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The Temasek Student Excellence Awards (TSEA) are presented annually to recognise the inspiring achievements and outstanding contributions of students in non-academic areas, such as arts, sports, leadership, service, entrepreneurship and character excellence. 

 

2020 has been an unprecedented year for our students and CCA groups. However, despite the curveballs that the pandemic has thrown, they have remained resilient and positive, made significant efforts to keep their CCA groups alive, and devised creative workarounds in ways previously unimaginable. In the process, they were also engaged and exposed to new skills and learning opportunities.

 

We are happy to announce that nominations for the TSEA are now open! In view of the COVID-19 situation, the TSEA Secretariat has also modified some of our usual award categories to facilitate your nominations. Nonetheless, the spirit of TSEA remains in celebrating excellent student contributions.

 

Do take a moment to uplift your students’ spirits, and give them a pat on the back for their amazing dedication, selfless sacrifice and inspiring leadership.

 

Nominate them for the TSEA today! 


Announcements

 

Nominations for the TSEA are open from now till 31 May 2021 (Monday), 11.59pm. Please refer to the full list of awards, as well as the eligibility criteria, nomination process and submission forms/links below.

 

For enquiries, please contact: tsea@tp.edu.sg.

Nomination

  • Nominations for the TSEA are open from now till 31 May 2021 (Monday), 11.59pm. Nominations received after the deadline will strictly not be accepted.
  • For CCA-related awards, only TP CCAs registered with the Student Development & Alumni Affairs Department are eligible for nomination.
  • For the CCA Dedication Awards (Individual), CCA advisors are to submit their nominations via the prescribed nomination form to the TSEA Secretariat at: tsea@tp.edu.sg. Only electronic submissions will be accepted.
  • For all other awards, nominations must be submitted by TP staff via the official online forms.
  • Only nominations submitted by TP staff will be accepted. Nominations sent by students are deemed to be unsupported by TP staff, and will hence not be accepted.
  • It is the TP staff’s responsibility to verify the accuracy of all information, including the nominees’ SEAL records, before submitting their nominations.

Selection

  • All forms must clearly indicate the nominated Award Category. However, the Selection Panel will make the final decision for the category that is most applicable.
  • Selection is based on a set of pre-determined criteria, which includes amongst other things, standard of achievement, attendance, level of contribution, and demonstration of artistic merit, leadership skills and sportsmanship.
  • The selection of nominees will be left to the Selection Panel, and the decision of the Panel is final. Neither direct communication nor appeals will be entertained.

Conditions
 

  • The award may be withdrawn from the recipient, should inaccurate facts or information be provided at the time of nomination.
  • The Polytechnic reserves the right not to award any of the awards if no suitable candidates are identified.

Individual Awards    

The Award

  • Certificate

Criteria

 

In view of the COVID-19 situation, this new award will replace the usual CCA Merit Award (Individual) for 2021. It is awarded to students who have been actively involved in their respective CCAs over the past academic year (AY2020/2021) and have met the following requirements:

 

  • Students of TP involved in TP-registered CCA groups
  • No Category 1 disciplinary record or serious academic-related offence
  • Maintained a good level of attendance/involvement in CCA training and/or related activities for the year
  • Displayed good artistic merit / sportsmanship / leadership and conduct in their CCAs

Nomination

 

Please submit your nominations via the prescribed form to the TSEA Secretariat at: tsea@tp.edu.sg. The nomination form can be downloaded here.

The Award

  • Certificate
  • Trophy

Criteria

 

This is a new award to recognise students who have been actively involved in their respective CCAs over the past academic year (AY2020/2021), and who have risen above the circumstances to make outstanding contributions in their CCAs. Nominees should meet the following requirements:
 

  • Students of TP involved in TP-registered CCA groups
  • No Category 1 disciplinary record or serious academic-related offence
  • Maintained a good level of attendance/involvement in CCA training and/or related activities for the year
  • Attained at least an "Excellent" grade in SEAL
  • Displayed exemplary artistic merit / sportsmanship / leadership and conduct in their CCAs

 

Celebrating Efforts Despite COVID-19

 

In view of the extraordinary circumstances in AY2020/2021, please also describe/include contributions from the students in one or more of the following areas:

 

  1. Contribution & Leadership: Contributing to the organising of meaningful projects/activities* or leading his/her CCA group during the pandemic; or
  2. Maintaining Team Spirit: Remaining positive; inspiring and rallying the group/team to remain active together despite the tough season; or
  3. Change Readiness & Adaptability: Demonstrating outstanding adaptability, creativity and innovation in overcoming challenges

 

(*Projects/activities need not be extensive in magnitude/scale/reach, but should be meaningful or impactful to the team, TP and/or the community. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, those conducted via digital means will also be considered.)

