SAIA Award 2022 Media Release Tuesday 5 April 2022

The South Australian Italian Association launching the SAIA Award

Tuesday 5 April 2022

The South Australian Italian Association (SAIA) has established the inaugural SAIA Award which will be celebrated during the gala night on Saturday 12 November 2022 at Adelaide Convention Centre.

The annual award aims to promote and perpetuate the strong Italian-South Australian heritage and to acknowledge the impact of Italian immigrants towards the construction of the fascinating multicultural Australian mosaic.

The SAIA awards have been established with the scope of recognising and celebrating the extraordinary accomplishments of individuals or organisations who have distinguished themselves in our community and in the community at large.

The SAIA Award 2022 will celebrate Italian individuals or organisations, who have shown excellence in their contributions to the following four sectors:

  • Culture and Art Award which includes: education, music, language, sport, cuisine, etc.
  • Research & Development, and Innovation Award which includes: higher education, research, start-ups, innovative entrepreneurs, etc.
  • Business Award which includes: Primary Sector, Secondary Sector, Tertiary Sector.
  • Young Achiever Award which includes young people who have achieved excellence in their field of work or study, achieved a noteworthy personal accomplishment or have developed a creative or innovative project/initiative.

We will be able to receive nominees from the South Australian Community. The entire Italian community in South Australia will be asked to submit a nomination using the ‘Nomination Form with Rules and Regulations’ which will be available through the SAIA Website. Nominations will open on Friday 1st July 2022, before closing on Thursday 15th September.

The nomination proposals will be assessed by an independent Awards Committee and the four awards will be announced at the Gala Night on 12 November 2022 at the Adelaide Convection Centre.

If further information or comment is required please call:

  • Dr. Phillip Donato OAM Chairman of SAIA Board – 0416 229 885
  • Adj.Prof. Nicola Sasanelli AM member of SAIA Board- 0488 565 938
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