Section A - Special Recognition Awards Criteria

  • Each of the awards below will be awarded to three students, one Post Secondary student, one Senior High school student and one Junior High school student.

Community Service and Youth Leadership Award

Judging criteria shall be based on:
  • number and type of activity involvement
  • level of involvement and impact of involvement
  • team leadership and service to community

Athlete of the Year Award

Judging criteria shall be based on:
  • participation and level of involvement
  • achievement and recognition
  • leadership

Quranic Memorization Award

Judging criteria shall be based on:
  • quantity and quality of the memorized portions
  • preparation for the reading
  • tajweed and articulation while reading
  • individual style of reading

Arts Award

Judging criteria shall be based on:
  • innovativeness and creativity
  • artistic talents
  • value or benefit to society
  • supporting data, letters, evaluations and/or awards

Literature/Journalism Award

Students must include a portfolio containing any supporting data, letters, evaluations and/or awards of their work. Students must arrange to pick up their portfolios on the award night. Judging criteria shall be based on:
  • innovativeness and creativity
  • value or benefit to society
  • published piece with supporting letters, evaluations, and/or awards

Science Award

Judging criteria shall be based on:
  • innovativeness
  • efficient and effective methods
  • value of benefit to society
  • supporting data, letters, evaluations and/or awards

Perseverance Award Criteria

  • Outstanding performance while overcoming long term adversity
  • Achieved a major objective or milestone despite a unique or special condition/situation
  • Inspire others to reach their goals

Guide to Completing the Special Recognition Award Section (Part 1 and Part 2)

Community Service and Youth Leadership Award

Part 1: Portfolio Describe the initiative, achievement and excellence of your involvement in the community. Part 2: Recognition Received List all voluntary or extra-curricular activities (community, school, organizations, etc) that you have been involved with in the past year.

Athlete of the Year Award

Part 1: Portfolio List all sports activities, both individual and team sports that you are involved in currently. Attach copies of certificates, letters, etc. Part 2: Recognition Received List any extra curricular sports activities that you have organized or led in the past two years. Attach all available supporting documents and references.

Qur'an Memorization Award

Part 1: Portfolio List all parts of the Qur'an that you memorize and any contests you participated in within the last two years. Part 2: Recognition Received List awards and any other recognition that you have received in the last two years. Provide all available supporting documents.

Arts Award

Part 1: Portfolio List all projects and extra curricular activities that you have participated in within the last two years. For example, art contests, drama activities, etc. Provide all available supporting documents. Part 2: Recognition Received List all art projects and pieces that have been displayed or recognized or have received an award in the last two years. Provide all available supporting documents including evaluations, letters and awards.

Literature/Journalism Award

Part 1: Portfolio List all published and unpublished pieces of your literary and journalistic writings in the last two years. Attach all available supporting documents including evaluations, letters and awards. Part 2: Recognition Received List awards, scholarships, bursaries or other recognitions that you have received in the field of literature/journalism i nthe last two years. For example, trophies, certificates, medals, cash, etc. Provide all available supporting documents.

Science Award*

Part 1: Portfolio List all projects and extra curricular activities that you have participated in within the last two years. For example: math contests, science fairs, ets. Attach all available supporting documents. Part 2: Recognition Received List awards, scholarships, bursaries (with the value) or other recognitions that you have received in the field of science in the last two years. For example, trophies, certificates, medals, cash, etc. Provide all available supporting documents. * Science Award: Additional Criteria for Masters and PhD graduates
  1. Transcripts from the University
  2. One Academic reference
  3. List of publications and conferences (refer to list below)

-Journal (Masters requires one, PhD requires two) -Conference Proceedings (Masters requires one, PhD requires two) -Conference Presentation (Masters requires one, PhD requires two) -Book Chapter (optional for both Masters and PhD)