their chosen fields, the Award recognises the active support of the alumni towards their alma mater. Support and Contribution to PolyU is one of the key selection criteria at all levels.


Selection is based on the nominee’s accomplishments in his/her personal achievements in the field, contributions to the community, and support and contributions to PolyU.

The Outstanding Young Alumni Award is introduced for alumni at/under the age of 40 by the end of the award year.


Award Category


Professional Achievement

This category recognises alumni who have attained distinguished achievements, demonstrated exemplary leadership, and made a strong impact on their profession/ industry/ society.

Entrepreneurial  Achievement

This category recognises alumni who have demonstrated outstanding innovation and entrepreneurship, as well as founded or advanced business or technology ventures with impact.

Scholarly Achievement

This category recognises alumni scholars who have made notable scholarly or research contributions in their disciplines, with proven track record and excellent reputation in the field.

Community Service Achievement

This category recognises alumni who have made impactful contributions to the communities, or demonstrated an extraordinary level of commitment, volunteerism and/or philanthropy for promoting the wellbeing of the communities.



Notes: The bestowal of the award shall subject to individual merits of the candidates.  No award shall be given out in a certain category if no suitable candidate is identified.


Panel of Judges 

The Panel of Judges, comprising both internal and external members, will be formed to examine the nominations and assess candidates’ qualifications and performance for the awards.



All information submitted on this nomination form will be kept strictly confidential and will only be used by the Panel of Judges for the purpose of the selection process.  The candidate will not be contacted by the School of Design until he/she is selected as the awardee of the PolyU Design Outstanding Alumni Awards 2024.


Submission of Nomination 

Online nomination form or Word version form


List of the items to prepares 

  1. Completed Nomination Form for PolyU Design Outstanding Alumni Awards 2024 (Part I to Part VII)
  2. Proposer’s Recommendation, Particulars and Signature (p.10 - 11 of the nomination form)
  3. Recent portrait(s) of the candidate with high resolution
  4. Candidate’s Portfolio via downloadable drive link (p.10 of the nomination form)
  5. Photocopy of certificate(s), award(s) with high resolution
  6. Supplementary documents (if any)


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