 

(Note: Shortlisted nominees may be required to attend a selection interview.)

 

Nomination

 

Please submit your nominations via the official online form here.

The Award

  • Book Prize
  • Certificate
  • Trophy

Criteria

 

This is only applicable to final-year students (AY2020/2021) who have been actively involved in their CCAs, and have consistently met the following requirements throughout their three years in the Polytechnic:

 

  • Students of TP involved in TP-registered CCA groups
  • No Category 1 disciplinary record or serious academic-related offence
  • Maintained a good level of attendance/involvement in CCA training and/or related activities
  • Attained at least an "Excellent" grade in SEAL
  • Displayed exemplary artistic merit /sportsmanship/leadership and conduct in their CCAs
  • Significantly contributed to the organisation of events/projects or led/trained students
  • Fulfilled at least one of the following requirements*:
    • Arts: Preferably represented the Polytechnic in high-profile external events and achieved commendable standards in performance; or
    • Sports: Represented the Polytechnic in inter-tertiary competitions (at least 5 participating institutions) and achieved at least a gold medal in individual or team events for POL-ITE or equivalent, or a bronze medal for IVP or National-level equivalent; or
    • Leadership: Led and organised at least 2 significant high profile projects that have impacted a wider community beyond their own student groups
  • Brought honour and contributed to the Polytechnic
  • Been a recipient of a CCA Merit Award


(*We recognise that the achievements/contributions of students in their final year may have been affected due to COVID-19. In view of the constraints, the TSEA Secretariat will consider the students’ achievements/contributions during their first two years in TP.)

 

Celebrating Efforts Despite COVID-19

 

In view of the extraordinary circumstances in AY2020/2021, please consider describing/including contributions from the students’ final year in TP (AY2020/2021) of the following nature (if any), on top of their first two years’ of achievements:

 

  1. Contribution & Leadership: Contributing to the organising of meaningful projects/activities* or leading his/her CCA group during the pandemic; or
  2. Maintaining Team Spirit: Remaining positive; inspiring and rallying the group/team to remain active together despite the tough season; or
  3. Change Readiness & Adaptability: Demonstrating outstanding adaptability, creativity and innovation in overcoming challenges

 

(*Projects/activities need not be extensive in magnitude/scale/reach, but should be meaningful or impactful to the team, TP and/or the community. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, those conducted via digital means will also be considered.)

 

(Note: Shortlisted nominees may be required to attend a selection interview.)

 

Nomination

 

Please submit your nominations via the official online form here.

The Award

  • Certificate
  • Trophy

Criteria

 

This is awarded to students of outstanding character, who exemplify key values such as integrity, respect, responsibility, resilience, compassion and meet the following requirements:
 

  • Students of TP
  • No Category 1 disciplinary record or serious academic-related offence

(Note: Shortlisted nominees may be required to attend a selection interview.)

 

Nomination

 

Please submit your nominations via the official online form here

The Award

  • Certificate
  • Trophy

Criteria

 

This is awarded to entrepreneurial students and fresh graduates* whose businesses exhibit excellent growth or high potential for growth and scalability. Nominees should also meet the following requirements:

 

  • Articulate clear visions and missions for the businesses
  • Demonstrate great commitment to develop and scale the businesses
  • Manage academic studies while being involved in the entrepreneurial pursuits
  • Have no Category 1 disciplinary record or serious academic-related offence


* “Fresh graduates” refer to graduates who graduated not more than 1 year ago

 

(Note: Shortlisted nominees may be required to attend a selection interview.)

 

Nomination

 

Please submit your nominations via the official online form here

The Award

  • Certificate
  • Trophy

Criteria

This is awarded to students who have demonstrated commitment to advance the welfare of their community at large, and/or who have made significant contributions to this community over the past academic year (AY2020/2021). (N/B: Beneficiaries may be within or external to TP). Nominees should also meet the following requirements:
 

  • Students of TP
  • No Category 1 disciplinary record or serious academic-related offence.


(Note: Shortlisted nominees may be required to attend a selection interview.)

