Goh Chok Tong Enable Awards returns for its fourth edition to celebrate the achievements of persons with disabilities
Nominations are open from today till 15 July
Singapore, 17 May 2022 – The Goh Chok Tong Enable Awards (GCTEA) has begun an open call for nominations for its fourth edition from today till 15 July 2022.
The GCTEA recognises the achievements of persons with disabilities and motivates those with potential to go the distance with their endeavours. An initiative of the Mediacorp Enable Fund (MEF), a community fund administered by SG Enable, with Mediacorp as the official media partner, the Awards is supported by Tote Board as the Founding Sponsor and UBS Singapore as the Principal Sponsor.
The GCTEA comprises two categories:
The GCTEA (UBS Achievement) celebrates persons with disabilities who have made significant achievements in their own fields and serve as an inspiration to others. Up to three individuals will be awarded with $10,000 each. In recognition of their contributing role in the success journeys of persons with disabilities, nominating organisations which are Institutions of Public Character and government educational institutions will each receive $5,000 should their nominee be selected as a winner of this Award category.
The GCTEA (UBS Promise) encourages persons with disabilities who have shown promise to pursue greater heights in their areas of talent and willingness to serve the community. Up to 10 individuals will each receive $5,000.
Nominees for both Award categories must be persons with disabilities i.e. with physical disabilities, sensory disabilities (e.g. visual impairment and deafness/ hearing loss), intellectual disabilities or autism. They must also be Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents, and aged 18 years and older for the first Award category, or aged 12 years and older for the latter.
Launched in 2019 by Emeritus Senior Minister (ESM) Goh Chok Tong, Patron of the MEF, the Awards honoured a total of 42 awardees for their outstanding achievements and potential in its previous three editions (please refer to 2019, 2020 and 2021 releases for more information).
Associate Professor Wong Meng Ee, Chairman of the GCTEA Evaluation Panel and a Board Member of SG Enable, said, “Over the last three years, the Awards has celebrated numerous exceptional individuals who rose above their challenges to demonstrate strength and determination in accomplishing their dreams. We hope to recognise more such individuals and call on everyone to submit nominations for those who have exhibited exemplary efforts.”
Winners of this year’s GCTEA will be announced in December 2022. For more information about the Awards, eligibility, nomination and evaluation process, please visit https://www.mef.sg/goh-chok-tong-enable-awards/ .
As a community fund administered by SG Enable, MEF aims to help build a society where persons with disabilities are recognised for their abilities and able to lead full, socially integrated lives. ESM Goh Chok Tong is the Patron of the Fund. SG Enable is the fund administrator and Mediacorp is the official media partner.
Mediacorp is Singapore’s national media network and largest content creator. Its purpose is to create engaging and trusted content, as well as to connect communities and inspire people. Mediacorp engages over three million people in Singapore daily across four languages on its digital platforms including meWATCH, meLISTEN and CNA.asia, six TV channels and 11 radio stations. Beyond Singapore, Mediacorp also has a growing international audience through CNA and content distributed across markets.
With a focus on nurturing talent and growing the sector, the company is committed to investing in nation-wide initiatives like Star Search, Anugerah, Yaar Antha Star and SPOP, commissioning a wide variety of work from local content creators, and collaborating with institutes of higher learning. As Singapore’s first local Multi-Channel Network in partnership with YouTube, Mediacorp is also committed to developing a network of digital content creators.
For advertisers, Mediacorp has partnered industry-leading brands like ESPN, Mothership, Popcorn, Singapore Tatler, theAsianparent, VICE, YouTube and 99.co to form the Mediacorp Digital Network in offering more effective content-driven solutions.
Mediacorp is the recipient of industry accolades including New York Festivals, World Media Festivals, PromaxBDA (World and Asia) and Asian Academy Creative Awards.
For more information, please visit mediacorp.sg.
About SG Enable
SG Enable seeks to enable persons with disabilities to live, learn, work and play in an inclusive society. The focal agency for disability in Singapore, it raises awareness on disability issues and facilitates access to disability schemes and services. It brings partners together to share knowledge, collaborate and innovate, striving towards a common goal of building an inclusive Singapore and enabling lives. Set up by the Ministry of Social and Family Development in 2013, it is a registered charity and an Institution of a Public Character.
For more information, please visit www.sgenable.sg.