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Overview

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 the arts, sports, leadership, service, entrepreneurship and character excellence.

 

2021 has been a continuation of an unprecedented year, when COVID-19 first struck Singapore. However, despite the many curveballs thrown by the pandemic, our students 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.

 

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 2022 are now closed. Thank you for your active support in recognising deserving students who have contributed significantly to the vibrancy of our campus! Results will be released by October 2022, so do watch this space for more updates.

 

If you have any enquiries on the TSEA, please contact: tsea@tp.edu.sg

 

See you next year!

Nomination

 

  • Nominations for the TSEA 2022 are now closed. Please look out for the new nomination window next year.
  • Unless otherwise specified, only TP CCAs registered with the Student Development & Alumni Affairs Department are eligible for the TSEA.
  • For the CCA Merit Award (Arts/Sports/Leadership) and Sports Colours Award, 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 the Individual Higher Awards, Group/Team Higher Awards and Outstanding Coach/Instructor Award, nominations must be submitted via the official online forms.
  • Nominations must be submitted by TP staff for all the awards (with the exception of the *Temasek Student Eco-Award). Nominations sent by students are deemed to be unsupported by TP staff and will hence not be accepted. Students who are found to have submitted their nominations without the endorsement of TP staff will have their awards withdrawn.
  • It is the TP staff’s responsibility to verify the accuracy of all information, including the nominees’ SEAL records, before submitting their nominations.

(*Students are allowed to nominate themselves for the Temasek Student Eco-Award. TP staff can submit nominations for this award as well.)

Selection


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, scale and number of projects, 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
This is awarded to students who have been actively involved in their respective CCAs over the past academic year (AY2021/2022) 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 for the year
  • 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 for the year; or
    • Sports: Represented the Polytechnic in inter-tertiary competitions (at least 5 participating institutions) and achieved at least a silver medal in individual or team events for the year for POL-ITE or equivalent; or a bronze medal for IVP or National-level equivalent for the year; or
    • Leadership: Led and organised at least 2 significant high profile *projects for the year that have impacted a wider community beyond his/her own student group

 

(*Due to COVID-19, the TSEA Secretariat will consider events, activities and projects conducted in all formats (physical / online / hybrid).

 


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

 

Criteria
This is awarded to students who have been actively involved in their respective Sports CCAs over the past academic year (AY2021/2022) 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 for the year
  • Represented the Polytechnic in sporting competitions for the year and achieved any of the following:
    1.  A gold medal in POL-ITE or equivalent; or
    2.  A bronze medal or better in IVP or equivalent; or
    3.  A bronze medal or better in recognised national-level competitions

 

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

  • Book Prize
  • Certificate
  • Trophy

 

Criteria

This is only applicable to final-year students (AY2021/2022) who has been actively involved in his/her CCA, and has met the following requirements throughout his/her course of study 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 his/her CCA
  • Attained at least an "Excellent" grade in SEAL
  • Been a recipient of a CCA Merit Award (Arts/Sports/Leadership) or CCA Dedication Award
  • Significantly contributed to the organisation of *events/projects or led/trained students
  • Brought honour and contributed to the Polytechnic
  • Displayed exemplary artistic merit / sportsmanship / leadership and conduct in his/her CCA
  • 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 his/her own student group
 

(*Due to COVID-19, the TSEA Secretariat will consider events, activities and projects conducted in all formats (physical / online / hybrid).

 

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

 

Nomination

Please submit your nominations here.

 

The Award

  • Book Prize
  • Certificate
  • Trophy

 

Criteria

This is awarded to an artist who has been actively involved in his/her CCA over the past academic year (AY2021/2022) and has 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 for the year
  • Attained at least an “Excellent” grade in SEAL
  • Displayed exemplary artistic merit and conduct in his/her CCA
  • Significantly contributed to the organisation of *events/projects or led/trained students
  • Preferably represented the Polytechnic in high-profile external events and achieved commendable standards in performance for the year

 

(*Due to COVID-19, the TSEA Secretariat will consider events, activities and projects conducted in all formats (physical / online / hybrid).

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

 

Nomination

Please submit your nominations here.

The Award

  • Book Prize
  • Certificate
  • Trophy

 

Criteria 

This is awarded to a sportsperson who has been actively involved in his/her CCA over the past academic year (AY2021/2022) and has 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 for the year
  • Attained at least an “Excellent” grade in SEAL
  • Displayed exemplary sportsmanship and conduct in his/her CCA
  • Significantly contributed to the organisation of *events/projects or led/trained students
  • 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 the year for POL-ITE or equivalent; or a bronze medal for IVP or National-level equivalent for the year

 

(*Due to COVID-19, the TSEA Secretariat will consider events, activities and projects conducted in all formats (physical / online / hybrid).

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

 

Nomination

Please submit your nominations here.