 

Nomination

 

Please submit your nominations via the official online form here

The Award

  • Certificate
  • Trophy

Criteria

 

This is awarded to students who have demonstrated a high level of commitment to supporting TP activities, and who have made significant contributions to the wider TP community over the past academic year (AY2020/2021). Nominees should also meet the following requirements:
 

  • Students of TP
  • No Category 1 disciplinary record or serious academic-related offence.


(Note: Shortlisted nominees may be required to attend a selection interview.)

 

Nomination

 

Please submit your nominations via the official online form here

Group/Team Awards

The Award

  • Certificate
  • Trophy

Criteria

 

This is a new award to recognise TP-registered CCA groups who have been actively involved in their respective CCA activities over the past academic year (AY2020/2021), and who have risen above the circumstances to make outstanding contributions in their CCAs.

 

 

Celebrating Efforts Despite COVID-19

 

In view of the extraordinary circumstances in AY2020/2021, please also describe/include contributions from the groups in one or more of the following areas:

 

  1. Contribution & Leadership: Contributing to the organising of meaningful projects/activities* during the pandemic; or
  2. Maintaining Team Spirit: Remaining positive; inspiring and rallying the group/team to remain active together despite the tough season; or
  3. Change Readiness & Adaptability: Demonstrating outstanding adaptability, creativity and innovation in overcoming challenges

 

(*Projects/activities need not be extensive in magnitude/scale/reach, but should be meaningful or impactful to the team, TP and/or the community. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, those conducted via digital means will also be considered.)

 

(Note: Shortlisted nominees may be required to attend a selection interview.)

 

Nomination

 

Please submit your nominations via the official online form here

The Award

  • Certificate
  • Trophy

Criteria

This is awarded to groups of entrepreneurial students and fresh graduates* whose businesses exhibit excellent growth or high potential for growth and scalability.  Nominees should also meet the following requirements:
 

  • Articulate clear visions and missions for the businesses
  • Demonstrate great commitment to develop and scale the businesses
  • Manage academic studies while being involved in the entrepreneurial pursuits
  • Have no Category 1 disciplinary record or serious academic-related offence


* “Fresh graduates” refer to graduates who graduated not more than 1 year ago


(Note: Shortlisted nominees may be required to attend a selection interview.)

 

Nomination

 

Please submit your nominations via the official online form here

The Award

  • Certificate
  • Trophy

Criteria


This is awarded to groups of students who have demonstrated commitment to advance the welfare of their community at large, and/or who have made significant contributions to this community over the past academic year (AY2020/2021). (N/B: Beneficiaries may be within or external to TP) Nominees should also meet the following requirements:

 

  • Students of TP
  • No Category 1 disciplinary record or serious academic-related offence


(Note: Shortlisted nominees may be required to attend a selection interview.)

 

Nomination

 

Please submit your nominations via the official online form here

The Award

  • Certificate
  • Trophy

Criteria


This is awarded to groups of students who have demonstrated a high level of commitment to supporting TP activities, and who have made significant contributions to the wider TP community over the past academic year (AY2020/2021). Nominees should also have met meet the following requirements:

 

  • Students of TP
  • No Category 1 disciplinary record or serious academic-related offence


(Note: Shortlisted nominees may be required to attend a selection interview.)

 

Nomination

 

Please submit your nominations via the official online form here

Outstanding Coach/Instructor Award

The Award

  • Certificate
  • Trophy

Criteria


This is awarded to an officially-appointed TP coach or instructor who has demonstrated all of the following over the past academic year (AY2020/2021):

 

  • Clear evidence of consistent achievements and performance
  • Proven student and team management skills
  • Strong commitment to TP


Nomination

 

Please submit your nominations via the official online form here

FAQ

How do you judge the scale of an event? Is an organiser of an Interest Group BBQ equivalent to an organiser of a concert?

How do you judge the scale of an event? Is an organiser of an Interest Group BBQ equivalent to an organiser of a concert?

Some considerations in judging the scale of events include the number of participants, the profile of the invited guests, the impact of the event and the magnitude of the event, i.e. poly-wide, nation-wide, diploma-wide, class.

Can students submit the nomination form themselves?

Can students submit the nomination form themselves?

No, only CCA advisors can submit the nominations via the prescribed nomination forms. Those submitted directly by the nominees are deemed as not supported by TP staff, and will hence not be accepted.

Can a TP staff be nominated for the Outstanding Coach/Instructor Award?

Can a TP staff be nominated for the Outstanding Coach/Instructor Award?

No, this award is only applicable to an external, officially-appointed TP coach or instructor.

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