James McWha Rising Star Award

For outstanding achievement by a young alumnus or alumna within their profession and/or community.

The James McWha Rising Star Award recognises young alumni (35 years or younger at the nomination deadline, 1 March 2019) who are making a significant contribution as emerging leaders within their profession and/or within their community.

Nominees must comply with all of the following eligibility criteria:

1. Demonstrates sustained and significant contributions in one or more of the following areas: Humanitarian, Professional Excellence and/or Outstanding Community Service.
2. Professional or volunteer work, demonstrates a significant positive impact that has been recognised by peers – locally, nationally and/or internationally.
3. Through prominence in their field/profession, brings great distinction to the University of Adelaide.
4. Demonstrates leadership qualities in a variety of contexts that could include volunteering, or community and professional work.

Read Nomination Rules for more information. 

Nominations have now closed. All applications will be forwarded to the selection panel for consideration and nominators and winners will be notified in April.

2017 James McWha Award of Excellence

On Friday 24 November 2017, the University of Adelaide presented the James McWha Award of Excellence to alumna Ms Annabel Crabb at the annual Distinguished Alumni Awards ceremony.

Ms Annabel Crabb

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws (1997)
A political journalist, author and media personality, Ms Crabb has been a journalist for major print publications in Australia and in London and has won a prestigious Walkley Award.

In recognition of excellence in her career, and being an outstanding role model for other graduates.

Further information

For more further information about the 2019 James McWha Rising Star Award, please contact alumni@adelaide.edu.au