Celebrating our remarkable alumni

Griffith University believes in, strives for, and celebrates the remarkable. Never more so when recognising the successes of its alumni.

The University's Outstanding Alumni Awards recognise and acknowledge the diverse achievements of alumni, across their fields of endeavour and in their communities.

The awards are conducted on an annual basis and are open to all graduates of Griffith University and its predecessor institutions.

Nominations for the 2021 Outstanding Alumni Awards closed at 5 pm on Monday 3 May.

Award categories

Outstanding Alumnus

For alumni who have demonstrated sustained, remarkable achievement in their work, industry and community.

Outstanding First Peoples Alumnus

Celebrating exceptional alumni of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, excelling in their chosen fields.

Outstanding International Alumnus

Recognising incredible alumni from all over the world who were previously enrolled as international students.

Outstanding Young Alumnus

Acknowledging the extraordinary accomplishments of early to mid-career alumni under the age of 40.

Meet the 2020 winners

Award winners represent all academic disciplines and walks of life around the globe

Eligibility and the nomination process

Award nominations will be accepted from Griffith University staff, alumni and members of the community and are open to all graduates of Griffith University and its predecessor institutions.

When nominations close, the academic groups will select their winners from each category. These winners will go on to be finalists in the overall University awards.

All award nominees must meet eligibility and selection criteria requirements and adhere to the award's Terms and Conditions.

Award categories

Terms and conditions

The awards ceremony

Academic group winners, their guests and distinguished members of the Griffith community will be invited to attend the Outstanding Alumni Awards ceremony.

The academic group winner stories will be shared and the evening will conclude with the announcement and presentation of the four overall Griffith University Outstanding Alumni Award winners.

Key dates

The key dates for the 2021 Outstanding Alumni Awards are:

Nominations open: 8 March 2021 at 9 am

Nominations close: 3 May 2021 at 5 pm

Selection panel review period: 4 May onwards

Academic group winners announced: TBC

Awards presentation and overall University winners announced: 10 September 2021

Meet previous winners

Watch the 2020 Outstanding Alumni Awards ceremony

Live broadcast from Brisbane, Australia

2020 Outstanding Alumni Awards

Rewatch the celebrations and performances during the 2020 Griffith University Outstanding Alumni Awards Ceremony.

This hybrid style event was held on Friday 11 September, at a socially-distanced, in person event at Griffith University's South Bank TV Studios and was broadcast to a live, global audience of over 200 people, situated in 11 different countries.

Contact Us

For questions relating to the Outstanding Alumni Awards contact the Advancement team.

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How to nominate

Nominations for the 2021 awards closed at 5 pm on Monday 3 May.

Stay connected

Keep in touch with your alumni community.