National Australia Indonesia Language Awards (NAILA)

Posted on 13 January, 2017

The National Australia Indonesia Language Awards (NAILA) is an annual competition that rewards and fosters the development of Indonesian language learning in Australia at all levels.


Shanti presenting at the NAILA Awards Ceremony 2016. Photo: NAILA

NAILA’s mission is to incentivise language learning and reward high-level proficiency. This will encourage deeper communication, respect and understanding between our two nations.

Primary school students through to executive level speakers are invited to participate in the competition that culminates with a national awards ceremony and networking program. Participants have the opportunity to showcase their language skills, discuss bilateral issues and share traditional arts, culture and musical performances with the public.

In 2018, NAILA consolidated its success from the previous three years and received almost 100 video applications in Indonesian across 10 award categories, with particular interest from primary school and high school students.

In 2019, the theme is ‘Environment’, with participants being asked to describe what they do to conserve the environment. Award winners for the 2019 Speech Competition will be announced at the NAILA Awards Weekend in Melbourne in December.

Last updated on 7 November 2019.