The Award

  • Book Prize
  • Certificate
  • Trophy

 

Criteria 

This is awarded to a student leader who has been actively involved in his/her CCA over the past academic year (AY2021/2022) and has 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 for the year
  • Attained at least an “Excellent” grade in SEAL
  • Displayed exemplary leadership and conduct in his/her CCA
  • Significantly contributed to the organisation of *events/projects or led/trained students
  • Led and organised at least 2 significant high profile *projects for the year that have impacted a wider community beyond his/her own group 

 

(*Due to COVID-19, the TSEA Secretariat will consider events, activities and projects conducted in all formats (physical / online / hybrid).

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

 

Nomination

Please submit your nominations here.

The Award

  • Certificate
  • Trophy


Criteria 

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

  • Originator of the business idea or founder of the start-up
  • Articulate clear visions and missions for the businesses
  • Demonstrate great commitment to develop and scale the businesses
  • Manage academic studies well 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 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 (AY2021/2022). Nominees should also meet the following requirements:
 

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

 

(*Beneficiaries may be within or external to TP.)

 

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

 

Nomination

Please submit your nominations 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 (AY2021/2022). 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 here.

Award Tiers

  • Eco-Green Award
  • Eco-Shield Excellence Award

 

The Award

  • Certificate (Eco-Green Award)
  • Handcrafted Shield (Eco-Shield Excellence Award)

 

Criteria 

This is awarded to students who have demonstrated a high level of commitment to championing or supporting eco-initiatives, and who have contributed significantly to sustainability efforts over the past academic year (AY2021/2022). Nominees should also meet the following requirements:

 

  • Students of TP
  • No Category 1 disciplinary record or serious academic-related offence
  • Significantly contributed to sustainability efforts, which have positively impacted the TP community and/or beyond
  • Fulfilled at least one (for Eco-Green Award) / at least two (for Eco-Shield Excellence Award) of the following requirements:
    • Reach: Describe the ways and extent of how the nominee has created significant awareness on sustainability, promoted best practices and spread messages on the latest environmental solutions, in order to inspire and educate (e.g. estimated number of students/staff/public influenced from the efforts); or
    • Impact: Describe the positive outcomes/improvements arising from the nominee’s sustainability efforts (e.g. reduction of energy use by XX%, reduction of water use by XX%, increase in recycling rate by XX%, etc.); or
    • Recognition/Achievement: Describe how the nominee has significantly contributed to the organisation’s sustainability events/projects, or brought honour and contributed to the Polytechnic through his/her sustainability efforts (e.g. medals/awards/achievements).

 

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

 

Nomination

Please submit your nominations here.

Group/Team Awards

The Award

  • Certificate
  • Trophy

 

Criteria

This is awarded to an outstanding arts group that meets the following requirements over the past academic year (AY2021/2022):

 

  • Preferably represented the Polytechnic in a high-profile external *event
  • Shown evidence of high artistic merit during the year and contributed to the vibrancy of campus life
  • Displayed excellent team spirit

 

(*Due to COVID-19, the TSEA Secretariat will consider events, activities and projects conducted in all formats (physical / online / hybrid).

 

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

 

Nomination

Please submit your nominations here.

The Award

  • Certificate
  • Trophy

 

Criteria

This is awarded to an outstanding sports team that meets the following requirements over the past academic year (AY2021/2022):

 

  • Represented the Polytechnic in an inter-tertiary competition (at least 5 participating institutions) for the year
  • Attained 1st position for the year
  • Displayed excellent sportsmanship and team spirit

 

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

 

Nomination

Please submit your nominations here.

The Award

  • Certificate
  • Trophy

 

Criteria

This is applicable to the respective Studies Clubs of the six schools. Nominees should meet the following requirements over the past academic year (AY2021/2022):

 

  • Contributed in an impactful way to its School as well as the wider community
  • *Supported TP campus vibrancy through community service/arts/sports/adventure
  • Demonstrated collaborative spirit with other Studies Clubs
  • Demonstrated good event management skills
  • Demonstrated proper management of the organisation

 

(*Due to COVID-19, the TSEA Secretariat will consider events, activities and projects conducted in all formats (physical / online / hybrid).

 

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

 

Nomination

Please submit your nominations here.

The Award

  • Certificate
  • Trophy

 

Criteria

This is awarded to an outstanding Interest Group that meets the following requirements over the past academic year (AY2021/2022):

 

  • Applicable to TP-registered Interest Groups run by the Schools/Diplomas/Departments
  • Contributed in an impactful way to their respective communities and/or the wider TP community
  • Supported TP campus vibrancy through the organisation of *events/projects
  • Demonstrated good event management skills
  • Demonstrated proper management of the organisation

 

(*Due to COVID-19, the TSEA Secretariat will consider events, activities and projects conducted in all formats (physical / online / hybrid).

 

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

 

Nomination

Please submit your nominations 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:
 

  • Originator of the business idea or founder of the start-up
  • Articulate clear visions and missions for the businesses
  • Demonstrate great commitment to develop and scale the businesses
  • Manage academic studies well 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 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 (AY2021/2022). Nominees should also meet the following requirements:
 

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

 

(*Beneficiaries may be within or external to TP.)


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

 

Nomination

Please submit your nominations 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  (AY2021/2022). 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 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 (AY2021/2022):

 

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

 

Nomination

Please submit your nominations 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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